Saturday, 14 October 2017

2017 Term 3 Holidays - Week 2

Nau mai, hoki mai and welcome back!

Monday

Maths
Tama 1 - watched his video for the next lesson
Tamāhine 1 - Algebra 32E
Tama 2 - Pre-Algebra 25E
Tama 4 - Alpha 17B
Tamāhine 2 - IXL
Tama 3 - IXL

Reading
Tama 4 - Reading Eggs - Map 5 Lesson 47
Tamāhine 2 - What Brown Pussy Saw and The Brook

Latin
Prima Latina lesson 4

Geography
Hawaii

Fix-It Grammar
Tama 2 checked off Week 1 Frog Prince or Just Deserts with me.  He did very well indeed.  He can be happy with his efforts, especially as it's been months and months since they completed Robin Hood.

Pipe Band
Whaiāipo and tama 1 picked up another family on the way through tonight.


Tuesday

The big kids worked on their science while I worked with the younger ones.

Maths
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha 17C and 17D
Tama 3 - MUS Delta 26E
Tama 2 - MUS Pre-Algebra 25F.  Very pleased with his maths.  Considering he hasn't picked up his maths in weeks months, I am more than happy with what he's produced these last few lessons.  Any MUS user will know that D, E and F of any lesson are Systematic Reviews, hence the student will be given a variety of concepts from Day Dot of their MUS journey.  Having had a long spell of no-maths, I wondered what the results would be.  He aced the entire lesson (A-F).  Based on that information, I would think it a safe bet that he'll cruise through the test.

After lunch tama 4 and tama 5 worked on some music.

I managed to hang some washing out for a few hours before it rained {again}.  Seriously! This weather is just beyond annoying.  I almost wish I owned a clothes dryer.  The clothes racks have hardly ever been put away since winter. Days like today are such a pain - hang clothes out, only to race outside to bring it in half-damp.  But, we cope.

Lego has moved upstairs again.  I've had enough of Marmite eating it.  He's not allowed upstairs, so, I had the kids gather it together and upstairs we went.  I let them play for the rest of the afternoon, because I received a message that tama 1 could have an extra drumming lesson tonight, so I needed to prep kai.  Whaiāipo came with us tonight.  We picked up one of the other young drummers on the way through, arriving around 7 o'clock. When we returned home I spent some time trying to figure out the application form for the Summer Camp to be held in Ōtautahi in January.  I found it very confusing, deciding to seek help tomorrow.


Wednesday

Maths
Tamāhine 1 - Algebra Test 32 - no sweat
Tama 4 - Alpha 17E and 17F
Tamāhine 2 - IXL
Tama 3 - Delta 26F
Tama 2 - Pre-Algebra Test 25 - totally aced it!  (Like I said yesterday, he hasn't picked up his maths book in a long time, so to have him ace the test is very pleasing.)

Reading
Tamāhine 2 - Elson Readers Primer - The Windmill
Tama 4 - Reading Eggs - Map 5 Lesson 48

Music
Tama 3 and tama 4

TKD in Ngongotaha.

Thursday

Maths
Tama 4 - Alpha Test & Activity Booklet 17X

The weather was super lovely today, and the kids were keen to be outside to soak it all in.  So that's what they did for the rest of the day.

I took advantage of relaxing and read a book.  It was a quick read.  Lovely wee story.  I have the kindle version.


While the big kids were at TKD in Rotoma tonight, I decided to look at flights to Ōtautahi for tama 1 in January.

I also finally sent the actual enrolment form to attend the Summer Camp.  It took me much longer than I thought because I was stuck on answering some questions.  We didn't know anything about qualifications or the Youthband.  I don't like to leave things unanswered, but that's what I had to do in the end.

I've chosen to have tama 1 stay at the campus.  Everything will be provided and he'll be right there without having to worry about getting from A to B.  Kai will be put on and the accommodation looks extremely comfortable.  Happy with that decision.


Friday

I went ahead and booked all the flights for January.  By the time I finished all of that, I needed to catch up on some mahi for whaiāipo, so the younger kids were allowed to play in the end.  The boys did manage to work on music though, so I didn't feel too guilty that the day wasn't as productive as it could have been.  Considering it's the last day of school holidays, we'll just mark it as a holiday.

Tamāhine 1 decided to block out her afternoon to finish reading ...


When she finished she was very sad.  She wanted there to be more. "Jules Verne should have written a sequel." It is quite depressing when you finish a great book, isn't it? Hopefully watching the movie will help her.

More depressing for me was having my laptop screen decide to play up.  It's all funny colours now, but I'll simply have to put up with it until we can afford something else.  I guess at least it decided to pack a sad when I'd finished printing some of the syllabi for pipeband qualifications.  I figured I'd print the first two levels for the kids to browse through.  At some point one of the tutors will discuss all of this with them.  {Sooo much to discover still within this new culture.  It's just a case of learning the music, huh?!  I'm excited for the kids that this will be a life-long pursuit.  Pretty nifty way to become connected to our Scottish ancestry too.}

To take her mind off things, I asked tamahine 1 to cook kai tonight.  She made a lovely job of the ragù.  She and her brothers stayed up very late tonight.

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Saturday, 7 October 2017

2017 Term 3 School Holidays - Week 1

Nau mai, hoki mai and welcome back!

Sunday

Dropped the kids off at Lake View Bible Camp.  Nice location.  Facilities look very good.  I trust they will enjoy themselves.  Grateful it is close-to-home.

After dropping tama 1 and tamāhine 1 at the Pipe Band camp, we ventured into the city to buy suit bags at Farmers.
Normally $10 (cheap!) but they have a special running at the moment! $7.99

Then we headed to Dollar Star to buy these clamps which others at the Pipe Band told me about. Everyone who told me about them was absolutely right.  They are brilliant - and only $2.50 for a pack of four!!!!  I grabbed four sets in preparation of the other three reaching full band status.


Why are they recommended?  Well, for none other than to hang up the (very heavy) kilts. Oh! and another thing required - strong, wooden hangers! I'm just using hangers mum gave me as a child.


 
Monday
Tama 2 - MUS Pre-Algebra 25B
Tama 3 - MUS Delta 26A and 26B
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha - 16A and 16B

Copywork

Read-Aloud
Mary Poppins Comes Back - Chapter Two

Watched The Trolls as our treat for the day.  It's school holidays around the country, so I think we'll do some mahi and on days like today, where the weather is somewhat fickle, we'll watch a movie.

It feels peculiar without tama 1 and tamāhine 1 being around.

Kids had free time this afternoon while I worked on some business.  I'll throw in one photo tama 3 took of some of the ducks.


Reading
Tamāhine 2 - Elson Readers - The Little Pig.  She read really well today.  This Reader is working wonders for her.  Soooo pleased.  We could actually hug about her achievement today.
Tama 4 - Reading Eggs - Map 5 Lesson 44

Tuesday

Maths
Tama 3 - MUS Delta 26C
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha 16C and 16D
Tama 2 - Pre-Algebra 25C

Music

I mowed the lawn this afternoon and the kids played outside for the rest of the day.

Caught up with a good friend this afternoon.

Popped along to the talent show the kids had at camp around 7.30pm.  (It was my excuse to see the kids more than anything else.)

Wednesday

Other than tama 2 working on some science, we took the day off because we collected tama 1 and tamāhine 1 from camp.



Both kids won cups for their overall performance/attitudes.  I had absolutely no idea and to be honest I wasn't recording or photographing as I couldn't hear the speeches being made.  It wasn't until I saw them walking up that I realised what was going on, so I tried to capture them returning to their seats with their individual cups.

To our friends in the US:
Reveille is yet another word we pronounce differently.
REV-a-lee for you, 
and we pronounce it as ra-VAL-ee.

The sun was shining without a cold breeze for a change, and the kids needed no indication from me to enjoy the outdoors.

Early kai and then it was time for TKD in Ngongotaha.

Thursday

It feels like forever since the kids have been able to play outside at breakfast time.  I was more than happy they headed out to run and play this morning because the forecast indicated showers this afternoon.

Maths
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha 16E, 16F and 16X
Tama 1 - MUS Algebra 2 - 9E
Tama 2 - MUS Pre-Algebra 25D
Tama 3 - MUS Delta 26D
Tamāhine 2 - IXL

Reading
Tamāhine 2 - Elson Readers: Primer - Little Rabbit and Jack Rabbit's Visit
Tama 4 - Reading Eggs Map 5 Lesson 45

The rain certainly made its appearance around 3 o'clock. Ugh.  I'm over rain.  Well. And. Truly. Over. It.

TKD at Rotoma tonight.

I finally finished reading The Judas Pair tonight.


Friday

Maths
Tama 3 - MUS Delta 26D (we didn't quite finish the second page yesterday)
Tamāhine 2 - IXL
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha 17A
Tama 1 - MUS Algebra 2 - 9D and Test 9 (2 is A)

Reading - Tamāhine 2 - Elson Readers: Primer - Bobbie Squirrel's Tail and Ned Visits Grandmother.  (It honestly feels like we're turning a corner. Her reading has improved significantly. We will still continue with slow and steady because it has worked!!)
Tama 4 - Reading Eggs Map 5 Lesson 46.  This was a little more challenging.  He hasn't tackled words like crown, throne, castle and said before.  I am more than happy with the steady progress he is making.  The letters that tripped him up all the time, are doing less so now.  With his siblings having successfully used Reading Eggs, I'm happy with where he is.



Koro arrived and stayed for lunch.

Uncle Warrick popped out later in the afternoon.

No sooner had he left when Master Craig (TKD) arrived to spend a few hours with the boys.  He has enlisted their digital savvy to create a few things for the club.  I quickly baked while they worked as I had nothing to offer other than a cuppa.

Saturday

Whaiāipo, of course, had work today so the kids and I tried sorting through clothing. The bulk of their clothes aren't really fit for giveaway bags, because they have been worn thin. However, we did manage to fill at least one bag.

I really need to sort through books next.  Gasp!  Do I have to?  Yeah, I probably should.

Tamāhine 2 read Little Owl.


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Saturday, 30 September 2017

Week 10 - Term 3 2017

Nau mai, hoki mai, and welcome back!

First thing I'll mention:  It would appear I was correct. My blog had a massive number of hits during Māori Language Week, then the following week it dropped to half that amount.  Last week ... back to the normal handful.  Tēnā koutou e hoa mā!

Sunday

Yay!  Daylight Saving (NOT Savings!!!) began this morning. 

Whaiāipo spent a few hours with us this morning, but, yeah, off to mahi he went. 

This is the first time in years that the kids and I did the grocery shopping without him.  It felt really weird. :(  

But, hey!  I managed to buy tama 1 a white long-sleeved shirt at least.  Went to Farmers and thankfully, we found a suitable shirt.  I closed my eyes at the checkout counter though!!!  Gulp!


Monday

The last horse-riding lesson for Term 3.

Decided to use Tama 5's photograph of the brush bucket. :)
Like every other afternoon following horse-riding, our academics are very limited.

Copywork

Maths
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha 14C and 14D
Tama 3 - IXL
Tamāhine 2 - IXL

Reading
Tamāhine 2 - Elson Readers - Alice in the Meadow.  Really pleased with her reading today. 

One thing I noticed about her reading of late, which I failed to record, is that she has finally begun reading with understanding the text.  It's been such a pleasure to have moved away from a monotone voice to one that fluctuates with feeling. 

Just in case you ever want to use this Primer, please note that on page 42 of the online version, two lines are missing at the bottom of the page.

Tama 4 - Reading Eggs - Map 5 Lesson 41.


Tama 1 returned with a drum, harness, and his kilt.  He kindly played for us when he returned. Holy cow! He's only one drummer and it was deafening in the whare! 

Tuesday

Maths
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha - 14E, 14F.
Tama 3 - MUS Delta 25D
Tamāhine 2 - IXL

Copywork

Latin
Tama 3 - reviewed genders, quantity, and discussed verbs. 

Goops
Borrowing

Poetry
Read a few poems: Little Charlie Chipmunk by Helen Cowles Le Cron, The Little Turtle by Vachel Lindsay and also found Caterpillar by Christina Rosetti. The wording is different than that found in First Language Lessons. {gasp - what's that about?}

First Language Lessons
Lessons 22 and 23

Read-Aloud
Mary Poppins Comes Back - Chapter 1 - this time, she will stay "until the chain breaks."

Music
Tried tama 4 alongside tama 3 this afternoon.  We'll see how that works out.


Last Tuesday night band practice for Term 3.  That means tama 2, tama 3 and tamāhine 1 relax for two weeks.  Well, not entirely for tamāhine 1.  She will, of course, be attending the camp this Saturday to Wednesday, so in reality, she actually has one Tuesday night off.  It wasn't until last Tuesday I learned that tama 1 continues Monday night practices regardless of school and/or public holidays.  Obviously, though, next Monday he will be at camp, so I'll have to remember he needs to be there the second week of school holidays.


Wednesday

Maths
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha 14X, 15A and 15B
Tama 3 - MUS Delta 25E.  Seriously can't wait to finish these long division exercises!!!
Tamāhine 2 - IXL
Tama 1 - MUS Algebra 2 - Lesson 9B

Reading
Tamāhine 2 - Little Boy Blue, Little Bo-Peep and lastly Baa, Baa, Black Sheep
Tama 4 - Map 5 Lesson 42

Copywork

History
SOTW - Chapter 2

Osiris and Set by tama 3 (left) and tama 4 (right)

Tama 5


Read Aloud with tama 5 - Winnie the Pooh

Tama 1 tried on is pipe band uniform.  I don't know if I was correct in my attempt to tying the Ghillie Brogue laces.

Martial Arts in Ngongotaha tonight.


Thursday
Maths
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha 15C and 15D
Tama 3 - MUS Delta 25F
Tamāhine 2 -  IXL
Tama 1 - MUS Algebra 2 - 9C

Music

History - we completed Chapter 2.

Martial arts in Rotoma.  The younger kids and I dropped the big kids off.  Whaiāipo brought them home.

Friday
Maths
Tama 3 - MUS Test 25
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha 15E, 15F and 15X
Tamāhine 2 - IXL
Tama 1 - MUS Algebra 2 - 9D

Thank goodness we've finished with the long division for a while.  Tama 3 groaned something chronic, even though I tried to say, "look on the bright side, this is the last time!" Hei aha.  He did fine as it goes.  Yay!

Geography - I'm happy enough to finish Northwest America at the point we made it to today.  We will move on.

Astronomy - completed Lesson 1 Exploring Creation with Astronomy.

Reading
Tama 4 - Reading Eggs - Map 5 Lesson 43
Tamāhine 2 - Elson Readers - The Pigs Dinner

Music


Saturday

Tamāhine 2 - Elson Readers - Piggy Wig's House. Needed to catch up on one of the day's reading lessons.

We headed off in plenty of time to Lake Tarawera for tama 1's first playout with the pipeband. This link will take you to an article about the opening. I've uploaded to YouTube the wobbly videos taken by his siblings.  I am grateful to them for filming, to allow their mum to stand alongside whaiāipo to savour the moment without watching through a lens.




Returning home, I finished baking the second cake for the kids to take to camp āpōpō.  They packed their gears and then we all relaxed, enjoying a yarn over kai.

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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Week 9 - Term 3 2017

Nau mai, hoki mai, and welcome back!

Sunday

What luck!  The weather was favourable for tama 1's flying lesson this morning. After yesterday's heavy showers, we honestly expected more of the same.  

Today he worked on TOGAs.

Our printer had quite the workout this morning:  kids copywork, geography worksheets, and lesson plans from Berean Builders (hoping to use SOTW and MOH with Science in the Ancient World). Managed to mow the lawns too, before the heavy showers mid-afternoon.

Tama 1 went off to mahi with whaiāipo.  Well, it was only one job (just up the road), yet they were gone for a few hours. 


Monday

Horse-riding this morning. Super duper cold and even a few showers were thrown in for good measure. :(


After lunch ...

Maths
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha 12A and 12B
Tama 3 - Test 24 - half
Tamāhine 2 - IXL

Copywork

Tama 4 - Reading Eggs  - Map 4 Lesson 37
Tamāhine 2 - The Elson Readers


Tama 1 had his band practice tonight. When he returned, Tama 1 brought in a small box in - a uniform! (minus the kilt at this stage, because it needs to be adjusted). He will have his first play out in a couple of Saturdays.  Aue!!
Tuesday

Maths
Tama 3 - Test 24 - the other half
Tama 2 - Pre-Algebra 25A
Tama 3 - Alpha 12C
Tamāhine 2 - IXL
Tama 5 - IXL

Science in the Ancient World
We completed the Lesson 1: When Did Science Begin? Tamāhine 1 assisted us with the experiment - Measuring Tall Things.

Copywork

Language Arts
First Language Lessons - Lesson 15.  Began learning "Work" by Anonymous.

Goops
Generosity


Band practice tonight with the four kids.
Wednesday

Maths
Tama 3 - MUS Delta 25A
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha completed Lesson 12 and 12X
Tamāhine 2 - IXL

Copywork

Koro popped out just before lunch, therefore kura went on hold.  We picked up again following lunch.

Latin
Talked about vowels and consonants a couple of times to remind ourselves what they are. Used this video to help my younger ones:



Aesop's Fables
The Fox and the Crow - yeah! don't believe everything you hear.

Goops
Consideration.

Reading
Tama 4 - Reading Eggs - Map 4 Lesson 38
Tamāhine 2 - Elson Readers - Alice and Her Kitten, and, What was in the Nest?

Outside play.  No need to continue seat time being tauira when they can enjoy playing and exploring on their own eh? Considering it was meant to be raining, we were actually treated to a lovely warm spring day, so the kids enjoyed the rest of the afternoon out-of-doors.

Martial Arts in Ngongotaha tonight. That means an early kai, of course. Tama 3 chose the meals for this week (with a little help from tamāhine 1). I asked him to think of four meals which are quick to make, and he has chosen wisely. With four nights away from home, I really need meals that are quick to cook nowadays.

When they all returned home we watched the last debate between Jacinda Ardern and Bill English. I already know where my vote is going, and tonight's debate didn't sway me.
Thursday

Maths
Tama 4 - We completed the entire MUS Alpha Lesson 13, including 13X.
Tama 3 - MUS Delta Lesson 25B
Tama 1 - MUS Algebra II - Test 8
Tamāhine 2 - IXL

First Language Arts
Lesson 17

Poetry
Puppy and I by A A Milne

Goops
Miss Manners

Reading
Tamāhine 2 - Elson Readers - The White Dove, and The Jay and the Dove.
Reading Eggs - Tama 4 - Map 4 Lesson 39

Astronomy
Started reading chapter 1 Exploring Creation with Astronomy.  We accomplished about as much as I expected.  Lots of questions from the kids. Tama 3 and tama 4 have become competitive with answering first. Should one respond faster than the other, or have the correct answer, you can bet t'other becomes upset. Ugh!

History
I have had this list bookmarked for (?) I dunno - yonks I guess.  It synchronises SOTW and MOH. (I mentioned above my plan to try and combine science and history if possible.)

My young kids have watched too many DVDs, however, some movies have come in handy to explain certain concepts.  Take, for example, the Croods and Ice Age series of movies. To explain what I meant by people wearing animal hides, as well as using hides for tents, we talked about these movies.

Martial Arts in Rotoma tonight.
Friday

Maths
Tamāhine 2 - IXL
Tama 5 - MUS Alpha 14A and 14B
Tama 4 - MUS Delta Lesson 25C

Copywork

History
The kids coloured in while I asked review questions. We watched Magic School Bus episode, Shows and Tells (we were meant to watch this last week), then finished with the map work and left it there.

Science
Read lesson 2 and attempted the experiment.

Tamāhine 1 prepared lunch today while I continued with the younger ones.

First Language Lessons
Lesson 18

Reading
Tamāhine 2 - Elson Readers - Bobbie and the Apples - she did really well. :)
Tama 4 - Reading Eggs - completed lesson 40 and also the quiz.  Moving into Map 5. Some letters still throwing him every now and then.  I don't like the letter "I" when it looks like a lower case "l." Really confusing for the kids.

The kids were able to enjoy the fantastic weather in between lessons.  As soon as I told them we were finished for the day, they bolted out the door again!
Saturday

Election Day.  Many people took advantage of voting early, however, I kept it traditional and voted on the day. I voted at Rotokawa School as always. Whaiāipo had to work, and left it until this afternoon when he was heading out Rotoiti way, to vote out there.


And, before I go:  I'm super excited!  Daylight Saving starts here in Aotearoa āpōpō. :)  I can hardly wait for longer days and warmer weather.


Thanks for dropping by
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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Week 8 - Term 3 2017

Nau mai, hoki mai, and welcome back!

Sunday

Tamāhine 2's birthday today.  Here's the piñata her big sister made for her.



Monday

Horse-riding: Little ones walked first, then the big kids.  We almost called it quits on returning to the paddock with the young kids as the weather became incredibly cold and we weren't sure if the spitting would turn into anything more substantial.  As luck would have it, the clouds decided to clear long enough for us to head out with the older kids. Their walk was a lot longer. I really enjoyed the lengthier hīkoi  I didn't take any photos today. Too much yakking and just keeping an eye on little kids navigating their way along footpaths!!

Maths
Tama 2 completed MUS Pre-Algebra 24F
Tama 3 - we worked on fractions on IXL - found a really basic lesson and will build up from here.
Tama 4

Social Studies
Tama 2 - Start Right.  Human Rights.

English
IXL - English - starting from the beginning for all the young ones.

Logic
Tama 2 - one page of Start Right.

Band Practice for tama 1 tonight accompanied by whaiāipo again.  

Noticed my blog had over 100 hits for last week's post.  Considering I'm lucky to get a dozen views this is rather disconcerting.  After some thought, I figure it is probably because it is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori.  We'll see whether I'm right.  I figure in another week or two at most, the number should drop back down to the usual 6-10 viewers.  I don't know how to find out who looks at my blog, so I'm just goin' with my idea that people are searching for te reo and for some queer reason my blog pops up, just cos I throw in the odd kupu here and there.

Tuesday

Maths
Tama 3 and tamāhine 2 worked together on IXL.  Tamāhine struggled big time, so I broke it up asking them a question each.
Tama 3 then worked on some fractions lessons by himself afterwards.
Tama 4 - three pages MUS Alpha 10A-10C.

Reading
Tamāhine 2 - McGuffey Primer - Lessons XXV to XL.
Tama 4 - Reading Eggs - Map 4 lesson 33

Latin
Tama 3 - We are going to mix it up with Latin and use Prima Latina as well.  So, today we looked at lesson 1.

Copywork following lunch.

Poetry - Mr Nobody - Anonymous

Language Arts
First Language Lessons Lessons 13 and 14

Read-Aloud
Mary Poppins Chapter 12.  It turns out that is the end of Mary Poppins.  We will now commence Mary Poppins Comes Back.

Aesop's Fables
The Bat and the Weasels

Goops and how to be them
Courtesy

IXL English
Everyone corroborated with a really simple exercise to finish off the school day.

Band tonight


Wednesday

Maths
Tama 3 - MUS Delta 24E
Tama 4 - Start Right and MUS Alpha 10D.
Tamāhine 2 - IXL
Tamāhine 1 - MUS Pre-Algebra 32C

IXL English

Reading Eggs - Tama 4 Map 4 lesson 34
McGuffey - Tamāhine 2 - Lesson XLI to XLV

Martial Arts tonight at Ngongotaha.

Thursday

Maths
Tama 3 - Finished Start Right Year 1. Then he did MUS Alpha 10E and 10F.
Tamāhine 2 - IXL - measuring in centimetres and digital clock.
Tama 3 - IXL fraction review (very simple) MUS Delta 24

Reading
Tama 3 - Reading Eggs - Map 4 lesson 35
Tamāhine 2 - McGuffey XLVI to LII.  This is now fully completed.

History
Read a poem to begin with - Our History by Catherine Cate Coblentz

SOTW - What is archaeology.  Watched the following:


Also read the next section: The First Nomads

Read Chapter 1 Mystery of History

Read-Aloud - The Christmas Day Kitten from James Herriot's Treasury for Children.

Friday

Maths
Tama 3 - Test 23 (oops, I obviously went straight into lesson 24, forgetting we had the test to complete).  Oh well, it'll be a test today and Monday.
Tama 4 - MUS Alpha - Test 10, then we moved into Lesson 11.  Bowled that over and finished off with Test 11.

Copywork

While the kids were playing, following lunch, I received a few messages for business. By the time I had all of that sorted, I decided to flag academics. The weather was really lovely; a nice, warm spring afternoon. The first "decent" day (ie  sunny without a cold breeze) in who-remembers-how-long!


Saturday

All the boys were out with dad in the city this morning. They returned around 2 o'clock. We had kai ready - they were all starving, and very grateful to sit down to a meal straight away.

Because I missed off the kids reading yesterday, I squeezed it in during one of the many showers we had today.  Typical kiwi weather.  I'm well and truly over this rain.

Tama 4 - Reading Eggs Map 4 lesson 36
Tama 5 - Reading Eggs Map 1 lesson 5
Tamāhine 2 - We began Frog and Toad Storybook Treasury.  (I used this with tama 3 some time ago, if you recall.)  She read the first six pages of Frog and Toad are Friends. I thought we'd read some of these stories before returning to the next McGuffey text.

Spent a good chunk of my day gathering my thoughts for geography and history next week.  I have a few things to print out.  Wish I had more hours in the day.


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