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.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Farewell our lovely Reiley Dog

Our lovely Reiley dog
We fare welled another courageous canine friend today companion of many an adventure
supreme athlete
friend and guardian to two beautiful little boys
active homeschool membertireless, loyal and lovingwatcher of rising flood waters in pouring raincompanion and confidant.

We will all miss you lovely fellow,
Your barks will no longer guard our flocks at night,
Your tail will no longer greet us after we have been apart,
and your steady presence will no longer guide and protect us.

Farewell Reiley dog.

Monday, June 14, 2010

2010 Clarence Valley Home Educators Sports Carnival

A good crowd attended our annual sports day and despite the rain we had families from Ballina, Lennox Heads, and Coffs Harbour as well as our local families.The intermediate long distance runners seconds after the start,and coming in for the finish after 2 laps.The littlies long distance, just after the start.Mr7 came in 2ndoff to the recording tentMr 11 doing discusMr7 showing his style in the littlies javelinMr 11s winning long jumpMr7s discuss throwLong JumpThe Red Rangers lining up for the team relayMr 7 with the batonGreat leadership by our team captainMr 11 enjoying the relay
the competition was tough in the tug of war

The house cup
what a lovely trophy

The victorious Green Team after the presentation and victory lap.
lots of fun was had by all, new friends made and another successful day thank you to the wonderful people who organise this each year.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Today we have been learning about the moon and all things lunar, so we became the lunartics :-)

It was Mr7s birthday on Saturday and we celebrated at a local pizza parlor with some friends. One of his presents was this wonderful book
Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11
It is such a wonderful book all about that amazing first flight into space, it is so well written and full of information. WE have read it and reread it, it is Mr7s new favourite book.

I also came across this great free offer from NASA
DVD Journey to the Stars
it comes with lesson plans and activity sheets.

We have our annual Clarence Valley Home Educators sports carnival coming up next Monday and I have been working on a paper mache surprise for the day.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Today we learned how galaxies are continuosly expandingThey are getting bigger and bigger
and eventually they explode.
Mr11 has a smart new haircut.

Mr almost 7 made a rocket
and tried to power it with a balloon
and he made some beautiful galaxies with glitter.