This week has been a very eclectic week.  Each day has been different and each child has had their priorities.

 

Peter had Monday at home and was able to spend most of that time with the children working on family projects.

 

Daniel had a play date with some boys while I talked to his mum at the park. 

 

The kids have worked on their persuasive speech diligently.  This has been a big project for them in that it is the first time they have been required to write to a formal structure.  I am really pleased with the topics that they have chosen though initially Josh wanted to do “The Sky is Green”.  Where does he come up with these thoughts!!

 

I started woodworking with Daniel.  We have made our first completed woodwork project – though we did need a little help from Peter!  We made a bench hook – which will help Daniel the next time he is sawing more wood.

                                            

We had a big bake day.  I baked lamingtons for my friends birthday morning tea, and the girls cooked double recipes since we are on the morning tea roster on Sunday.  I’d like us to do one more slice but if we don’t store bought chocolate biscuits will have to do.

 

Nomi resumed her computer lessons with A.BB.  A.BB isn’t teaching as much as she is learning beside Nomi but it is good to have an adult with Nomi.  So it is working well.  They are just learning about the different parts of a computer and what they all do.  Getting a big picture before they start to use a computer.

 

Jess processed an internet order.   Mmmm   I trust this is a good life skill to have!

 

Daniel and I have been having good lesson time together.  We have started with our devotional reading and prayer, then read a chapter from the Bible (his request – he wants me to read the whole Bible to him) and then we have worked on telling the time and his reading lessons.  We have been doing this outside on the veranda – the mornings have been lovely.

 

Nomi prepared the table for a lovely morning tea – she cleaned crockery, set the table, arranged flowers, made sure everything was just right.  She did this all while I was in town.

 

We are helping a boy with a disability, with a photographic project.  He has photographed and interviewed the staff for one of the farming ventures in town and is making a notice board display including a map, photos, personal info and then a small mini project based on each of the countries they all come from. This will take us about 4 weeks to put together.  Josh is doing so very well in communicating to him, teaching him, keeping him on track and even bringing things back on track if they stray off.  I have been very proud of the way Josh is handling this situation.

 

Saturday brought cricket for Daniel and Netball for the girls.  The girls comp is a few girls short so Jess has been playing in the 10-11yo and Nomi has been playing in the 12-13yo.  Both of them have been getting two games most Saturdays.  Thanks to our friend LS who taught them so much last year they are thoroughly enjoying the sport.

 

Jess played the piano and sang backup for a few songs on Sunday.

 

Pete and I headed off for another date (2 in as many weeks!!).  We had guests arriving for dinner so we asked the children to get the house ready.  What a blessing to be able to have a date, and come home to a very well ordered home, ready for guests to arrive 30minutes later!

 

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