This week in our child-led homeschool…
This week the materials for our homeschool studio arrived!! It’s been such a long and very difficult process but that’s all over now and the studio is finally here.
I am excited beyond words. We started building this week. I’ve been sharing some pics on Instagram if you want to follow the progress 🙂
This weekend we (ok well hubby mostly) laid the foundation and started on the sub-floor.
On to the rest of the week…
Australian Curriculum Link
- Tell time to the half-hour (ACMMG020)
- Recognise and classify familiar two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional objects using obvious features (ACMMG022)
Have you seen these Easy Read Clocks? I got one for the kids this week and it has been incredible. In just one day Jack can now read the time! And not just to the half hour, but minutes past and minutes to. It’s fantastic. (here’s a little Instagram video)
And lots more play with shapes and patterns.
- Participate in different types of guided investigations to explore and answer questions, such as manipulating materials, testing ideas, and accessing information sources (ACSIS025)
This week I introduced the first exploration from Building Structures with Young Children. The first few explorations are simply a free invitation of the materials available. This week I set out the generic Jenga blocks with the Rolka blocks and then the Zoob pieces. (I talked about some of the books I am using in my planning this year here.)
Some pieces I wanted to show you this week…
Jack has been working so incredibly hard on painting his own Warhammer figurines. Warhammer is a strategy wargame which you play with dice and little figurines. Jack LOVES it! We introduced it after we quit television. It appeals to all of Jack’s interests; art and war games. A perfect fit.
The little miniatures started off black and Jack added all the details.
Sarah still loving watercolours 🙂
And this really wonderful chalk eye drawing of Jack’s. The red part is the inside of your eye when you pull your eye-lid down (can you see the little chalk finger?)
This week in the garden we started preparing for Autumn. We planted some lettuce, coriander and basil. Sarah also planted a single pea seed in a little pot; telling me earnestly that she will take care of it.
We also harvested the potatoes.
A snapshot of our week, our everyday story with
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