"Education is an atmosphere, a discipline, a life."
-Charlotte Mason

Monday, 15 March 2010

DIY Lava Lamp by Science BoB

Here's Science Bob's website.

Homeschool Creations

Let me introduce you to one of my favourite websites - Homeschool Creations, and this is the accompanying blog.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Just re-posting the owl web cam, I took it off as I wasn't sure if this was the cause of the 'currently unavailable' and what looks like 'flickr' text on each post, as it only seems to have appeared since I posted the video earlier, looks like it's not, so here it is...

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Dd(9)'s Miniature Garden

Dd(9)made this lovely miniature garden today, she took the idea from a craft book. It's a shame we didn't have any colourful flowers to add to it.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Brief update - 14/3/2010

I've slipped a bit again with posting our updates, my apologies to anyone who regularly visits my blog. As of lately, the girls have been doing most work in their workbooks, mainly for maths. I signed them up to Carol Vorderman's 'The Maths Factor' which I think is a great website Masha'Allaah, Dd(6) seems to like it more than her sister, she will often go on without being told.

Dd(9) was put back on to a lower level, which she does get a bit bored of, apparently in the assesment it picked up that she needed to work more on some of the basics, so I'm just encouraging her to do at least a lesson or two a day so she can catch up on it fairly quickly insha Allaah.

The girls are loving
Sequential Spelling, they're now on day 7, we were doing it every day, but have missed some days recently, I'm very excited for them to progress further with it insha Allaah.

We have done some grammar, and Geography, but things have been pretty laid back here in the last week or two, time to fasten our belts again insha Allaah !

We had our letter from the LEA (Local education authority) alhamdulillaah it was very positive, I just tried looking for it so I could put it up here, but cannot find it right now, will post it when I do insha Allaah.

Also ,here are a few photos that I took recently............

Dd(9) decided to make this house for her friend, Masha'Allaah she can be quite creative, may Allaah bless her in it ameen.

Ds(2)get's busy with his work :) the heart is a little contribution from me :D

The girls explore the globe.

...And the map :)

Our Hyacinth, we have had this in our fridge for about 2-3 months waiting for it to grow, and as you can see, it hasn't let us down, insha Allaah soon it should look like this ......

I think ours is a purple one.