Nau mai, hoki mai and welcome back,
The weather has been glorious these past few days. Here's a few pics of the children playing touch rugby with Uncle Warrick. The break with his split shift on Friday didn't really give enough time for a hīkoi, but he had his rugby ball in the car, so everybody was straight back outside ...
This week tamāhine 1 picked up and read:
Anyway, I'm glad in a way she has read it now after reading the Complete Chronicles of Narnia:
Although Tama 1 hasn't as much time for free reading at the moment, he did decide to pick up and start reading:
I finally finished:
I will say, however, that I am extremely grateful for the Homeschooling Supervision Allowance which we New Zealand homeschooling families receive twice yearly (towards the end of June and also mid-to-late December). This year I have been very fortunate to use it expressly for homeschooling purposes. To my understanding, it is not compulsory for the Ministry of Education to provide any monies whatsoever, nor is it compulsory for families to accept receiving it. For my friends overseas who may wish to understand this more fully, please follow this link to learn more.
Anyway, whaiāipo not long got home from working and we're commencing mahi on the front room. I do hope we manage to gib around the beams and start plastering tomorrow!!!
To help entertain the little ones, we were lucky to receive this in the mail yesterday:
Book Depository's 24 hour special last week. I knew the pieces would be little, but they're even smaller than I imagined. Luckily tama 4 is getting to an age where putting things in his mouth isn't such an issue anymore. However, in saying that we are all taking turns playing with the younger ones to ensure they're safe.
Happy Birthday Warrick :)
Thanks for dropping by
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