This Week: A Photo Journal of our Child-led Homeschool

Pattern Activities with Kinetic Sand - An Everyday Story

Reggio Homeschool 3 - An Everyday Story

This week in our child-led homeschool…

So how has your week been? Any little ones head off to school for the first time this week? Who’s back to the classroom soon? Anyone starting homeschooling for the first time this year?

This week we didn’t spend much time at home. Between therapy appointments, catching up with friends before they head back to school and our homeschool co-op, it felt like we were out most of the week. I am definitely looking forward to a quieter week next week.

Here’s a little from this week…

Maths

Australian Curriculum Links:

  • Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features (ACMMG022)

Lots of fun with kinetic sand this week. Jack and Sarah enjoyed creating 3-dimensional shapes with their geometric solids(They are using these wooden trays)Shapes Activities with Kinetic Sand - An Everyday Story Math Activities with Kinetic Sand - An Everyday Story Geometric Shape Activities with Kinetic Sand - An Everyday Story

As well as making patterns with glass gems and Spielgaben dots.

Pattern Activities with Kinetic Sand - An Everyday Story Spielgaben Activities - Pattern Sequencing- An Everyday Story

Language

  • Write using unjoined lower case and upper case letters (ACELY1663)

Jack is really starting to gain some fluency in his writing. He’s been writing for a little while now but he was using a lot of capital and back-to-front letters. Now his letters are all the right way round and evenly sized.

Writing Practice - An Everyday Story Drawing Warhammer Figurines - An Everyday Story

Art

There’s a few pieces of art that I wanted to show you this week. Jack (5.75 yrs) and Sarah (3.75yrs) are still using watercolours a lot. Jack is still reluctant to fill his page with colour but Sarah is really embracing it.

Watercolour Paintings - An Everyday Story Watercolour Paintings 2 - An Everyday StoryJack has been drawing a lot this week. I was really taken with this one. He drew this picture of a robot, cut it out and then drew the back. He was a little disappointed that the back was smaller than the front but I think it is incredible.

Hellbrute Drawing - An Everyday Story Hellbrute Drawing Back - An Everyday Story

Science

  • Science involves asking questions about, and describing changes in, objects and events (ACSHE021)
  • Compare observations with those of others (ACSIS213)
  • Represent and communicate observations and ideas in a variety of ways such as oral and written language, drawing and role play (ACSIS029)

And some photos I meant to share with you earlier. Jack and Sarah have been learning about turtles lately. We have two pet turtles; Frankie and Squirt. They have been learning about their behaviour, habitat and feeding patterns.

Learning About Turtles - Sketching - An Everyday Story Learning About Turtles - Sketching - An Everyday Story

And since we had a lot of rain this week….

Playing in the Rain - An Everyday Story Playing in Rain - An Everyday Story Playing in the Mud - An Everyday Story

What did learning look like at your place this week?

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A snapshot of our week, our everyday story

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5 Replies to “This Week: A Photo Journal of our Child-led Homeschool”

  1. Melissa Kate says:

    That shape and sand exploration looks delightful Kate! … About the turtles – love that idea – do they need any other housing? Did you get them from babies?

  2. Oh that mud looks glorious!
    I love looking at Jacks drawings. They are so intricate and detailed.
    Those turtles are amazing too, My husband and I have always wanted to own a snake – so maybe this one day! We also have kinetic sand which the kids enjoy manipulating and digging for things in but I haven’t given them tools to use with it yet. I like those shapes in the sand, where did you purchase those from?

    As you might know Alannah (4 and a bit) would have been starting kindy this year here in WA. While its our first, I guess “official” year homeschooling, nothing much will be changing. Alannah and Tiffany will continue natural learning, provocations, lots of play and learning how to help out at home (hehe!) We are going to join a Waldorf inspired co-op and continue with swimming lessons.

    Looks like you have had a lovely week Kate. Happy Australia day!

  3. We had a bit of a warm spell, so there definitely was some mud stomping going on here as well. But, it was a brief respite from the cold and we had snow today. 🙂 I’ve been resisting the lure of the kinetic sand for awhile, but I think you may just have put me over the edge towards getting some. Everyone I know who has tried it absolutely loves it.

    Here’s our week: http://alifesustained.blogspot.com/2015/01/our-week-in-review-return-to-learning.html

  4. With Jack’s drawings maybe get him to have a look at Alison Lesters drawings. She draws with black pen and then fills in with watercolours.

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