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Warning Tales: story map and audio

A warning tale is a fun narrative to study and 'Kassim and the Greedy Dragon' and The Caravan' are two great examples of Warning Tales that my students have really...
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Warning Tale Workshops for Homeschoolers

Workshop Registrations Closed ... keep an eye out for Term 3 literacy workshops!   I am very excited to be running for the first time, writing workshops specifically designed for...
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Why I love Book Depository

I have been using Book Depository for quite some time now and spend quite a bit of money on books. The best reason for purchasing from Book Depository is that...
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The Science of Ice Cream

My girls love their ice-cream and so combining science learning with the making and eating of ice cream was a hit. They are aged 9 and 11, but we will...
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Subscriptions for kids we have enjoyed

We have enjoyed a number of subscriptions as gifts. Included below is a list of some of the subscriptions we have received over the years. I also hope to grow...
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Perth Specific Out & About Memberships for Kids

Perth specific Out and About Memberships (though similar types of memberships would exist in local areas outside of Perth) You may be familiar with most of these 'Out & About'...
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Paddington’s Postcards: Greetings from around the globe

Our darling Grace received a Paddington's Postcards pack for her birthday this year. What a great idea for a gift! The initial welcome pack included a welcome letter, a postcard...
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Seaweed Foraging with links to resources

"Experiencing the beach isn't just swimming between the flags and eating a Calippo on the way home." Oliver Brown Thus begins our coastal foraging adventures, experiencing more of what nature...
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DIY upcycled art smocks

As a beginning sewing project, my girls worked on creating their own art smocks. They upcycled old shirts and made some deep pockets for arty bits and bobs out of...
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Recommended Decodable readers

Firstly, let's define what the term decodable means. Simply, a decodable text is a type of book that has been designed to be used alongside explicit systematic phonics instruction. They...
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Learning through play

My girls especially love to role play and they go all out in their play. I love that they absorb themselves in play even at their age. How lovely it...
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The Hunger Games

Well, this is my first review for grown ups! I never really have the time to read for enjoyment. It's a busy household, the Cheney home. It's not normally peaceful...
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