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!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bailey's 2012 Science journal, midway through the year!

Some of you might remember back at the start of the year that we decided to embark on a Year of Science. Well I'm happy to report that so far it's been a big success! The idea was to focus on Science subjects for a fair chunk of our Curriculum and incorporate lots of reading and writing on each Science topic as they were covered.

We decided the best way to track their progress was by keeping a Science journal. I was hoping we could keep different subject areas seperate in this book (yes I'm a little OCD at times) but it didn't quite work that way. I allowed Bailey & Dane to lead the way with what they wanted to learn, coming back to our Curriculum to give us ideas on what to concentrate on next. We've already come back several times to Space & The Solar System, mainly because it's a huge interest for our whole family and also because with the recent purchase of our telescope there's been a number of experiences for us to view and write about.

Below is an excerpt of the Science section of Bailey's 2012 Curriculum.

Science Topics we will be covering are:

  • Famous Inventors and Scientists
  • Greatest Inventions of all time
§  Aeroplane

§  Automobile

§  Camera

§  Computer

§  Laser

§  Light Bulb

§  Printing Press

§  Radio

§  Rocket

§  Steam Engine

§  Telephone

  • Medicine (Discoveries, Tools and Techniques)
  • Science in the kitchen
  • The Solar System
  • Weather
So far we've covered about half of the Greatest Inventions of all time, The Solar System and a little of Science in the kitchen. We still have a long way to go but I'm thinking if we don't get it all covered this year we can always just carry it over to next year. There's really no big hurry :)

Below are some pictures of the work Bailey has added to his Science journal so far, at the halfway point of the year. Apologies for some of these pictures being on the side, my laptop is playing silly buggers with me!

1 comment:

  1. Love his science notebook :) We do something similar, only in a ring binder, for history & Science.