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This week has gone relatively well with our studies, with the highlight being Daniel finished his moviemaking project.  This started out with ABC-Open (check out their projects if you live in Australia).  ABC-Open is about getting the community involved in telling stories using various technologies – there may even be workshops happening in your area.

The girls started with the community choir this week – the first half of the year the choir builds towards a performance as part of a local festival.   Jess is actually the minute-secretary for the committee that organises this event.  Ord Valley Muster.

Our homeschool Network group had a get together to discuss the direction of our activities this year – there are always so many different opportunities.  We have yet to confirm a programme though we know we’ll continue with a character lesson, a public speaking exercise (show and tell for the young kids), it is just the other activity we have yet to decide upon.  Our co-op meets once a month for the morning.  It is a very relational driven group that does activities together rather than a class driven co-op.

Jess and I head off to a quilting retreat this weekend.  We are looking forward to that.  Nomi has a friend staying over and they also plan to get some sewing done.  Though Nomi and the boys can cook and look after themselves, I have done a bit of extra cooking – I want them to have a fun weekend too.

Here are some photos that show a bit of our week:

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