We are a creative homeschooling family of 3. I have homeschooled my 2 boys from the start and we do lots of unit studies and get out into our beautiful part of the world as often as we can.
As the boys are getting older and we are getting busier I find I am posting less about our journey but will continue to update occasionally.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Week 3 Kookaburras and Kingfishers

We started our week with a rousing chorus of
Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
Merry , merry king of the bush is he,
Laugh Kookaburra,
Laugh Kookaburra,
Gay your life must be...

well maybe not quite rousing, with an over enthusiastic mother, an awkward ten year old and a very loud and out of tune six year old.

Of course Mr6 asked the curly question of the day..
What is gay?
I explained it was a lovely old fashioned word meaning happy,
Mr10 explained it also means same sex couples
like our friends .......... & .........

Anyway we moved onto a science activity inspired by this one to look at all the different types of beaks birds have,

We looked in one of Mr6s favourite books
"The Man who loved to Sing"
by John Winch
at this picture.

Then the boys used a variety of tools and implements to mimic different types of birds beaks, while we discussed the pros and cons of each and what type of bird has this type of beak.
It was a lot of fun.

We moved onto learning about our beautiful laughing kookaburra who sits outside my bedroom window every day,made some mini books for their lap books and the boys did some paintings in their journals.

Mr10 did a 10 minute freewrite on flying and wrote and acrostic poem.
Mr6 started writing out the kookaburra song for this weeks copywork.
We all did an activity from Tony Ryan's thinkers keys and today's was a brainstorming activity.

1 comment:

Kez said...

Looks like another fun week!!

Mr10 is such a talented artist.