Thursday, October 19, 2006
Okay, as unschoolers we don't really follow terms - but we do!
Our learning and living are our constants year round ~ but our homeschool and other activities often have school term boundaries.
This week is the commencement of the fourth term, the last term , of the school year here in Australia.
Weekly Homeschool Group Learning is doing crafts - this should be interesting. Can you see Jonathon sewing a T shirt next week -and then tie dying it the following week?
The kids have four weeks of surfing lessons coming up.
We continue with ice skating and homeschool teen group.
At home, we are talking about making books. We started our discussion this morning.
Since 1994, we have tried to make a book each year, a home made - hand made book, written by each child.
We use the ideas from Valerie Bendt's book
Creating Books With Children.
Wednesday religion reading continues - and we pick up some extra reading on spiritual matters during Advent.
Come Advent, we typically try to group together for some Advent activities - even if we only fit in one each week.
And that is why I am on the computer at 9.00 a.m. on a weekday morning, instead of helping my kids with their activities or doing the work for my Kumon centre.
I am researching Advent stuff.
Oh, and blogging.
Here are some ideas -
A Homeschool Catholic Christmas blog
the Domestic Church - Advent
the Teaching Mom Advent activity links
an Advent calender - scroll down for links to sites with ideas and activities
a Tomi de Paola Advent unit study - based on his picture books, of course!