Welcome to our world of 4 boys, Autism, Homeschooling and life in general.

Hi I'm Angie, busy Homeschooling Mum of 4 young boys aged between 4 and 11 yrs.

Bailey (11) is a huge car enthusiast, particularly classic cars, VW 'Herbie' beetles and VW Combi vans. Bailey lives with Autism (ASD) and Epilepsy but does very well coping with everyday life these days since we made the change to homeschooling back in 2010.

Dane (8) enjoys playing guitar, building Lego masterpieces and all things superhero! Dane also lives with a form of Autism (Aspergers) and a Language developmental delay (Apraxia of speech).

Ehren (5) is our gentle 'giant' and is a keen student in our Homeschool classroom. He enjoys both physical and mental pursuits and has a clear interest in currency!

Fraser (aged 4) is our little pocket rocket. He's a confident, head-strong little boy who never stops talking, singing or dancing!

Follow us on our journey as we learn about the world around us in our own unique way!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Every month we choose a topic to base our homeschooling activities on. This month is UNDER THE SEA OCTOBER!

So far we have visited Seaworld and seen many exciting ocean animals, read many books about marine life and got up close and personal with some very interesting sea creatures during a Ocean Life presentation with our other homeschooling friends.

The Ocean Life presenter brought along some sea creatures so the children could look and touch. They learnt about the animals' natural habitats, feeding and breeding habits and also how to ensure our waterways, rivers, lakes and oceans can be cared for to preserve for future generations.

The kids were thrilled to get up close with sea urchins, sea stars, a small shark, sea cucumbers and even got to pat a freshwater turtle.

We were all quite surprised to find that the sea urchin's spikes felt like bits of wood and the sea cucumber didn't feel spiky at all, just soft and squishy. Dane exclaimed later that the sea cucumber was just like a pillow!

We are using a brilliant book we bought from Coles (bargain price of $5) to tie in with this months learning of ocean life. The book is proving to be a huge hit with the boys with a good mix of learning and fun, incorporating maths, reading, writing and science. I'm getting even more value from it by photocopying all the worksheets (which I do with all our workbooks).

I'm hoping to take the boys to Seaworld a few more times this month as we have annual passes now. Perhaps some of our homeschooling friends will join us next time?

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