Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Monday, September 28, 2015

This week on the web....

Building a culture of risk....
...we live in a culture of fear and risk aversion which if not addressed, is going to have a detrimental effect on our children’s development and their ability to show good judgement, courage, persistence, resiliency and self confidence as adults.

Inside the brain of a struggling reader... make sure you click through to the whole infographic- it's interesting.

Talking about struggling learners... it still blows my mind that some schools in the US only have 15 minutes of actually playing time in a school day.

I feel like I need a nest!!

An interesting article about why dividing people by age to learn doesn't make sense and some ideas about why the alternative will work better. I wonder if this will ever happen in mainstream education?

Teacher Tom's post My Best friends are five year olds is lovely.

Another animation relating to the refugee crisis- it's a good one for gaining a basic understanding of what's happening in the world and the scale of things.

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

'You've had a good day son....'

This was a good week.... 20 - 26

Because...
... Les went flying for the day.
... Kieran spent the day watching football.
... I converted Layla to scrapbooking. :-)
... I did some scrapbooking too. :-)
... The meeting really well.
... Will had a fun morning with Les at Tomato Lake and the Volcano Park.
... Tama had a visit from Kanyana at Kindy and saw a Tawny Frogmouth, lizard and echidna.
... We scored a cable reel for Kindy and one for us too.
... The homeschool Moderator came and the meeting went really well.
... Layla made chocolate cake.
... We All Black 'stickered' Michaels car.
... Finally went to the Library.
... New seasons of Doctor Who and Survivor.
... Rock climbing for Kieran.
... Village Pizza.
... Will enjoyed the AFL semi-finals.
... I had a morning out shopping.
... Layla and I enjoyed ice creams at Kalamunda.
... Merenia went to Erynn's for campfire night.
... We played Cards against Humanity with Layla.


"You've had a good day son"  is the punchline of a joke my dad used to tell about a father, his son, a bear won in a side show at a carnival and a Mini Car... it's a great joke and the one liner punchline has stayed with us for a very long time. This weekly post is about being grateful for the little and big things in our lives and celebrating success the grand and everyday kind.
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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Scitech 2015


Recently Les took Robert and the boys to Scitech for the school's annual fund-raiser. They got pizza for dinner and Will caught up with some friends he hasn't seen since leaving school.









Monday, September 21, 2015

This week on the web....

BLT Stuffed Avocados... yum!

Caramelised Fig Upside down cake... bring on summer so I can try this with figs from our tree. :-)

A very brief round-up on why fat is in and Ancel Keys is a dick.

I have a heap of 'Project Life' type cards both paper and digital that I won't use on my regular 365 page projects there are some great ideas here.

I love the quote about play at the start of this post about letting kids do their own thing!

It's been a busy week in Stockley-ville and this is all I got.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

'You've had a good day son....'

This was a good week....

Because...
... I got to have a sleep in.
... Merenia went to the Kiwales wind-up and we won a cool prize in the raffle.
... Les took the boys and later Merenia to the Gem show.
... I finished my week in the life photobook- hooray. :-)
... Merenia started at KFC.
... Kieran went and watched Nadya perform at school.
... Les took the boys bike riding.
... Les got me pretzels. :-)
... Layla agreed to come and stay with us.
... scored some baby gear for Layla and Danny.
... we got a new bed for Layla... and eventually Merenia.
... Kieran went to the junior prizegiving and was given a very cool thank-you gift from his umpiring team.
... I got chocolates from the umpiring team as well.
... I finally did a big shop at the supermarket and Kieran was home to help unload.
... Merenia spent a day in town with her friends.
... Les and the boys weeded the garden.
... I got to take photos of wildflowers.
... Danny, Layla and I went to Rockingham.
... Les took the boys to the place and they got treats.
... we had corned beef for dinner.


"You've had a good day son"  is the punchline of a joke my dad used to tell about a father, his son, a bear won in a side show at a carnival and a Mini Car... it's a great joke and the one liner punchline has stayed with us for a very long time. This weekly post is about being grateful for the little and big things in our lives and celebrating success the grand and everyday kind.
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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Outfitted for Outdoor Ed


Kieran, Kyle, Michael and Richard ready to go kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking for four days.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Blocks!


Last month we got these super awesome blocks via Gumtree- they have provoked a huge amount of super creative play.








Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sports Carnival


Merenia recently participated in the interschool sports carnival- she opted to play soccer for a change. There were two girls in their team.








Picnic Lunch with Danny