Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Home schooling

I quite like being homeschooled. Although you do have your advantages and your disadvantages, such as you don't have as many friends when your home schooled as when you go to school, or you often don't meet as many people around your age as you would when you go to school.

But there lots of advantages too; first you don't need to go to school and  you get more time with your Mum or Dad (who ever teaches you at home) or like how we do it at home, you have a certain amount of work to do, and when you have done it all you get the rest of the day off.

With homeschooling we also do a lot of history learning. My favourite subject would be Maths or history. I hate Spelling and English. We also have a stack of books to do with learning.

Another good thing about homeschooling is that there is no homework.

Everyone has there own school books ,and we all sit in and listen to the history lesson. Another good thing about homeschooling is that if we want to go and visit our grandparents or go wherever, we don't need to worry about school, we just have the day off.

I also really like having all my brothers and sisters all togther in the same room instead of them all in different class rooms.

Also, being homeschooled you get ask a lot of questions like "Do you get too eat when ever you want too"? Or "Can you do your school work in your PJs"? But really I don't see much difference between kids who go to school and kids that are homeschooled.

Really I think that the only difference is that we just do our school work at home.

If you have any questions just leave a comment. 


Thursday, July 23, 2009


Most people, I find, don't know what a Diabolo is. Whenever I take it to church, my friends are always asking me what the name is (because they have forgotten) and how I do it, and lots of other questions.

The actual Diabolo is like what they call a butterfly shaped yoyo. Then there are these two sticks with string tied to them.

I also find most people don't know how hard it is to use a Diabolo. At first when I got my Diabolo, well I must say I was hopeless at it. The novelty of it wore of for a while, but lately I have been using it a lot. I was also amazed at how many things you can do with a Diabolo. Although I can only do about ten tricks.

My brother and I have really been getting into Diabolo these last few months. My Brother is really good at it too.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

BBC Robin Hood

I am a big fan of the BBC Robin Hood. I have seen season one and two and I am desperate to see season three. My big sister said that the BBC have finished showing season three in the UK, but we don't know when it will be in Australia

But in the end of season two, Sir Guy of Gisborne kills maid Marian. I think she was killed because the actor was leaving the series. Jonas Armstrong plays Robin hood and Lucy Griffiths plays maid Marian. The series is not very close to the tale of Robin Hood. Like in the third series, my big sister said that Sir Guys sister comes to Nottingham and they finally bring Friar Tuck in to the series. And there is also going to be a new girl called Kate. So it isn't that close to the tale really. But I still really like it. 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Our New Roof

Two or three weeks ago we were having a new roof put on our house. The roof was only finished a few days ago because we had some rain which delayed it a bit.

It was rather noisy when the work men were here, they'd come at 7:30 am and leave at 4:00 pm. So the noisy was on and off all day really, apart from when they had lunch and morning tea. But in ways it was kind of fun seeing the workmen work and seeing how they did things. At one stage we thought that they might fall though the ceiling. Most of the time my little brother and I would sneak down stairs and watch the workmen when we were meant to be doing schoolwork (shhhh).

The workmen would drop nails and screws while they were working, and every afternoon when the workmen had left my little brother would race out the front and pick up as many nails or screws as he could find. Then he would and hide them because our Mum said that we would get 20c for every nail or screw we found.

So it has been quite busy these last few weeks. It was also hard to go out during the day because the workmen either had stuff on the driveway, or you see when the workmen came they closed of the front yard so we had to ask the workmen to open the orange netting so we could go to the shops or go wherever we needed to go.

Now I'm glad it's all over because now we can sleep in "YAY!"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Seven Little Australians

Lately I have been reading Ethel Turner's Seven little Australians. I was quite suprised by how much I liked it. But I just can't like the fact on how cruel their father Captain Woolcot is to his children and that Judy dies (sigh). I have not quite finished the book, but I only have a few chapters to go.

Now that I'm reading the book I am desperate to get the "Seven little Australians TV series" but I just can't seem to find anywhere that sells it or has it to rent. I would also like to read the sequels so I will have to borrow them from someone.

My big sister Elise runs a book club and they were reading the book and I ask Elise if I could read the book, she said that I could and I have not given it back since.

A bit about me

Well I am the sort of person who likes pretty much everything. Sometimes I like to dare myself to do crazy things and somtimes I don't feel like doing anything. Somtimes I might be having a great time playing with my twin sister Grace and then the next minute I might be so angry with her (for some reason) that I don't want to even talk to her.