Friday, April 9, 2010

Look at all the Fishes...

For our end of Term 1 excursion, our homeschool group went along to Reef HQ. Pernella & Charlie love going there and it was Lola's first time to see all the fishes - and she loved it! I think we will need to buy an annual pass now...

'Big fish Mummy'

Old fashioned Diving Helmet

I can hear the sea in my shell

May was the month Lola's 'I Can Do' activities was going to focus on Under the Sea but I am a bit behind so March, April and May's activities all are running into one - smile... Now if I can only get her away from the Wiggles DVD's long enough to watch Nemo.

I Can Do - bears, bears and colours...

When I purchased Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Eric Carle - I didn't realise how much Lola would love this book. We read it every day, two or three times a day! Lola can even quote the book off by heart. I brought the book for March's theme of bears and soon realised that it fit straight into April's theme of colours...

So I have combined Bears and Colours for Lola's 'I Can Do' activities

I finally found a use for all those tiny little beanie kids that the kids have..
Lola had great fun throwing the bears into each of the coloured boxes.

These are the 'Bear books' we have been reading together.

I have really been enjoying putting together fun, easy and inexpensive activities for Lola to play with. This is another fantastic idea that I got from Making Learning Fun web site. It's a Brown Bear Clank Can - so easy to make and lots of fun to use.

These are our number cards with the characters from Brown Bear on each of them -


Our Head & Tail card's

and 'put the Bear from smallest to largest' card's.

All these activities I got from 1+1+1=1 blog

Art Class at Home

Ahh the joys of having a friend with a! I asked Lisa if she would mind running a few art classes for our home school group. Our first class was 'Making A Collage'.

The children could either choose a photo of themselves and enhance the collage with things they liked, hobbies, souvenirs etc, etc... or they could choose a subject of any kind and use bits and pieces to reinforce their concept.

Both Pernella & Charlie decided to choose a subject instead of a photo...

No surprise that Pernella went with the reptile theme... it really looks effective with how she has used the stones, twigs, leaves and cut out reptiles...

And I can't say I am surprised with Charlie's choice of subject either - skeletons and a grave yard - big grin!

It was a great morning - fun to explore another genre of art... next month we are doing charcoal sketching.