In my life this week…
I didn't realise how much I had missed reading out loud to Nathaniel over the last month. This week we eased back into home educating and next week will be our first full week back for 2016.
This week was filled with excursions and the Not Back to School Party on Friday. It's so much fun to build this new tradition with new friends and old alike.
Helpful homeschooling tips or advice to share…
- How Do I Homeschool When My Days Are Crazy?
- Have you seen Here to Help Learning ? If not I highly recommend you pop on over and take a look. I'm super impressed.
- Archaeologists Dig Up An 800-Year-Old Native American Pot. What They Found Inside Is Changing History.
- Here’s Why Writing Things Out By Hand Makes You Smarter
- How to Teach Students Note Taking Skills
- 30 iPad apps for stuendts with special needs
- I'm loving my new membership over at Homeschool Copywork. Amy has the most amazing downloads
In our home school this week…
- We finished watching What's in the Bible? with Buck Denver this week. I've been a Christian for forty plus years and I learned so very much watching this series with Nathaniel. I highly recommend it to you. If you have a Schoolhouse Teachers membership you can stream these via Right Now Media.
- Nathaniel explored many areas of science at Science Works on Monday. Our favourite was the Lightening Room Show.
- We watched Starlight at Science Works
- Commenced Australian History studies by reading: History of Australia
- Our two read alouds are: Ten Boys Who Didn't Give In and The Trumpet of the Swan.
- Nathaniel made a Wooden Pen Holder from Clever DIY
- We continued our Orphs of the Woodlands story online.
- We watched London's Lost Cities from Cities of the Underworld: Complete Season One. We were amazed at what lies beneath London in the United Kingdom.
- Nathaniel is reading Tuts Mummy: Lost- and Found to me and I'm reading the chapter on Ancient Egypt in the Usborne Time Traveller to him.
- Paul taught some life skills after our tire got a puncture and had to be repaired.
- For family movie nights we watched: Night at the Museum 2 and All Creatures Big and Small.
- Our Audio book is: The Fellowship of the Ring Book 1 by J.R.R.TOLKIEN. Read by Rob Inglis. This is so beautifully read and well worth seeing if your local library has it.
- Monday launched our 2016 year with a Field Trip to Science Works. We really enjoyed going to the Lighting Show.
- Boys Brigade commenced for 2016 on Tuesday evening.
- Thursday marked the beginning of our drawing and art class for the year. Paul made seed pod swans with the children based on an art project he did when he was in primary school.
- Thursday evenings we are attending swimming lessons.
- Friday was the Not Back to School Party which H.E.N organised. Wonderful day out for the family.
- I loved reading this “Mama & Me” Journal In fact I still have the booklet that my daughter and I used to write to each other in. It's a very precious keep sake.
Things I’m working on…
- Reviving my blog. This little space of mine has been left unattended and loved upon for too long and I've missed it greatly.
- Valentines Day letter exchange.
- I've loved the books I've read by Paul Tripp. This article was interesting Change The Way You Pray
- One of my favourite biblical woman to follow online is Courtney from Women Living Well. It's been a while. This is such a timely message to us Never Lose Your Hope in God
- Have you seen this ? Read Through the Bible With Us
- Incredible Proof for Why You Should Have Faith in the Bible
On the WWW I’m reading…
- I rather enjoyed reading this GP's perspective. It was good to be reminded that I am the parent and not my child. Parents: You’re not doing your job. Sincerely, expert and author Leonard Sax
- This article was so refreshing to read. I wholeheartedly disagree and am saddened by the fact that this shop owner was attacked and his attacker got away with it. This article was refreshing because it's so good to hear someone calling a spade a spade for a change Something Rotten in the Town of Terrigal
- I enjoyed this article. I think that too many of the commenters got hung up on the details rather than the heart of the message to married couples. What do you think ? She Divorced Me Because I Left Dishes by the Sink
- If you're a photographer this is an interesting article 8 Free Places to Promote Your Photography Business Online
- I'm always astonished and encouraged by the honesty of people. Sarah Mae - My Abortion
- On one hand I am really touched by this mothers response but on the other I'm not so sure at all This Mother's Reaction to Her Son's Fit of Anger Can Teach Us All a Lesson in Parenting
- Here is an interesting letter from a High School student to his school life: Dear School, It’s Not Me, It’s You
- Wow Autism was first diagnosed in 1938 Donald Grey Triplett: The first boy diagnosed as autistic
- This weekend I would like to try out this recipe: Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onion, and Garlic
- I really enjoy eating Snickers bars so I think I shall try out this shake: Snickers Protein Shake
- I was inspired by Homemade Cashew Milk that I decided to make my own Almond Milk. I was surprised at how easy this is to do.
I'm so very proud of my sister. She is currently training to participate in the Melbourne Weekend to End Women's Cancer. She's in need of some sponsorship (she needs to raise $2,000 in order to participate in the walk). If you are able please will you pop on over and sponsor her ? Her Participant ID is: 131063-0 IF you are in Australia you will receive a tax deduction receipt for your donation. Much appreciated :)
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