Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Noah Making a Craft for the Letter A.

Today Noah started his alphabet craft series.  He did amazing.  He painted and cut with the scissors with diligence, focus, and care.

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How it looks in his book.


I can't wait for him to start adding more.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Craft Time on Holidays

One of the ways to keep the children busy during holiday time is to let them do crafts.  Freestyle.  Just give them stuff and let them make their own things.

Today they are happy to craft punch and add glitter and what not's to their creations.








Sunday, July 15, 2018

Trying Out the Figures from Caesar's Augustus World

My only regret is that they didn't have their date on or close by each picture.  Never the less, they still lent themselves to the timeline schedule without too much difficulty per se.

Hannah just preferred to cut and paste directly.

We guessed where they should fit because I wasn't feeling well enough to do the extra leg work to get the accuracy.  I hope we weren't too far out.


And Phebe's page.  She used textas to outline the picture before cutting and pasting.


I'm not sure if we'll do more or not later on, maybe, we'll see.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Working on Charlotte's Medieval Timeline

Since we were taking a week off school I thought, now is the time, that I'd inject a small side detour for 10 mins so that this particular activity, which is normally overlooked and forgotten, could be started.  

I found the figures through Ambleside Online.


Friday, July 13, 2018

The Rocks of Honey

Hannah has also finished Watership Down, and enjoyed it immensely, as the same for the other two girls.  So, I needed to find a new read for that space on the schedule.  Here's what I choose for Hannah.

The Rocks of Honey

Sorry guys, but we did dispense with the dust jacket, it was in the way...


Written by Patricia Wrightson and printed in 1960.  She is a distinguished writer for children.   Her books have won many prestigious awards all over the world.


I love the sketch work in it.



This is an Australian book.

It's about an Aboriginal legend, and a hidden stone axe which is believed to be cursed.  Basically it's a treasure hunt.  Barney and his Aboriginal friend with a third child are determined to find the axe.  But of course, there are a string of accidents along the way, which leads them to conclude that the legend is much more than they originally thought, but is it??

Descriptions of the local landscape do not escape the book and there is even a "shivering authentic encounter account of a close encounter of a local spider".


Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Golden One

Since we're doing AO for Phebe at the moment, and she polished off Watership Down in a jiffy, I moved her into a new book.

The Golden One

by Katherine O'Brien


Inside at the first chapter. 


"If you like adventure stories, you'll like this one."

The story is based in New Zealand, a close geographical country to Australia.

"Three twelve year olds on holiday near Wellington find a treasure that has been lost for several generations - the Golden One of legend.  But that is only the beginning of their adventures, as thieves try to get hold of it.  And the antique shop owner's assistant is really nasty, the villian - he's a really good baddie."

At present Phebe is about to start chapter 3.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Science this Week for Charlotte

This weeks Science for Charlotte...


It's an Interactive Notebook page.


The lesson plan DOES include instructions for completing a left hand page as well, but I feel that just doing the interactive page is enough at the moment.