Friday, 13 July 2012

HSMJ let's study the Olympics

In my life this week…
I had a great time gathering information for us to tackle a unit study on the Olympic Games which we will be starting in two weeks time.
I have recently started using essential oils to clean my home and have been so impressed with the product that I hosted a party and invited my friends over to come and find out about Nature Direct.  Have any of you heard of this product or used it in your homes ?

In our homeschool this week…
  • We visited WORZ and did a giraffe encounter as part of our South Africa studies. We even got to touch a rhino.
  • We went to the Firestation which has inspired us to do a unit on Fire Safety.
  • Sir N partook in a holiday swimming program.
  • We reorganised our homeschool supplies.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…  
I am inspired by…
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
  • This week we had the pleasure of helping another homeschool mom who needed to be in two places at once.  Her son came to play before holiday swimming lessons and was such a delight to have over.
  • Holiday Swimming Programme at Paul Sadlar Swimland.
  • Nieces and Nephews
  • Night Zoo - Paul has been working at the night zoo and we have been enjoying going to explore the zoo in the dark and eating BBQ marshmallows!

My favorite thing this week was…
  • Seeing Sir N delight in obtaining the next certificate in his swimming lessons.  So we are going to work on our Maxi Blue cert this term.

What’s working/not working for us…
  • Going to the library on my own to source materials for our homeschool.  It worked so well that I think I might make this a regular occurrence.
Questions/thoughts I have…

Things I’m working on…
  • Completing the Expedition Earth - South Africa unit.
I’m reading…
I’m cooking…
  •  Lamb shanks in the slow cooker (crock pot) it was very tasty.
On Pinterest I found... 
 iHomeschool has started a linky for you to list your Pinterest boards.  This is every homeschoolers dream.  So if you pin pop on over to iHomeschool: Homeschoolers on Pinterest and list your boards. (this list has grown by over a 100 today!)

I’m grateful for…
  •  Gentle abundant life giving rain ...

A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
"A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them. It is a wrong to his family. Children learn to read by being in the presence of books. The love of knowledge comes with reading and grows upon it. And the love of knowledge, in a young mind, is almost a warrant against the inferior excitement of passions and vices." ~Horace Mann
Blessings

Chareen


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2 comments:

  1. I really want to do a special unit with my children on the Olympics, as well! I can't wait to check out all of the links. They look great. As always, you have had an event-filled and fun week. We'd love to come and spend some time in your homeschool! Have a great weekend! Many blessings, Lisa :-)

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  2. 12 Most Compelling Reasons to Homeschool was very interesting to read especially being written by a school person! thanks for sharing.

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