Computer Triage

When discussing with our teens what direction they wished to take with Science this term they were keen on studying and pulling apart small motors.  Then the idea of dismantling computers  was raised. Contacting a friend they were excited to discover the R family had 5 computers not functioning which they were welcome to have. […]

The Big Day Has Arrived!!

Today is the day! Mary MacKillop is to be cannonised today.  Searching through the 4Real forum  I found a summary I shared five years ago. (I’ve altered slightly)  Do read the conversation as some great links are shared. I realise many outside of Australia may not have heard of Mary MacKillop, but it is a […]

Countdown – Three Days!

  This coming Sunday Australia’s first saint Mary MacKillop will be cannonised! I have long had a love for Mary MacKillop, a love nurtured as a child by the St Josephites nuns who taught me.  Yep I’m proud to be a Brown Joey kid, I loved the Joey nuns, in particular I loved St Mary […]

Instant Free Access to Mathsonline Primary!

I’ve shared before our happiness with our highschool maths program Mathematics.com.au imagine our excitement to discover that they are releasing their trial version for Primary, Grades 4-6. To get immediate FREE access to this award winning Primary Maths program, follow the link below to their years 4 to 6 trial site. Mathsonline.com.au login(automated): trial Password: […]

Geography for Highschool

This year my three teenagers have been using Brenda Runkle’s ‘World Physical Geography’, this is the first time we have used a formal approach to geography. As Koala has just finished the program (she has crammed a year’s program into 6 months) I have interviewed her as my guest poster:) Welcome Koala:) I’d like to […]

On a History Quest

We’re on a ‘rabbit trail’ at present. We were contacted by a priest friend asking for help with research on a local tragedy that occurred 70 years ago. In our quest for further information we visited our local historical society yesterday. So fascinating and they had the information we were searching for! The children were […]

Making Our Own Mega Maps

We have been engrossed in making Mega Maps! You have the choice of just how huge or small you wish to create your map. We chose big:) Our map was printed out onto nine sheets of paper, I approached a local architect and asked for discarded sheets to past our maps onto the back of. […]