Saturday 22 February 2014

HSMJ Sir N discovers he CAN read ...

In my life this week…
It's been an eventful two weeks around here.  I'm really tired and looking forward to a short time away in a weeks time.
This past week has been so special.  I picked a book off the shelf (Oscar Otter) and gave it to Sir N to read to himself before bedtime.  He said "But Mommy I can't read ..."  He can read but hadn't realized he didn't need me there in order to do so. I wish I had my camera handy when he reappeared 15 min later with the completed book in his hand. The look of sheer delight was a very precious moment in my week this week.  He has also enjoyed reading Amelia Bedelia this week.

In our home school this week…
  • We learned to draw some neat pictures using a circle as the starting point.
  • Continued reading through I Can Read It! Book 2
  • We are working on writing neatly and clearly.
  • As well as math facts.
  • We watched Dinosaurs Alive 3D which is an iMax presentation.  I am quite impressed.  Normally these sorts of documentaries are presented as absolute fact.  This one used excellent presentation explaining that it is supposition and they do not really know for sure.  They also used flooding to explain fossilization. I'm looking forward to seeing more presentations here later this year.   
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
Places we’re going and people we’re seeing…
  • We met with my Mom who played tennis with Sir N
  • Attended tennis classes
  • Recorder lessons
  • Today we went to the Melbourne Museum (more on this next week ...)
My favourite thing this week was…
Questions/thoughts I have…
Things I’m working on…
In Bloggy world I’m reading…
I’m cooking…
I’m grateful for…
A photo, video, link, or quote to share…
I enjoyed watching this YouTube clip this week On the Road: A tough teacher's alter ego -CBS NEWS



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  1. I know exactly what you mean about a child who thinks he can't read but can. We are precisely at that spot at present all about Mercy Watson and Amelia Bedelia here too

    1. Erin it's been such a fun week watching him realise that a whole new world is open to him now :)

  2. Thanks for the shout out. :o)

  3. You have so many great links in your post today!! I just spent a lot of time checking some out. Thanks!!

  4. I'm totally sharing this post! You have so many AWESOME resources here. It's a like a little gold mind! Thanks for linking up at Weekly Moments and Musings!

    1. Thanks for hosting Heather and I'm glad you have enjoyed reading some of these links :)


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