So, what have the kids been up to while I've been busy selling travel to eager customers?
Learning about functions and logarithms:
In general, they have been great at doing whatever work I set them. They are gaining valuable skills in self-directed learning, using the textbook and each other to help them figure out tricky questions. If in doubt though, they will wait for me to come home from work and we sit down as dinner cooks and go through harder concepts:
I was, however particularly impressed one day when they nutted out a tricky question together (and got it right!):
They've also ticked boxes in English (poetry and grammar and spelling) and Aboriginal Australia:
And they have been utilising my brochures from work to research tours around Australia for geography:
They have also been pretty enthusiastically doing their Japanese, both written and also spoken (using Mango, which we get free from our library).
We have also been doing Chemistry, through the wonderful world of lapbooking. I might do a whole post on this topic later (maybe. I'll leave you hanging for that).
Speaking of libraries, we joined our new local one and finally have free books again! Mango is also available here and we get 50 items each! The sad news is they charge overdue fees, so I'll see how I go (I'm not well known for returning my books on time and working for the library had its advantages in terms of that!). Additionally, we found were the delinquents hang out in our town centre - there were two teenage boys having a massive fight and the girls were there filming the commotion on their phones. Video Boy commented to me that he didn't miss school all that much.
What else? Um, we didn't do Naplan, because it was all just too hard. Oh well, you do some, you don't do some! I don't think it will really matter in the big scheme of things.
They have been installing "mods" and texture packs for Minecraft and playing Magic the Gathering and Hearthstone (or something!).
We do have lots to do on our "to do" list, including finding chess and karate replacements and exploring Canberra. But our academic life is ticking along nicely, despite my absence!
Have you ever homeschooled without actually being at home?
Been filming many fights with your phone?
Logarithms are the inverse of what? (maths test!)