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Review Term 1, 2013


Daily wrote in private journal.
Writing Club with Sr Judith
Copywork - Wrote out the books of John and Mark,  still struggle to write neatly and legibly. 

Spelling Wisdom - 8 lessons, need to work more consistently here. 

Read 1 play

The Fallacy Detective - Nathaniel Bluedorn - finished
Critical Thinking Books 1 - 6 topics

Better Read than Dead -  G.D.A Sharpley , Many chapters
Very happy, learning lots.

Xavier typed for about 90min weekly.  His speed and accuracy have greatly improved and he is justifiably proud of progress. 
Open Uni - Applied Mathematics
Major learning curve and effort was here!!!
So many hours of study, exams and assignment.  Xavier has done so well, learnt so much and made great progress.  His study effort is reflected in his marks, Passes, credits and high distinctions, well done!

Read 'Elements of the Periodic Table'. 

Watched some of Bill Peaches' Australian Explorers with Malachi (see below)

Teen Timeline DVDs – Watched 2 DVDs
The Story of the Church by Johnson – Read Part 1: Units 1-3
Saint biographies - Read two books, Sts Frances & Clare and St Vincent de Paul (Vision Bks)
Really enjoyed Teen Timeline, so sad the other DVDs don't work.
Not that interested in Church history.
Enjoyed the saint bios.

Write Stuff Adventures - 2 exercises 
English for Australian School 1 - Ridout, 4 chapters
 Writing Club with Sr Judith & Homework
Feels Ridout is boring and repetitive of work he already knows.  Enjoyed Write Stuff Adventure.  Still enjoys WC.
Didn't do any, yet he still needs work!
Schonell's List
Spelling Wisdom  - 2 lessons per week
Malachi feels he is learning with Schonell and he is making good progress with dictation  it is starting to all click, still lots of work to do but have had a breakthrough. 
Read lots, see Learning notes for term.
Using online program – 30 min per week
Quite productive and good progress.
Critical Thinking Book 1 – Completed 10 topics
Enjoyed but would like something a 'bit more fun'. 
Better Read than Dead - 4 lessons
Enjoyed, and learnt.
 Mathematics.com.au-  Listen to lesson explanation, answer questions, 30 min daily.
Malachi enjoying and having good understanding.  Need to pick up the pace next term though to complete disc by end of year.
Malachi is passionate about inventions and read many, many books on this topic (see learning notes), also read about periodic table elements and a couple of nature books.  Would like to see M write more narrations on these topics, his weak area.
Archimedes and the Door of Science by Jeanne Bendick
1001 Inventions
 Australia’s Best Inventors
The Disappearing Spoon
History’s Worst Inventions
Einstein Told His Cook
All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot 
Animal Stories by Jenkins 
Read these.
Learnt so much about the Australian explorers, through watching Bill Peaches videos (see learning notes) and reading the Pictorial Social Studies. 
Over the Blue Mountains, 
Eyre’s Dramatic Journey,                                                                                 
The Riddle of the Rivers
Stuart to the Overland Telegraph
Major Mitchell & Australia ‘Felix’
Leichhardt to the Never-Never
The Inland Sea
Really happy with Malachi's progress and knowledge here!
A Book of Discovery by MB Synge – Read 5 Chapters
M says, 'okay'.


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