Monday, December 31, 2012

Term Four Evaluation

WOW!!  Here we are at the end of our first year of homeschooling!  It has been an adventure and a learning experience and I'm looking forward to what the next year has for us. 

Read Aloud Books We Finished (read by me):

The Tale of Peter Rabbit

The Tale of Mr Jeremy Fisher
Where the Moon Lives - Ivan Gantschev
The Little Engine That Could
DC Super Pets: Super Pets Showdown
DC Super Pets: Royal Rodent Rescue
Lego Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
DC Super Heroes - The Flash: Shell Shocker
Starro and the Space Dolphins
DC Super Pets: Barnyard Brainwash
Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
Elephant Pants - Smriti Prasadam-Halls
Ella Kazoo Will Not Go To Sleep - Lee Fox
The Little Old Man Who Looked Up At the Moon - Pamela Allen
Elephants - Sally Morgan
Lion - Jinny Johnson
Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See? - Bill Martin Jr.
Two Little Monkeys - Mem Fox
A Surprise for Dingo - Rina A Foti
One Very Tired Wombat - Renee Treml
The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System
The Magic School Bus Inside a Hurricane
The Magic School Bus Inside the Earth
Dinosaur Pet
The Treasure of Captain Claw - Jonathan Emmett
Warambi - Aleesah Darlison
The Tall Man and the Twelve Babies - Tom Niland
I'm Not Scared - Jonathan Allen
Octonauts and the Great Penguin Race
Dig Dig Digging
Batman: Poison Ivy's Deadly Garden
The Flash: Shadow of the Sun
Green Lantern: Beware Our Power
Green Lantern: The Last Super Hero
Come Over to My House - Dr Seuss
The Magic School Bus On the Ocean Floor
The Magic School Bus Plants Seeds
Wonder Woman Attack of the Cheetah
Wombat Goes Walkabout - Michael Morpurgo
Underpants Thunderpants - Peter Bently
Superman: Parasite's Power Drain
The Magic School Bus In the Time of Dinosaurs
Too Many Pears - Jackie French
Babar's World Tour - Laurent de Brunhoff
Bushland Lullaby - Sally Odgers
The Worst Princess - Anna Kemp
Christmas Wombat - Jackie French
Emily and the Big Bad Bunyip - Jackie French
Animal Antics - Birds
Let's Count Goats - Mem Fox
Mike the Knight and the Mighty Shield
Octonauts and the Monster Map
Superman Little Green Men
The Story of Christmas
The Christmas Tree that Grew
Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle - Glenda Millard
Batman Killer Croc Hunter - Scott Sonneborn
The Magic School Bus Blows Its Top
Santa's Aussie Mix-Up by Colin Buchanan
I Already Know I Love You - Billy Crystal
The Scallywags Blow Their Top - David Melling
Sir Scallywag and the Golden Underpants - Giles Andreae
Wonder Woman Monster Magic
Lext Luthor and the Kryptonite Caverns
Superman The Deadly Double
Green Lantern High Tech Terror

Other Reading Activities:
Reading Eggs Online Computer Program

Maths: Targeting Maths Year 1 Textbook:

Term Four of the textbook covered the following topics:
Number - Place value, Ordering numbers to 100
Length and Time - Measuring length, hours, minutes, seconds
Addition - Counting in 10s, Adding 10s using money
Time and Mass - Half past, compare and measure mass
Patterns and Algebra - Odd and even, Calculator patterns
Fractions and Area - Halves and Quarters, Area
Subtraction - Change from ten dollars
Space - Symmetry, Position words
Multiplication and Patterns - Counting in 5s, Multiplication as repeated addition
3D Space and Volume - Faces and corners, Volume
Number and Time - Ordinal numbers, Calendar
Chance and Time - Language of chance, O'clock and half past
Division - Equal groups, sharing
Number - Estimation

Excel Basic Skills English and Mathematics Year 1:

Units 24 - 30 and Test
Spelling and Vocabulary
Grammar and Punctuation

Other Math Learning:

Daily Sums Work
Magic Mosaic Pattern Game
Weighing fruit and vegetables at the grocery store

Numberjacks website
Math Angles website


Writing Forms Practice Pages

Scripture and Character Building:

Bible Reading (out loud) 2 Chronicles - Ester
Big Ideas in the Bible by Chuck Swindoll
The Book of Virtues by William Bennett

Science and Technology:

Variety of topics studied through reading The Magic School Bus series (see Read Aloud list at the top)


various play dates in the park
walking to and from the shops
walking to and from the library
riding his scooter

ball skills - kicking, throwing, catching
boxing lessons with daddy


weekly attendance at church and Sunday school
weekly attendance at story hour at the library
various play dates with friends

Creative Arts:

Listened to a variety of music CDs

Other Activities:



Zoo trip with friends
City trip to see Christmas Lights
Powerhouse Museum with friends

Homeschool Group Topics:
Cardboard Marble Construction

Orphanage in India

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