Monthly Archives: August 2014

Short Stories

We substituted Poetry Teatime with Short Story Teatime last week based on a book Reptile Boy borrowed from the library: “The Beasties”, written by Jenny Nimmo and with gorgeous illustrations by Gwen Millward. Without spoiling the book for you if … Continue reading

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Land Artists in the making

  These temporary artworks are based on the work of Andy Goldsworthy, an English artist who lives in Scotland and works only with materials that are available to him in nature. My children made them during a ‘farmschooling’ session on … Continue reading

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Homeschooling on the move (sort of)

We are about a third through Term 3. We had to put on hold the plans to travel around Australia because Drama King is rehearsing hard for ‘Oliver!’. Nevertheless, we do not have a fixed abode and so we have … Continue reading

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Weaving Bridges (part of the Guringai festival)

Aren’t these whales wonderful? They were created as a collaboration between Manly and Warringah councils, involving artists from the local areas, schools and other community members. This is the second year that the festival has included Weaving Bridges. Last year, the … Continue reading

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Brave Writer competition

Win a Brave Writer Gift Certificate. All you have to do is send a photo of your children learning, but without using a desk. All submissions will be under Creative Commons licensing 3.0. The deadline is 15 August. Ooh! I am … Continue reading

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