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This Week in Learning: August 29th, 2015

As the last fortnight drew to a close I realised with surprise that we have only three weeks of Term 3 left. It's been a solid term of learning and we're rather proud of how hard all the children have worked.

Speech Therapy
Yippee, we've graduated weekly lessons. Well we have a huge pile of homework but no regular lessons until next year.  Plan is: we were given three weeks of homework, we do it and return to show progress. Mmm already missed first week of homework, time to 'crack the books.'


Michelangelo still enjoying reading and pondering Critical Thinking 

Princess continues to apply herself to her Spanish studies several times a week with keenness. 

Completed cursive letters with the older children, and they are now ready to begin more challenging work however due to the age differences I'll be expecting a higher amount of written work from some than others. Jem has nearly completed all of his printed letters, though I admit he is still not a fan of writing;)

Composition/Creative Writing
By reading A Child's Book of Verse daily to the younger children this term we've read nearly the entire collection! 
Princess and Michelangelo reading daily from Four Corners, a mix of Australian and English poetry.

Extra Curricula
  • Princess has three dance classes a week, including practice for their end of year concert. 
  • Soccer games for Jelly Bean, Jack Jack and Jem drew to a close last weekend, end of season, yippee!! 
Family Read Alouds
John of Sydney Cove - Doris Chadwick -  With JB and younger boys. Hooray we finished, what a fantastic book!! We have now begun its sequel John and Nanbaree
All The Green Year - Finished reading to our teens, we were sad to see the book draw to a close. We have now begun The Borrowed House - Hilda Van Stockum

Science Read Aloud
Under 11s
Egg to Chick - Millicent Selsam
Terry and the Caterpillars - Millicent Selsam

Geography Picture Books
Along the Luangwa: A Story of an African Floodplain 4 Star
Paper Chase: A Chase around the World by Land, Air and Sea 3 Star

History Picture Books
The King and the Seed - Eric Maddern - Light read with a strong message
Over at the Castle - Boni Ashburn - Catchy rhyme for the very young
Good Knight, Sleep Tight - David Melling - Fun, nonsense read
Small Knight and George and the Royal Chocolate Cake - Ronda Armitage - Very light read

Michelangelo Read:
The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Cranen - finished
Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
The Big Fisherman - Lloyd Douglas
The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cool - Rosemary Sutcliffe (finished)
Science Matters (a few chapters)
A Writer's World: Travels 19-50-2000 by Jan Morris (a few chapters)
Beginning Apologetics Set (a few sections)

Princess Read: 
Seven Little Australians - Ethel Turner
Crystal Snowstorm - Meriol Trevor
Calico Captive - Elizabeth George Speare (half)
Story of the World Vol 4  (a couple chapters)
Where is That in the Bible? - Patrick Madrid (a few chapters)

Jelly Bean Read:
Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories
Benny's Animals and How He Put Them in Order  - Millicent Selsam
Slinky, Scaly Snakes
Tiger Tales - DK Reader (1/2 book)
Minstrel in the Tower
The Wright Brothers - Quentin Reynolds (half)

Jack Jack Read:
26 Storey Treehouse - Andy Griffiths ( a few chapters)

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