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Entries from October 2008

A Tisket A Tasket: Week 6

October 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The end is in sight!… Week 6 and Tisking and Tasking has reached a new height. Finally some others got the bug and we had a huge cleaning out frenzy this weekend. As usual, here is a quick introduction to the project and a recap on the past few weeks of tossing and clearing out […]

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Tags: Organizing Se7en

Celebrity Chef: A Million Mini Milk Tarts in Se7en Steps…

October 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Celebrity Chef and his friend Peter the Pastry Chef were back in action this weekend… This time they made a million milk tartlets. They worked under trying conditions. Their fan club was bouncing around. They came through and produced the goods in fine style! Let’s Meet the Players: 75 g flour 75 g cornflour […]

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Tags: Desserts · Monday Munchies

Sunday Snippet: Family Bible Quiz Fun…

October 13th, 2008 · No Comments

If your family, like mine, enjoys Bible Quizzes then you will like this site: Bible Trivia Quiz. It is packed with quizzes on every possible Bible topic. You can play online as a test. And your score will compared to scores of people who have played before you. We use them as conversation starters at […]

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Saturday Spot: Bells and Whistles…

October 12th, 2008 · No Comments

We live in a world of Bells and Whistles. We are not so much musical but noisical! Our garden is hung with all sorts of tinkling bells. All our children have a collection of whistles. And Hood #1 has been playing a piece of irrigation pipe with a mouth piece on it since he was […]

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Tags: House Tour · Outside · Saturday Spot

The Week That Was – 15…

October 11th, 2008 · No Comments

So we finished celebrating the ultimate lemon party. And read some books and rested to recover. And then Spring finally arrived. Some flowers erupted. And we had two warm days. And at last we are back in the swim. We had our last week off school and did a lot of arting for a book […]

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Se7en Stories to Inspire Young Naturalists…

October 10th, 2008 · 5 Comments

I started writing about Nature Notebooks and before you could blink it was several posts long… My previous post was the first one: Se7en of the Best Science NoteBook Inspirations. I call my kids The Naturalists when they are busy nature notebooking, it gives the process a status above the usual ┬ájust scrabbling about in […]

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Tags: Science · Se7en at School

Se7en of the Best Science NoteBook Inspirations.

October 10th, 2008 · 2 Comments

I have written a bit about how we study great artists for school and I thought I would move onto Science. In my head I divide Science into three categories: Observation, Research and Experiment. And and as we crawl out of a long wet winter lets start with Observation. Our observations get recorded and remembered […]

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