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, October 11, 2010

Chocolate


It is the first day of term for NSW school students today, and it has been raining heavily for weeks, everything is wet and mushy, so it was a happy homeschool family who could stay at home today and watch the rain falling out our windows, although we did feel sorry for the kids trudging along to school whilst we were in our nice warm house and about to learn all about
C.H.O.C.O.L.A.T.E

I found a 12 lesson study guide at the Chocolate Exhibition at the Field Museum in Chicago complete with history, recipes and quotes.I added a couple of likely lads, and some lovely books from the libray and we are set and as chocolate comes from the rainforest, we have a sweet week of school this week.

We have been getting some lovely visitors from the rainforest as well
This friendly lady King Parrot, or Queen Parrot as the boys call her is almost eating out of my hand and she gets right into Emeralds cage, but only when our rowdy lorikeets are not home. I wonder if she might be an escaped pet she is so quiet and friendly.

I am having a lot of trouble getting to update this blog living here, the only internet connection I have is a very very slow dial up and it doesn't cope very well with pictures. So I am sorry but blogging will be very erratic here at the moment and so will visiting everyone elses blogs.

10 comments:

alecat said...

I'm glad you found a spare minute to blog. Just the looks on your boys faces is SOOOooo worth it! :)

Liz (burfhe from TRP) said...

Can't wait to see how your choc unit study goes. I wish there was a chocolate factory in Aus (is there one?!). DD4 would love to see one after reading "Curious George Goes to the Chocolate Factory".

Clare said...

Oh they look very keen! Any who wouldn't, a study on chocolate, yummo!

Anne said...

Yum!.......

My mum and dad get King Parrots down the south coast. Some are very tame and we can hand feed them. They have very gentle natures, unlike the Rainbow Lorikeets which beat them up for the seed tray.

Helena said...

Louise, that looks like a delicious unit study! I love the idea of your boys getting into the chocolate (I mean, getting into the Study of Chocolate) while the rain comes down and the world trundles along outside and around you. It sounds so peaceful... And I love the photo of the sweet parrot visiting you. She must sense the peace and joy to be found in your home!

karisma said...

Looks like a couple of very happy faces there! A great choice of subject! Move over boys, I'm coming round! hehe!

jen said...

Hey Louise - thank you for posting the link for the chocolate unit study - all downloaded for future reference. Hope you guys enjoy your study. How exciting that Emerald has an egg!

Monica said...

a chocolate study!!!!!??????

ought to come with a warning... well, for this mama anyway.
:)

Louise said...

We have very much enjoyed our chocolate study, and it's amazing how much the kids retain when they are totally enthused in the subject, lol

Hannah@CraftsAkimbo said...

What beautiful birds!