Monday, 11 June 2012

Never enough hours in a day

Nau mai, hoki mai and welcome back!

Tama 2 was pretty tired after completing his Cubs Assignment this morning.  Practically three full pages of handwriting with just one wee drawing of the Maui dolphin.  From the list of endangered species he could research, the Maui dolphin wasn't even on the list.  Sadly, it goes to show that worksheets are simply regenerated year-in, year-out.  Maui dolphin are down to 50 in number, so they most certainly rank high on our endangered species list.  Whether tama 2 liked it or not, mum strongly suggested he write about the Maui dolphin.

They're only little fellas, with the adult length being 1.2-1.4m long.  As whaiāipo explained to him, the adult is the same length as tama 2 is tall.  So they're only a wee thing compared to other dolphins.

The bulk of tama 2's research came via this website:
And from this page of the Green Party:
I ♥ Green Party
And from this page of the KCC:
I'm pretty sure we went over and above what was required to present his research, but hey, that's pretty typical of a homeschooler huh?!!

Because of his massive effort this morning, I let him off his math lesson.  But, straight after lunch I had everybody help do a big sweep of toys and books.  I can handle the mess being created while we work in the morning, but I make it a rule to do a sweep before commencing with afternoon mahi.  Makes the next sweep around 4.30pm so much lighter.

Straight after we tidied, they were allowed to practice their music.  We haven't touched any instruments for months.  Pretty shocking huh?!  Yep, but oh well, that will now change.  I've slotted it back into our weekly calendar.  So, while they practiced instruments, I did my ironing. 

PE, reading, drawing, spelling and a teensy bit of Chinese completed our day.  Tama 2 has Cubs at 6.00pm then tama 1 and tamāhine 1 have St John Cadets at 7.00pm.  I really, really, REALLY hope tamāhine 1's cadet uniform is there now!!!

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