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Aunty Jill

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My sister, who lives near the top of Queensland, popped down this weekend for her school reunion. The kids were so excited to see her again, since she has moved out of driving range it’s very hard to spend family time together. Continue reading

Book Week 2012

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Dress ups are a welcomed thrill around here so when Book Week turns up every year, home schoolers or not, we are going to that character parade Continue reading

Why showers aren't good for the heart and playgrounds stress me

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I just had one of those moments, you know the one where you’re sure the whole world is looking at you and not in a good way? “I shouldn’t have … Continue reading

kids do/are…

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We’ve been creating a few mind maps lately. I think the last one I set up asked them to think about Olympic medals. I walked back into the school room after lunch yesterday to find they had made their own Continue reading

Gratitude

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I wrote a post, it’s something I haven’t done in a while but I was so moved by a conversation I had with my 8 year old boy with Asperger’s that I didn’t want to trust the beauty of it to the decaying files of uncategorised images I loosely call my memory. Continue reading

The lessons Doctor Who is teaching my ASD kid

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Eli is pretty obsessed with Doctor Who, in autistic terms it’s his special interest. Rather than fighting his desire to live in the Doctor’s universe I’ve chosen to dive in with him, it doesn’t hurt that the show is all shades of awesome. Continue reading

Medieval Birthday Party

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Alanah and Lillian chose to have a medieval tournament for their shared 10th and 7th birthday party. Their choice was fuelled by their shared love of the TV show Merlin, … Continue reading

Seven ate Nine

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For five days every year the three eldest kids’ ages run consecutively. This year they are seven, eight and nine. Continue reading

This Summer the Rain Came down.

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For the last gazillion years life in Australia has been all about water restrictions, this year the rain came down. Continue reading

Africa so far

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To get into the African groove I decided, before we got into any serious learning per se, to YouTube Africa Dance. Continue reading

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