Why, oh why, oh why!

Why, oh why, oh why! do I always have to think things will be okay and not worry about backing up my photographs and documents on my computer?

Well, I guess the worst thing that could happen today managed to happen. It seems like such a small thing until it actually occurs. It all started out with the fan in my computer making a noise, so SZG went to investiagte and change the noisy fan for a new one. He turned the computer off, changed the fan and then turned it back on again and my computer had decided in that short time to die a quick and final death.

So we have lost everything, all our photos after January 2009 until today as I had not backed them up. All my documents also and my Home ed forms and lesson plans, all gone to the big black hole connected to my computer. Oh well, I guess I will be making a real effort to back up everything from now on!

I Wonder if I really have learnt a lesson here today...

Back up, back up, back up!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

We know that Halloween is not really an Australian celebreation, but the children wanted to be able to dress up and have a little fun, so we thought what better time to do it than now.

The children enjoyed being witches, playing the pinata and turning into a Halloween pumpkin!

Learning about the world around us – Geography

Well as part of our home schooling we have started to look at the world around us and the subject of geography more in depth. This means that we will be working on a series of  ‘missions’ that the children will have to undertake.

As things progress we will share these missions with you and the interesting facts and figures we find along the way.

The world and all it has to offer will be one of our themes for the next 12 months. We will be starting out with learning about the continents and progressing from that to the individual countries within them. So much fun and learning to be had!