Wednesday, 8 October 2008

Definitely happy to be at home

The weather was a lot better today. We took maximum advantage of the sunshine this morning by enjoying the trampoline, bicycles, walking and exploring.

Around 10.30am we began the formal side of schoolwork:

Time
Subject
Tamaiti
Covered
10.30am-11.00am
Mathematics (Math-U-See)
Tama 1
Systematic Review 30D, E & F

Tamāhine 1
Systematic Review 8E & F
BREAK
11.15am-11.45am
Spelling*
Tama 1
Mixed Vocabulary from Astronomy & Maori

Reading
Tamāhine 1
Reading Eggs
LUNCH BREAK
1.00pm – 1.30pm
Reading
Tama 1
Library books – Sun Power by Louis Capra (NatGeo) &
Mr Cool by Jacqueline Wilson

Handwriting
Tamāhine 1
Excerpt from Library book – Zoosh’s Magical Cave by Jill Mitchell
AFTERNOON SPENT EXERCISING - TRAMPOLINE & BICYCLE RIDING
* Here’s the list I spontaneously gave Tama 1:

Rotorua
Auckland
New Zealand
Astronomy
Satelite (satellite)
Telescope
Neptune
Solar
Compus (compass)
Instinct
Imagination
Mathematics
Dictionary
Multiplcation (multiplication)
Fluent
Sheald (shield)
Tauranga
Whakatane
Hatu Patu
Southern
Hemisphew (hemisphere)
Northern
constelation (constellation)
atmosphew (atmosphere)
Axis
Magnetic
Saturn
Jupiter
Mercury

Hemisphere and atmosphere I think I overemphasised in pronunciation.

Overall he made a fantastic effort.

As you can see, we had a short day’s academics but considering it’s the school holidays for many, I wanted to relax the day and allow the children to enjoy the sunshine.
The long-range weather forecast earlier in the week indicated bad weather for the entire country, so having today’s surprise sunshine was just what the doctor ordered. I for one definitely needed some sun on my face.
Here’s a wee rāpeti (rabbit) we saw on our walk this afternoon. The first two times we walked past him he allowed us to come within a foot of him. On the third passing he cottoned on we had a camera so he slipped away and this is the closest I could photograph him.
We have many wild rabbits, but this is the first time one has allowed me to come so close to him. Oh well, he was very cute all the same.
“He’s going to his burrow,” says Tama 1
Aah, how nice it is to take school outside when you want.
Thanks for dropping by
ka kite ano

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