Tag Archives: Brave Writer

Brave Writer projects (‘Jot it Down’)

Animal Mini Books – Princess chose Giraffes, and Reptile Boy chose Birds of Prey. Drama King is still working on his Penguins book.   Some of the text is just copied straight from the image sources but most was written … Continue reading

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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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Miyazaki Movie Discussion Club

So, Pokemon Boy and Drama King are in another Brave Writer online class: the Miyazaki Movie Discussion Club. They have four Hayao Miyazaki films to watch, one a week, and then the teacher posts questions for them to talk about … Continue reading

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Designing computer games, being in film shoots, cooking feasts and much more

Wow, we are well into 2014 and I realise I have not posted anything on this blog for ages. It’s partly because we moved out of our apartment. I’ve written a bit about that on my scimum blog. The end … Continue reading

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Assessment of Term 3

Term 3 was tough. The new Board of Studies information pack and guidelines for APs came out last term, and even if that doesn’t affect me directly, yet, it took an emotional toll because I spent a long time worrying … Continue reading

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Homeschooling is…

… making the most of opportunities when they arise. Take today. I grabbed the opportunity of Princess being asleep, and my man being on duty with the two middle children, to have a few minutes with Pokemon Boy before bedtime. … Continue reading

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Assessment of Term 1 2013, and looking forward to Term 2

Term 1 went well. Hooray!             Particular successes from last term: Day trips to the Maritime Museum and CSIRO for workshops loosely based on the Gold Rush.      Samba drumming workshop with SHEN. Both boys scoring 100% … Continue reading

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