Monday, October 30, 2017

Moving Across Australia

I'm all the way over on the other side of Australia again.  I've got 4 littles to keep me company until the hubby and Chloe get back.  Yep, hubby took Chloe { 12 } for a drive back to Victoria to pick up the trailer and bring it back to Western Australia.  A trip of a lifetime, so we took the opportunity.  She did get a plane ride over in the first round as well, but then, when dad arrived she went back with him to get the trailer.

Adrian did have a little drama coming over with the caravan, but amazingly it was not that much trouble - considering that it could have been.

And today they sent me some photos of the Great Australian Bight.

Yeah, so as we come to a close for the month of October, Chloe and the hubby will be travelling a good 7,000 kms back and forth across Australia.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Monday, October 23, 2017

Charlotte Chit Chat

Just thought we'd highlight some of the things that Charlotte did this month.

We continue to add memory verse flash cards.

Art by herself.
She did use a directed drawing, but yes, she walked herself through it though.

Months of the Year.

She has started carrying in Math.  Currently in Unit 3 of Rod and Staff Grade 2.

Turning abstract numbers into concrete examples.

Charlotte will finish the formal school year with these books half finished.  They're started already, but yes, won't be finished in 3 days time though.  I imagine that she will still continue throughout her vacation time but at personal leisure.  We'll see how it all goes and what she resumes with in January.  There is a small chance that she'll spend her time really doing no school at all.  But, if by some incentive chance, she might still do the occasional lesson too.  We'll see.  I'm really happy with her reading progress this year.  She's almost entirely done with LTR.

A jigsaw too.

and then.......... on her last official school day this year she did this:

We are finishing early this year because we are MOVING to the other side of Australia.

Anyway, just wanted to keep something to look back on.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Interactive Sea Turtle Lapbook

We are still enjoying making our lapbooks.  With every one I do they seem to improve.  I now have a Life Cycle Story with this one and comprehension questions too.  I'm entirely running out of places to put all these pieces.

As always, a cover.

A compare and contrast venn diagram.
Don't forget the option to cut and paste is also provided.

How it looks when you first open it up.  Both passages are placed on the left hand insert.  What you can't tell from the photo is that the top passage is actually 3 pages.

The comprehension layered over the cloze.
There's 2 pages for this.

The cloze that goes under the comprehension.
This is the underside of the passages.

The second insert with the pockets and the compare and contrast on the right hand flap.

Up close on the pockets.  I've actually got 6 to choose from, but yes, you only do 4 of them.  Just choose which ones.

When we turn the pocket page over we discover the life cycle in the middle and the label activity to the right with the remaining vocabulary words underneath.

The labeling activity comes with cut and paste words - but they were taken off when I put it in the lapbook.

When you lift up the life cycle you find the writing paper for the copy work or freestyle writing.

Underneath - the second page.
There is another option for more junior writers in the file.

And of course, Art opportunities.  Draw or trace or cut and glue.

Paint, or color, or oil pastel underneath.

See, the labels for the labeling activity.  :)

The cut and paste available for the life cycle.

Vocabulary on the front left hand flap.

The copywork available.

I just made a little pocket to house them in under the compare and contrast.

Real life cards for one of the pockets.

Some more sequence cards.

One of the pocket flap books.
Something to keep track of where you do your reading for the topic.

A paragraph walk through.  By the time the child has used this flap book they've written a paragraph.

A tri-fold can, have, are...... which slips into one of the pockets.

And on the backside we have a circular life cycle illustration.

This is a very, VERY full lapbook.

There is even a wordsearch in there too - goodness knows where we will put that, but yes, it's in there anyway, nonetheless.

{ 12 Activities }

Yes, so I am super happy about how this one came out as well.  The girls and I are currently working through it already.  It is designed to take 2 weeks, but it might take us a little longer, depending on how many extra little crafts I add and what we read.

I do have a walk through on how to make the lapbook base HERE.

And a walk through on how to put this lapbook together HERE.

It's currently on SALE for a bargain $4 HERE.

Thanks for visiting.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Columbus Day

I know, I'm late..... 
but better late than never....
or maybe we could just look at it like this:
we're early for next year, right?

Truth is, I did use these resources this year, I just didn't get them to the store in time before Columbus Day though.

We started out with 2 reading passages - which I read to the girls.

One was out of an old book I have on the shelves, the other passage was from here:

The Discovery of New Worlds Christopher Columbus

We put our vocabulary words into our notebooks.

Then we matched up our definitions with the vocabulary words.

Then we worked on the worksheets from here:

Columbus Test Time
 This one is Charlotte's page.

Yeah, so not too much, but just enough for a quick easy lesson.

In fact, we used it as our very last lesson of the year.

Did you do Columbus Day this year?

Thanks so much for visiting.