Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Australia

Today we had our first day in Australia!  We took a look at our homemade globe, and discussed how Australia is the only continent that is also a country!  We also discussed that Australia is in the Southern hemisphere, so when we have summer, it is winter in Australia.  We listened to some Australian music today:  Crowded House, Wolfmother, Silverchair, AC/DC and Empire of the Sun, to name a few bands.  We also learned the Kookaburra song (see video below).  We went to the library, but didn't find any kids books about Australia.  We stopped at a cafe on the way to the playground, and enjoyed a sip of coffee (ovalmaltine for Eva) and cake.  On the way home, I decided to take the bus since Eva was getting tired.  Well, Eva got on the bus before me and then the doors closed.  Of course I only needed to push a button to get them to open again and get on, but poor Eva looked so concerned that Emma and I would be left behind!  For craft time, we made a cool didgeridoo out of a wrapping paper roll, and a Kangaroo puppet (Eva cut out the template herself, but I needed to cut the felt for her with the sharp scissors).  The template can be found here:  http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/kangaroo_bag_craft.htm.  Eva learned about the Australian flag and colored her own.  We also learned a lot about marsupials, and began making some pages for our study book based on the lapbook resources I found here at homeschoolshare. I made a meat pie for lunch using a recipe from alldownunder.com.  Eva took one bite and decided she hated it and couldn't eat any more.  She almost never does this, so I guess she really disliked it.  Oh well.  Emma had her 1 month check-up and everything looks great!  She is exactly on the 50th percentile for height, and is over 100th percentile for weight and, thanks to her dad, head size :)  So looks like she may have my stature and Daniel's enormous head (just kidding, honey).
Emma is ready to go!  Congratulations on turning 1 month old!

Notice how tight the shirt is.  It is a 2-4 month old shirt, haha.

Eva came home from daycare with this invitation for a concert!  We are so excited to go!

The infamous meat pie.  I thought it was pretty tasty, though!
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Eva crafting her didgeridoo
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Eva coloring the Australian flag
Our kangaroo puppet

Our books for the week. 

1 comment:

  1. Way to keep it up! I am notorious for taking a break from blogging which I know is the worst thing to do if you want regular readers...oh well. Well done you!
    C

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