Monday, October 17, 2011

October 17th 2011

This is not a very interesting blog, rather a place to record all our homeschool activities. Much of our school work is done out of the books and i thought that this would be a good place to record it.

This morning Josiah made us porridge for breakfast. This was the first time he has done it, he had to work out how many people were having porridge, how much to put in the bowl and he learnt how to use the microwave.

This is a great action shot of Max our dog that Josiah took this morning. I just sorted through 190 photos that he had taken on our camera, there were lots of good ones and lots of photos of grass.

We made fruit straps this morning from Strawberries, tinned peaches and tinned pears. The kids took in turn using the stick master to blend the fruit together, they really enjoyed this part.

The straps turned out a bit dry and crunchy, i think we left them in the oven too long, they are still yummy though!

Today was the first day of term 4 and Anna's first day of proper full time kindy. So while Anna was at kindy and Rachel was asleep we did our bookwork.

Everyday we do LEM phonics, Maths and Science. This term i am hoping to incorporate art, design and technology and Society and Environment/History into our school week. We have a good routine for phonics, maths and science. I think i should be able to include one subject each day for the others, but it will depend on how long it takes.

We do school in the afternoon when Rachel is asleep, which is much less distracting for me and Josiah. Whilst Anna is at kindy, this gives us about 2 1/2 hours to do all our school work. On some days we can resume when we get home if we haven't finished but on Mon and Wed the kids have muscial theatre and we run out of time.

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