Tuesday, 12 August 2008

A Touch of Home

No need to mention that at 8pm on the 8th of August 2008 (well, in Beijing ... it was after midnight in New Zealand!!!) around the world we all enjoyed the opening of the Olympics.

Our New Zealand flag bearer is Mahe Drysdale

Like many homeschooling families we are working on unit studies in relation to the Games and although there are a gazillion websites one can access good lesson plans from, I'll throw a few down on the blog here in case they can be of help to anyone else:

About.com - homeschooling


EL Civics for ESL Students

Enchanted Learning

There are many, many helpful resources out there and I know how hard a lot of homeschooling bloggers work researching and providing fantastic links for everyone so do be sure to read your group links, websites and blogs.

At this point in time New Zealand has no medals .... yet !!!!! However, I'm hopeful we will have someone standing on the podium soon enough. So sad for our equestrian riders yesterday, especially poor old Andrew Nicholson, but that's the way things go sometimes. He was soooooo close to finishing wasn't he? And hasn't it been terrific to see Mark Todd return. What a legend.

Still, there are plenty of sports events to go and it's fun to have the children at an age to start appreciating and being involved with things like this, so I'm off again to get my daily intake of the Games!

Thanks for dropping by
ka kite ano

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