Weekly Update – 22/1/12

In my life this week…

I have continued to Visit the Doctor. Finally they have things under control, even though they are still not sure why I have the issues I have or what is causing them. The idea is now to see how the medication works for me and what happens when they ween me off it in around another three weeks time. Hopefully it will have fixed the issues….

In our homeschool this week…

The girls have worked hard on their English and Maths. Nik has worked well with the letter ‘W’ again this week. She has also put a lot of effort into learning to read, write and spell her spelling words. She was very pleased to be able to read the words out to Tata at our last family meeting.

Phinee has been working hard on her times tables. It seems that repetitive writing of the times tables is helping her to remember them easier. Which is great news. She has also been doing great with her spelling words. We did have to talk through the old – ‘i’ before ‘e’ except after ‘c’ rule, but otherwise she got almost full marks for all the other words we gave her (45 in total) for the week.

The girls did dome chalk dust drawings for Art. They had to make their own chalk dust and then use it to create a universe. They also started learning about Picasso. They found his art works quick dramatically different, depending on what time frame they were created as well as downright strange at times. Our work on Picasso will continue over the next few weeks.

Both girls enjoyed being able to share their work with Tata this week during our Family meeting. They showed off their art work and literacy and numeracy work amongst other things to Tata who was ‘most impressed’.

We also enjoyed no Electricity day. It did not turn out quite as Planned as We had commitments that took us out of home, so we did use Electricity when outside the home. However once we returned we successfully did not use any electricity. – We are now looking forward to our next No Electricity Day, and intend to stay home for all of it, to really make a difference and impact on our learning.

Places we have been and people we have seen…Phinee attended another SMC Youth Group excursion. This time she went to Tolosa Park in Glenorchy to learn how to draw with a cartoonist and also to the Glenorchy pool for the afternoon.She thoroughly enjoyed this.

We also visited our friends in Austins Ferry again this week, which was a lot of fun, otherwise we just spent time at home with each other and the animals.

My favorite thing this week was…

Our Family meeting. It was very productive, informative but most of all engaging and fun!

Things I’m working on…

The next edition of Glimpse – a FREE Online homeschooling newsletter – which is due out in February.

I’m reading…

Unfortunately i have not had time this week to read anything, maybe better luck next week. However as a family we are reading ‘The Golden Goblet’ as part of our ‘World History’

My Favourite Photo(s) this week is… (again too hard to choose just one!)

A great website worth mentioning is…

Art Attack – The website – also a TV Show. Great value for quick, easy ideas!

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