Monday, December 31, 2018

And Just Like That...... School Started

Yep, we started our 2019 school year today.

I've got my tick list all good to go.....

Charlotte started SOTW III.

And because it's Monday...... Art Monday.

What I'm reading to Charlotte and Noah for Bible time.

And this is how we started the new school year.  

There was plenty of other work done, but yes, these were my happy snaps this morning.

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Chloe is in year 9.

Phebe is in year 7.

Hannah also doing year 7.
Charlotte doing year 2.

And Noah doing Kindergarten.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Two Days to Go.....

Two days to go, and then we'll be back to school....... 
so not ready....

Ready in the material world, not ready in my mind.....
ha ha ha

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Grade 2 English

I've already pulled out Charlotte's Grade 2 English stuff for when we start our 2019 school year in a couple of weeks ....

{ Vocabulary.....}

{ Reading / Comprehension / Vocabulary...... }

 { Christian Light Education..... covers all the grammar, spelling, penmanship, revision.....}

I'll show you what she's reading in a separate post, at a later date.  

Monday, December 3, 2018

Kindergarten Tools

Things to keep for your 4 year old Kindergarten student....

Plastic threading cotton reels.

Hands on manipulative tools are essential in the early years play based schooling for their motor skills.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Pencils for Kindergarten

Here's what I bought for Noah for when school resumes in January..... Yep, only 4 weeks left to go before we begin our 2019 school year.....  

I picked this tin up at Office Works for a smidge under $40.

Where does the time go?

Saturday, November 3, 2018

2019 Yearly Planner

I just made next years Yearly Planner, so I'm just dropping in to share here as well.  

Just click to download a copy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Charlotte is 7 now......

Charlotte is now a brand new fresh 7 year old, so I thought I'd do a journal entry for where she is currently in her Math.

Rod and Staff Grade 3, lesson 98.

Doing Division.....
for her 6x tables on top, and a mixture on bottom.

Then we continue to do some more in fraction form, and of course a few written questions as well.

So yep, that is where Charlotte is up to these days.  

Monday, August 20, 2018

Kk is for Koala.....

While we're currently taking a Robinson Curriculum detour for the older girls, little boy continues to preschool, with much enthusiasm.

Today he did a letter { k } alphabet craft.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

What Charlotte is Reading These Days

Charlotte has just turned 7.

This is the level/ability and where she is in her reading:

She is almost finished with this book, which will bring us to the end of the Grade 1 course particularly soon, and well before the end of the year - so that we'll actually have a couple of months free.  We'll probably detour a little after that before jumping to the Grade 2 materials, but I dunno, we'll see what she thinks when we get there, and what she might want to do.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

My Latest Korean Find: Moorim School

These days - now that I put fb in the bin again, seem to have a little bit of extra time on my hands.  Which brings me to what have I been doing then?  Well, I discovered a new little series to watch.  We don't keep regular tv at my house at all, but we've relaxed that rule to allow Netflix at times.

If you want a SAFE viewing:  then this would include this series.  You will not be subjected to any foul language, inappropriate nudity, or any of the usual perversion found in western civilisation.  In fact, you will probably be so surprised by the lack of it, that you will never want to watch anything that comes out of America again.  You will come with me to Korea.  Subtitles are available for those of us that don't speak Korean.

ps.  don't send me emails saying how short sighted I am.  I fully realise that they have been on speed light travel to the same debauchery as America, but they managed to keep it out of this particular series - which made it an immensely enjoyable viewing.

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They have a very different type of viewing.

My latest amazing little find has been:

{ Moorim School: Saga of the Brave }

I found it on Netflix.

Now, while it's like watching a really modest young love romance the basic story line will keep  you to the end.

Here is a trailer for it:

You should definitely read about here it here: wikipediaMoorim_School:_Saga_of_the_Brave

and another more interesting trailer here:

There is a little down side:  you'll be exposed to modesty, hard work ethic, and of course martial arts.  And I really, really, really loved that the students had to cook, clean, and look after themselves.  ha ha ha, oh my dream come true.  Can't wait for my students to take on that vision.  These students are basically university level, do I really have to wait that long?

But if you don't mind a little of that, you should be extremely happy to binge your way through.

Keep the tissues available.  You'll need them at some point.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Best Interview Fun and Hwarang Sneak Peaks

Today I found an interview with the main boy cast members, with plenty of show and tell from the series Hwarang.  

It explains a LOT of bits and pieces from the story.

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And just a curious little note:

At 16.58 introduction to the dance scene.

At 17.53 we discover that Minho choreographed the dance, with a little help from Tae, I think?

Then at 18.30 we see Park HyungSik, Min-ho, and Kim Taehyung show us the dance moves.

I mention this because what is most interesting is that these 3 all come from boy bands.  HyungSik from ZE:A { pronounced GEA as there is no Z sound in Korean }.  Min-ho from Shinee, and Kim Taehyung as V from BTS.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Hwarang - The Poet Warrior

If you are currently looking to view a drama from South Korea anytime soon, perhaps you will allow me to suggest:

{ Hwarang - The Poet Warrior }

This mini series is based 
"around an elite group of young men called "Hwarang" who discover their passions, love, and friendship in the turmoil of the Silla kingdom (57 BC - 935 AD )."

There are some particularly odd moments in there, but I just took them with a grain of salt and moved right along.  Overall it was an awesome story.  Full of romantic young love, ambition, and friendships.  And yes, there is also a sad scene that requires tissues!

If you watch it on Netflix you will have English subtitles.

There are two predominate questions in this series:

Who will get the girl?
Who is the King?

I went and found you some sneak peeks for show and tell.

Let's start with an:

Official Trailer.... that shows some of the elegant costumes displayed throughout the series:

some more snippets - yes, that's Choi Min-ho on the front piece there, he plays the part of one of the Hwarangs { but he is from the boy band Shinee }:

and a fight scene { amongst the boys } - don't be put off by the initial start to the fight - that's mostly the full extent of innuendo for that genre.  They just happened to be there due to fighting and drinking the night before.

In this clip we see Kim Taehyung { Hwarang: Suk Han-sung } telling us that he is a man.......  if you recognise him, it's because he is V from BTS! { another boy band }

Both the main male actors also sing a track for the series.

Park HyungSik with:

and Park Seojun with:

Last, but not least, a post interview with the top 3 main actors: Park Seo-joon, Go Ara, and Park Hyung-sik.  

{ FYI: Koreans write their last names first. }

Wiki has a full write up:

You tube is FULL of snippets and spin offs.  In addition, you can also find all the sound tracks there as well.  In fact, as I type this ending to my blog post I am listening to 'Even if I die, it's You' by V { Kim Taehyung and Jin from BTS  but I digress... }

Let me know how you go. 

Friday, August 10, 2018

Another Outline AND a Paragraph

Today we did another outline walk through.....

and then she used her outline to write her own paragraph.

In hindsight I should have given her specialised lined writing paper  { 3rds } - which would of helped her with her neatness and spacing, but at any length, still pretty happy with her first outline to paragraph outcome.

I should also be more diligent to have her sit when she is happy, and not ticked off, but that is a note for me.....  ha ha ha.

 The more she practices, the more natural and more detailed her writing will become.  

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Charlotte's First Official Outline

Charlotte { 6y11m } did her very first official and formal outline this morning:

First, she read the passage aloud, then she answered the comprehension questions.

Then we went back and looked for the key words with which to build her paragraph outline.

I. Main Idea
a. detail
b. detail
c. detail

So, instead of just getting her to narrate to me a main idea sentence based on a paragraph, now, we are looking very closely to key words in many sentences to build a paragraph.

At some point we'll also start the re-writing of the paragraph based on her own outline.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

When You Actually Take a Photo of Some of Their Lego Creations

I don't normally take a lot of photos of their Lego creations, but today I thought, why not?  Let's do it.

and a bit closer up on Phebe's ship with cannons.

Monday, August 6, 2018

B is for Bee Alphabet Craft

Today Noah did another alphabet craft for the letter Bb.

And now we are off to snuggle up on the lounge for a "story".  Apparently, since he said earlier that, "He loves stories."

Sunday, August 5, 2018

All the Little Bits and Pieces to Make a Salad

I think that the best salads are the ones that are mostly by and large comprised of many little pieces for taste.

Last night we made a pretty regular salad at our house:

It has green leaves / lettuce leaves, cabbage, and beetroot underneath where you can no longer see.

It also had:

cherry tomatoes
sweet gherkins { or pickles can't remember }

All I had to do then was add a dressing { ranch } and mix.

It didn't take long to cut up either, which is nice.  Maybe 20 mins??

But super good for us.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Let there be More Pauls, Let us be Pauls

Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;
17 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

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Let us bless others with this type of praying.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018

New Books in the Mail

I love getting book mail....

I had never heard of this series until I found myself at the authors website while reading a review on Macaulay's History of England.  I was impressed with his ability to write and communicate, which lead me to try these first two books out. 

I hope I like them.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Noah and His Preschool

Moving along with the Preschool for Noah.

Noah is using these two books for his preschool work.

Today he started the short sound of { e } formally.

He's also started the Rod and Staff Math book 1.

I figure that if he just does a single row each day type of thing, that way he gets to do school, but it's not rushed or overwhelming.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

E is for Elephant

Another letter craft for Noah's alphabet craft book.

Ee is for elephant.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Charlotte Starting a New Lapbook on Knights

Charlotte started a new lapbook today called, 'Knights'.

Our first piece.....

The inside:

It's done by Homeschooling in the Woods.

It will compliment SOTW II quite nicely.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

C is for Cat

Another painting and scissor craft for the Letter C and Noah's alphabet craft book.

Thursday, July 26, 2018


Signed the girlies up for rollerskating this term.

Heaps of fun.... and now of course they want their own roller skates....

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Preschool Activities Today

Here are some of the activities that Noah did today:

A simple activity of matching up what is missing from the main picture.  Visual discrimination.

And we also worked on Touch Points.

And he did a little bookwork.

And a few jigsaw puzzles.

Monday, July 23, 2018

A New Book all the Way from America

Today I had some happy mail.....

a new book all the way from America.

{ A History of England by Arnold - Forster }

It's on the AO reading list as an option / substitute if you don't want to do Churchill.

Up until this point I've been slowly printing out a pdf copy, but it would be a huge project to do that if I had to continue to the very end, so on that account, I am super excited to have it in a book - hard cover too.