Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Child Restraint Legislation is Changing!

From 1 October 2010 Child Restraint Legislation is changing in our state. I am continuously amazed by the number of people who choose not to correctly restrain their children when travelling in a vehicle! This legislation applies to ALL children under 7 years of age. Please take a look here and make sure you comply, please also spread the word!

And just for everyone's peace of mind. Flossy is currently restrained in a Safe n Sound Maxi Rider booster seat with Protecta Harness. Bugsy is currently restrained in a Safe n Sound Maxi Rider booster seat with Protecta Harness. Chicky is currently restrained in a Safe n Sound Royal Convertible Restraint in a forward facing position.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Update on Rusty at the Bowls Comp

Unfortunately Rusty didn't progress any further. He made it to the second round, so the final 16. We are so proud! He played some whopper bowls and rose to the challenge.

Rusty at the Aussie Indoor Bowls Championships

Rusty is away at the moment competing in the Australian Mens Indoor Singles Bowls Championships. He is one of 3 representatives from our state competing against a total field of 32 men. Here are some links to pics of him in action. He won this game, the first round so has made it through to the round of 16. Waiting to hear the results from day 2, go Rusty!!

ETA - All the links I provided were wrong :( Bowls Australia changed all their files around after I spent hours locating the ones of Rusty (there were hundreds!). I don't have the energy to do it all again so I've just removed the links.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Weekly Report 14/8 - 20/8

MONDAY
Together -
Read aloud We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Read aloud from The Brer Rabbit Book
Read aloud C11 Detectives in Togas

Flossy -
Read The Gobblin and the Grocer
Completed MR C-20, C-21, C-22
Completed Kumon WP1 (18) Q5-8
Completed WWE1 W22 D3&4
Completed AAS3 S5 dictation sentences
Read, discussed & narrated SOTW1 The Roman Gods
Completed SL Sci W15 D2

Bugsy -
Worked on L57 100EZ
Worked on Kumon Uppercase book
Completed MO E-16
Completed AAS1 S11 phrases
Completed Kumon 1-30 (28)

Chicky -
Alphabet Book
Playschool Activities

TUESDAY
Together -
Read aloud We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Read aloud from Brer Rabbit Book
Read aloud C12 Detectives in Togas

Flossy -
Read Eggs & Chicks
Completed MR C-23, C-24, C-25
Worked on Kumon WP1 (19) Q1-4
Outlined, composed and completed letter to penpal
Completed SL Sci W15 D3

Bugsy -
Worked on L57 100EZ
Worked on MO E-17
Worked on AAS1 S12
Worked on Kumon 1-30 (28)

Chicky -
Alphabet Book
Playschool Activities

THURSDAY
Flossy -
Read Ancient Rome & Pompeii
Completed MR D-5, D-6
Completed Kumon WP1 (19) Q5-8
Completed WWE1 W23 D1&2
Worked on AAS3 S6

Bugsy -
Completed L57 100EZ
Worked on MO E-17
Worked on AAS1 S12
Completed Kumon 1-30 (28)

Chicky -
Alphabet Book
Playschool Activities

FRIDAY
Flossy -
Read Ancient Rome & Pompeii
Completed MR D-7, D-8, D-9
Completed Kumon WP1 (20) Q1-4

Bugsy -
Worked on L58 100EZ

Chicky -
Alphabet Book
Playschool Activities

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New Wheels

Having a 6th member join our family in the near future has seen the need to upsize our family vehicle. After much consideration we finally decided on the VW Multivan. This is an awesome vehicle with plenty of room for everyone. We are very pleased with our new purchase!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Weekly Report 7/8 - 13/8

MONDAY
Together -
Read aloud We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Read aloud Brer Rabbit
Read aloud Detectives in Togas C9

Flossy -
Read The Snow Queen from Anderson's Tales
Completed MR C-14, C-15, C-16
Completed Kumpn WP1 17 Q5-8
Completed WWE1 W21 D3&4
Worked on AAS3 S5
Read, discussed & narrated SOTW1 The Power of Rome

Bugsy -
Worked on L56 100EZ
1-10 counters
Worked on AAS1 S10
Worked on Kumon 1-30 27

Chicky -
Alphabet book
Playschool activities

TUESDAY
Together -
Read aloud We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Read aloud Brer Rabbit
Read aloud Detectives in Togas C10

Flossy -
Read The Snow Queen & The Little Match Girl from Anderson's Tales
Completed MR C-17, C-18, C-19
Completed Kumon WP1 18 Q1-4
Completed WWE1 W22 D1&2
Completed AAS3 S5
Completed SL Sci W14 D3 & W15 D1

Bugsy -
Completed L56 100EZ
1 - 10 counters
Worked on AAS1 S10 phrases
Worked on Kumon 1-30 28

Chicky -
Alphabet book
Playschool Activities

After a great start to the week we spent the rest of the week laid up with head colds :(


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kumon

These 2 books are my absolute favourite pre-handwriting books! Both Flossy and Bugsy have worked through these before moving onto formal handwriting books and now it is time for Chicky to start.

We begin with the colouring book. It has the child colour a small part of a larger picture then draw a line from a dot to a star navigating some obstacles. By the time we are about halfway through the colouring book they are generally ready to add in the Tracing book which focuses on having the child draw within lines to make shapes like circles and diagonal lines.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Playschool Activities 3

Another week, another set of Playschool draws. Here is what's install for Chicky this week.

Draw 1 Wedgits.

Draw 2 motor skills activity. There are dried split peas in the container on the left. Chicky can spoon them into the smaller containers on the right and back again.

Draw 3 animal match game. Each of the pieces face down has an animal picture which matched the main board. This is from a Galt Animal Lotto game.

Draw 4 build a bug. This is from the game Beetle, the pieces fit together like a puzzle.

Draw 5 activity 1 from Kumon Colouring Book. More to come on these books, I love them! This will be a completely new activity for Chicky but I am sure she is up to it. She likes to draw and has her pencil grip down so we will see how she goes.

Draw 6 a 12 piece Bananas in Pyjamas puzzle.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Weekly Report 31/7 - 6/8

MONDAY
Together -
Read aloud Possum Magic
Read aloud The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit
Read Aloud Detectives in Togas C5

Flossy -
Read The Flying Trunk & The Ugly Duckling from Andersons Tales
Completed MR B-4, B-5
Completed Kumon WP1 15 Q8-10
Completed WWE1 W20 D1&2
Worked on AAS3 S4
Read, discussed & narrated SOTW1 Rabbit Shoots the Sun

Bugsy -
Worked on L54 100EZ
Worked on AAS1 S10

Chicky -
Numbers book
Playschool activities

TUESDAY
Together -
Homeschool Group

WEDNESDAY
Together -
Read aloud Possum Magic
Read aloud The Completed Adventures of Peter Rabbit
Read aloud Detectives in Togas C6

Flossy -
Read The Ugly Duckling & The Nightingale from Andersons Tales
Completed MR B-6, B-7, B-8
Completed Kumon WP1 16 Q1-4
Outlined, composed and wrote letter to penpal
Read, discussed, narrated & illustrated Paddle-to-the-Sea C7

Bugsy -
Worked on L54 100EZ
Worked on MO E-15
Completed AAS1 S10
Completed Kumon 1-30 25

Chicky -
Numbers book
Playschool activities

THURSDAY
Together -
Read aloud Possum Magic
Read aloud The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit
Read aloud Detectives in Togas C7

Flossy -
Read The Nightingale & The Snow Queen from Andersons Tales
Completed MR B-9, B-10, B-11
Completed Kumon WP1 16 Q5-10
Completed WWE1 W20 D3&4
Completed AAS3 S4
Read, discussed & narrated SOTW1 Romulus & Remus
Completed SL Sci W14 D1

Bugsy -
Completed L54 100EZ
Completed MO E-15
Worked on AAS1 S11
Worked on Kumon 1-30 26

Chicky -
Numbers book
Playschool activities

FRIDAY
Together -
Read aloud Possum Magic
Read aloud Brer Rabbit Book
Read aloud Detectives in Togas C8

Flossy -
Read The Snow Queen from Andersons Tales
Completed MR B-12, C-12, C-13
Completed Kumon WP1 17 Q1-4
Completed WWE1 W21 D1&2
Worked on AAS3 S5
Completed SL Sci W14 D2&3

Bugsy -
Completed L55 100EZ
Completed MO E-16
Worked on AAS1 S11
Completed Kumon 1-30 26

Chicky -
Numbers book
Playschool activities

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Playschool Activities 2

Chicky LOVED her draws last week! I have decided to rotate some of them weekly which will give her a good opportunity to try each of the draws over the week. It will also let me see which ones she is drawn to and which she passes on.

So, what's in the draws this week?

Draw 1 is pattern blocks (same as last week).

Draw 2 is pom-pom motor skill activity (same as last week).
Draw 3 is a counting and motor skill activity. There are 12 'eggs' (pingpong balls) to put in and out of the egg carton. If Chicky feels inclined she can also match the colours up as there are 6 of each. I will number the 'eggs' as soon as I find my Sharpie.

Draw 4 is a counting activity. Each cup is numbered and there are just the right number of pop sticks. The plan is to work with 3 cups in the beginning and build up to 10 as she becomes competent over the next few months.
Draw 5 is a threading activity. A pipe cleaner and 5 beads with small openings.
Draw 6 is Play-Doh with 3 animal shapes and a small cutting knife.

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