Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lincoln Logs

Nothing like an old toy like Lincoln Logs.




Silas is pretty good at building, but he is
an expert in demolition.

It seems to take more time to destroy than to build!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blind Art

Silas learning about Picasso.

Who needs to see?

Quiet... artist at work.

Perfect.

That will be $20,000 please!

Bowling

The home-school coop was able to get some bowling lessons for the kids.

This is "School"?

Looks pretty straight.

Good form.

Not a bad game (with gutter bumpers).


Sunday, February 26, 2017

Lung Capacity

How big are our lungs?

Time for some science.

... from my favourite scientist, Silas.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Canberra

Canberra, the capitol city of Australia has some great museums.

Fancy historical items.

 Fun, hands-on exhibits.

Even stuff for mum!

Perhaps this is too much.



There was even a nice stick-bug on one of the benches.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Questacon

Questacon is a great kids science museum in Canberra.

So many fun things to do.



Silas' favourite is, of course, the construction area.



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Abstract Art

Silas is learning about abstract art.

He started with a bit of black, but decided to start over.



The master piece is signed.

Now for the explanation.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Composting

Silas wanted to learn a bit about Composting.

So here he is at work.

Good job buddy!


Sunday, February 19, 2017

Construction & Kiwi

Ok... Odd title.  I found this strange video where it starts of with Silas
in his construction gear helping with a project and quickly
jumps to a father son kiwi eating fest.

Too Much Fun at School

This is school!

It's great how Silas can be involved in these group school activities.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Finger Prints

Dad gets to help with science class.
Today we are learning about finger prints!

A little dusting.

Transfer.

Document the chain of evidence.

Ready for CSI!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Bike - No Training Wheels

Here is Silas' first bike ride without training wheels!

First, remove the training wheels and get the tires repaired.

Next... We found a nice park with a slow sloping down hill on grass.
I figured it would be softer if he fell and would slow him down if he got out of control!

After about 30 minutes, he was doing great!

Fast forwarding 6 months....

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Fireman Silas

Here is a short video showing Silas trying to be a fireman.
I hope he doesn't actually start any fires!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Rubberband Gun

When I was growing up, I spent many hours playing with a rubber-band gun.
I think Silas will also enjoy his.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Growing too fast.

Only 5 years old and already pretty big.


Over 4 feet!

23.5 Kg.  That's 52lbs. Or 3.7 stone (for the Brits in the room)

Early Start Discovery Museum

One great thing about home school... field trips!
Here we are at a fun kids museum.
There are tons of hands-on things to do.
Here Silas learns about a cash register.  I doubt he'll need that skill.  We won't likely have them after a few more years.

Construction is always a good skill to have.

Building... Here we tried to build an aeroplane.

I won't fly, but it is still fun.

There is a great ship where Silas can load and unload cargo.
I think he is looking for icebergs.

Mum ans Silas doing their Titanic impersonation.