Tuesday, November 22, 2011

22nd November

I am counting down to the holidays. I keep forgetting to blog about our school days.
We finished our science course today and only have two weeks of maths and phonics left, next week will be revision.
Today Josiah spent a long time reading a graphic novel i borrowed from the library for him. Reading is definitely his favourite thing at the moment and looks forward to reading in bed with his light on at night.
He also spent a bit of time playing lego by himself.
This afternoon we had a presentation of awards for the "make it a fresh snack" poster competition.

Josiah won first prize in the poster competition that i blogged about : http://hardinghomeschool.blogspot.com/2011/10/yesterday-i-was-feeling-very-very-tired.html

Receiving his prize

In front of the winning entries, his is top left.

The certificate

His prize was a $200 voucher for the local surf shop, not really an ideal prize for a 5 year old. We went there to see what we could buy but couldn't find anything suitable or that we were willing to pay money for. We made a deal with him that we would buy him some lego and that we will buy some things that we need from the shop in exchange, he was very happy with this arrangement.

I was suprised and very proud that he won. i

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 15th

We had a day at home today preserving, we made pasta sauce, tomato paste and onion marmalade. Well, actually i did most of it and the kids came and went, did a bit here and went back to playing.

This is Josiah at family night last night.

Josiah had his first piano lesson today, i taught him after we had done some phonics. Initially he was resistant to the idea and now he wont leave the piano alone. I don't want to force him to learn but i think it will be a good skill to have. He seems keen at the moment so we will run with it for now.

Josiah watched the crocodile hunter vol 11, he still loves Steve Irwin. He also finished a small kids novel he has been reading about chocolate. We will go to the library tomorrow and get some new books.

Monday, November 14, 2011

14th November

Well, obviously i haven't blogged anything for a while, I was sick for a while and got a bit overwhelmed by everything. Last week we went to Adelaide for my friends wedding.
Here are some pictures with the bride and groom, Anna loved the wedding and has been looking forward to it for such a long time.
The other photo is Josiah at playgroup a couple of weeks ago, a great action shot that my friend Kate took.

Today we had my final Breastfeeding Association meeting and the kids tagged along as usual and played in the creche and joined a play group in another building at the centre.

We had a good school day and Anna had musical theatre rehearsal.
Tonight we had the kindy family night, the kids put on a bit of a concert and there was face painting and balloons. A good night out.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

3rd november

Yesterday we didn't do any school work, i can't even remember what we did all day except go to the library in the morning. By the time afternoon came round, i was exhausted. Have been that way for days, so I went to bed and Josiah watched Finding Nemo and had musical theatre.

Today we didn't do any bookwork either. I am feeling a bit better today but decided that i might buy some chooks with the birthday money i recieved from my MIL. So today we spent the afternoon modifying and preparing the chook yard for some new chookies. Josiah helped with this, we still have a bit more work to do but once again i got exhausted and had to stop.
This morning we went to playgroup.

I have a busy couple of weeks coming up and am not expecting to get school done every day, it will be especially hard if i don't start feeling better. Hopefully i can get on top of this tiredness quickly.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

1st November

A better day today, a bit less tired and a bit more motivated.
This morning Josiah wrote a letter to his Nanny on a piece of brown paper covered in drawings he did.
He was very helpful to me this morning with the housework and actually did a lot of the tasks that i asked of him.
All the kids helped me make a second batch of orange and date pikelets for snack time, Anna in particular enjoyed mixing and spooning the mixture into the hot frying pan.
Today i made a wordsearch for Josiah's word list, which was something new and different to help learn his words.
He had a good attitude throughout school today and we achieved a lot.
We spent a bit of time in the garden today planting peanuts, corn and carrots.
We have been putting shredded paper mulch on the existing plants as we don't have any straw.