Weekly Update – 26/2/12

Highlights from my life this week…

I finally got my car back from being repaired. It was a whole month waiting for it to go in for repairs and a week without my wheels, but she looks good as new now….

Highlights from our homeschooling this week…

We learnt about Van Gogh. The children are enjoying our art lessons. Especially when they get to learn about the greatest artists. They enjoy comparing art work from the different periods and artists themselves. Van Gogh is definitely a favourite….

Our favorite thing this week was…

Nik enjoyed her dancing lesson. Phinee the ability to go no where ( as we had no wheels) and me the time spent with Family.

Things I’m working on…

STILL- The next edition of Glimpse – a FREE Online homeschooling newsletter – which is due out in February. – A little late I know but it is still coming ….. I wish I could find someone able to help me out with this venture …..

I’m reading…

Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-deficit Disorder by Richard Louv.

This is an amazing book and a real eye opener. It talks about what Richard calls ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ – which he explains that our children are experiencing – it’s a term, not an illness – I had to buy this book to read and also to keep on  my bookshelf – Well worth a read!

Favourite Photo(s) this week … 

Fresh Vegetables from our Garden

A great website worth mentioning is…

Cloud in a Bottle

The Worlds Greatest Artists A Unit Study

While traveling around the net looking for resources on the Greatest Artists I came across a wonderful Unit study from Erica over at Confessions of a Homeschooler.

I am yet to actually use this but it looks very interesting and quite promising, which is great. This unit study uses many of the books I have at home in our collection as it’s basis, which is even better for us. But don’t fear if you like what you see in Erica’s Unit study of the World’s Greatest Artists, but don’t have the books, you can buy them for around $5 – $6 each from either book depository ( for Free world wide shipping) or Fishpond (for free shipping within Australia).

Please don’t forget to check out the FREE downloadable Greatest Artists Unit Study from Erica at Confessions of a homeschooler, I know we are going to enjoy using it and hope that if you check it out –  that you will also.