William playing with matching some sight words
One day in the kitchen I watched William pick up one of Jonah's secret seven books while he was eating his porridge. He looked at the cover and then opened it and really looked at some of the pages. I remember this is how it started with Jonah - he did the same thing with Bridget's books and shortly after was reading himself. It was a struggle to hold myself back from asking him if he could read any words, but I didn't. I didn't want him to know that I saw, I just enjoyed watching the process happening again! His pencil control, writing and colouring have all of a sudden improved immensely. I guess that's what happens when you are seven.
We visited Pieter and Michelle one weekend and stopped off in this gorgeous cafe/second hand bookstore in Yass on the way home. Jono found this rare book on Byzantine Jewry, which we just had to have :)
Bill copied this painting from the Wild West book that Lusi gave him a few months ago
Jonah turned himself into a formidible samurai!
The highlight of the month was definately the air show! A whole heap of vintage planes flew in and living right next door to the airport we had front row seats for the spectacular air-o-batics!
We started working through the e-books from Food Renegade, and they have been a wonderful addition to our slow food journey. I mostly like that the topics give us the opportunity to discuss why we are moving further and further away from processed, sugar filled foods and why eating whole, local and organic as far as possible is so important for our health. The books have given me a structured way to include that learning for the kids, and at this point I like that! Bridget reads a chapter to me and we discuss it, and then she and I help read to the boys from their book and help them with the activities. So far we have learned about how digestion works, what food does (builds my body, gives me energy, keeps me healthy or repairs me when I'm sick), and the dangers of 'nutritionism', the difference between real and fake food, and some of the research findings of Weston A. Price.
The boys did some maths word problems together, played dominoes maths, and everybody worked on their Hebrew.
The boys printed off Billy the Kid wanted signs, and dressed up as wild west newspaper men to make a newspaper article about him and made their own books about guns!
and here's the library borrow list for March!
Star Wars Episode 1, The phantom menace [DVD]
Mythbusters [DVD] : sharks special
Mythbusters. Volume 21 [DVD]
Aircraft carrier [[DVD]
A closer look at Aboriginal art
Rock the body : mythbusting adventures into the amazing world of the human body
Five on a secret trail [book]
Poems to make your friends laugh [book]
Specter of the past [book]
The Courtship of Princess Leia [book]
Rogue planet [book]
The story of arms and armour [book]