Sunday, May 6, 2012

Term One Evaluation

Term two starts officially for James tomorrow (after an extra week off due to the birth of his baby brother) so I thought it was high time to write a review or an evaluation of what we did over term one.

Read Aloud Books We Finished:
Superfudge by Judy Blume
Eyewitness Disaster - Volcanoes
Looking at Weather and Seasons: How Do They Change by Angela Royston
Never Shake a Rattlesnake by Michaela Morgan
Planes and Rockets and Things That Fly by Richard Scarry
What Do People Do All Day by Richard Scarry
Investigating Why It Rains by Ellen Rene
Australian Habitats - Oceans
Australian Seasons - Summer
How to Be a Happy Hippo
Hunches in Bunches by Dr Seuss
That Bad Bad Cat
Picturepedia - Sea Life
Best of All by Max Lucado
You Are Special by Max Lucado
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr Seuss
Scrambled Egg Super by Dr Seuss
Falling Up by Shel Silverstein
Charlotte's Web by E B White
Batman: Killer Croc Hunter
An Usborne Flap Book: See Inside How Things Work
Wonder Woman: Attack of the Cheetah
The Unwanted Visitor: Liss Norton and Michael Garton
Reefs by Sally M. Walker
How Animals and Plants Survive in Australia's Oceans and Coasts by Greg Pyers
The Magic Porridge Pot
The Burglers Breakfast
Bonnie and Sam The Circus Pony by Alison Lester
Captain Small Pig by Martin Waddell & Susan Varley
Barry by Colin Thompson
Noni the Pony by Alison Lester
Willow the Wombat by Natalie Jane Parker
Enoch the Emu by Gordon Winch
A Pirate Tale by Margaret Beames
Superman: Parasite's Power Drain
Amazing Animal Facts
My Bible Friends Book 1

Books James Read Aloud to Me (or other family members):
Emily and the Big Bad Bunyip by Jackie French
Hairy Maclarey by Lynley Dodd
Slinky Malinki by Lynley Dodd 
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Green Eggs and Ham by Dr Seuss

Other Reading Activities:
Reading Eggs online program

Math: Targeting Maths Year 1
Term 1 section of the textbook which covered the following topics:
Number - count and write number to 20
2D shapes - in the environment and patterns
Number - Order to 20, more than, less than
Time and Area - days of the week, comparing area
Addition - addition sign, number sentences
Time and Length - months of the year, comparing length
Number - Count to 30
3D objects - cylinders, spheres, cubes, cones
Number - count to 30, coins to 30
Time and Capacity - O'clock, compare capacities
Addition - using a number line, doubles
Data and Capacity - graphs, measuring capacity
Number - number facts for 5, 6, 7 and 8

School Zone Addition & Subtraction
Adding and Subtracting 0 and 1
Fact Families 0-6
More Adding and Subtracting
Addition Facts 7 and 8
Subtraction Facts 7 and 8
Practice Facts 7 and 8
Fact Families 7 and 8 
Addition Facts 9 and 10
Subtraction Facts 9 and 10
Practice Facts 0-10
Addition Facts 11 and 12
Addition Facts 9-12
Addend Turn Around

Excel Basic Skills English and Mathematics Year 1
Units 1-7 and Test

Other Math Learning:
Sudoku puzzles
Pentomine puzzles
Daily Sums Practice Notebook

Blinky Bill Alphabet Handwriting Book
Writing Forms Practice 
Birthday Thank You Notes

Scripture and Character Building:
Bible Reading Genesis - Ruth and Luke chapters 1-10
Big Ideas in the Bible by Chuck Swindoll
The Book of Virtues by William Bennett - various stories and poems

Science and Technology:
Baked ham and zuchinni muffins
Baked scones
Baked chocolate brownies
Decorated gingerbread men
Watched "The Great Barrier Reef" on television (three week series)
nightly work on large (500 piece) jigsaw puzzle

PDHPE (Personal Development, Health, Physical Education):
Wii Sports (tennis, boxing, bowling)
Weekly walk to the library and the shops
Riding his scooter

Weekly visits to the library for story hour and borrowing
Weekly participation at our local home school group
Weekly attendance at church and Sunday school
Scheduled play dates with friends
Attended his best friend's gymnastic themed birthday party
Attended a family friend's wedding

Creative Arts:
Free Drawing Time
water colour painting
acrylic painting

Other Activities:
Attended all my midwife appointments throughout the pregnancy
Played a variety of card/board games with both parents
Practical work with daddy - fixing light and hood for fish tank
Play Dough
Lego Construction

Powerhouse Museum



  1. Sounds great, all the best for term 2

  2. Have you thought of participating in the Premier's Reading Challenge? My kids are entered through school, but you can sign up yourself (if you haven't already).