Earlier in the week I went hunting for these freebies. It took me hours to find 11 of them. Eventually I had to put out an SOS on the CurrClick Facebook page to get the very last one.
There's some fantastic resources - even a New Zealand Unit Study!!!
You still have time to go collect your freebies; or if you'd rather cheat then head over to their FB page and use the cheat lists many of us created, or send me an email for my list.
The final day in Instruments and Orchestra with Ms. Lindsey was fantastic.
Tama 1 and tamāhine 1's instruments were a big hit with their classmates.
We've actually met some of the other students in other classes before, so it was really nice to see familiar "online faces." Everyone was well behaved, they always stayed on topic and involved themselves with the entire workshop. Four days of fun, musical learning. Full credit to Ms Lindsey for conducting such a pleasant workshop.
I'm glad I've registered the children for Ms Lindsey's summer workshops. Not only because the children have enjoyed two semesters with Ms Lindsey in Music Theory I and II, but also because I like the variety and length of each workshop.
Mental Note: It's been too long since the children looked over their theory and we need to quickly make amends because I can't be registering them for Music Theory III if they aren't up to speed.
Tama 2 aced Gamma Test 13 and tama 1 has just completed Epsilon Lesson 24. He will do the test on Monday, but by all accounts he'll breeze through that.
One small plug about Math-U-See .... I appreciate the Systematic Review sections. They are a great checklist for the student, covering everything they have learned in the past. For example, how many teaspoons to a tablespoon, how many grams to a kilogram, how many metres to a kilometre et cetera. Techniques remain current which is very important.
First thing Saturday morning whaiāipo collected skirtings and other material from Rotoma Timber. On his return, he no sooner dropped off that material when he swapped vehicles and took tamāhine 1, tama 2 and tama 3 for a ride. Well, it was really only tamāhine 1 who needed to go because she had to buy her art supplies for her first online art class:
I certainly have no artistic talent. My brothers are great at drawing, my mum was, my dad is too. My dad's only surviving brother, Uncle Barry, is a brilliant artist and does well with his paintings in Australia where he has resided for many years now. Even cousin Lizzie is brilliant!! I have many talented extended whānau - a young cousin is doing very well over the east coast now. No surprise there though because her mum and kuia are brilliant artists in their own right with splendid exhibits held often. Whaiāipo has more talent in that department also, so I can at least trace where she gets her talent from. (Hopefully whaiāipo will wake up and join the class with us. Just in case she needs any tautoko with anything then he might have better guidance for her than me.)
Anyway, she was a very happy young lady when she came home with her little package of art supplies. The woman they bought everything from has a daughter who homeschools her six children in South Africa. Love it.
So here's what we had to buy for her very first workshop:
I must share our internal door!!!
We've not long finished parakuihi (breakfast) and he's continuing with the "packing" (if that is the correct terminology). When he finishes, this will be the very first internal door complete with a door handle!!! We all find it very amusing that after all these years, we will actually have a door the little kids will be able to SLAM in our house!!! (Obviously I'm not really looking forward to doors being slammed, but if you've waited over a decade like we have, then by golly it will be amusing for a few hours, lol.)
I can definitely report that we felt the difference with heat as soon as the door was closed last night. Even this morning when I came downstairs on a very frosty morning and lit the fire, it didn't take nearly so long to heat the living area with less area to reach.
Okay, one more photo and that's it:
Before I go
Don't forget, if you are interested in CurrClick classes then register for the free Open House evenings (kick off is 12 noon Kiwi time):
July 16 and 17
(July 17 and 18 in Aotearoa)
(so that's Tuesday & Wednesday in Aotearoa )
7:00 pm CST
(12 noon NZT)
You may even be a part of a session where tama 1 will be acting in his official capacity as:
free Open House!! Get enrollment discounts, and even be entered to win a $40 LIVE class gift card in EVERY session you attend.
Oh, and a friend was asking me what I'm reading now:
Thanks for dropping by
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