A Bit Of Everything

Home Education
We have a Home Education review coming up. I was stressing a bit about filling out the paperwork – paperwork is not my favourite thing. So I rang the Home Ed office and they said I can fill out the paperwork with the review officer when they come for the interview, that was a load off my mind!

I’ve been looking for online collaborative learning projects my daughter can get involved in but I haven’t been able to find any. I don’t know if I just haven’t been able to find any or they just aren’t there. In the open source software world just about everything is online and collaborative, I’d love for her to be able to get involved in a project. She designed and created her own CD which has open source and shareware software on it for Windows. She called it the Helping & Learning CD. It has educational, games and production software on it. She’s going to sell (for cost of cd) it to other home ed-ers, family and friends in our area. For a 12 year old I think she’s done well.

My Garden
I got two chooks so I’ve got chook poo for the garden and they’ve started laying already so fresh eggs too. Last year I made a no dig garden bed out of old boxes squashed flat and hay bales as the sides and filled it up with potting mix. Last year we grew cherry tomatoes and the birds ate the parsley. Now we’ve got broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, beans and some flowers. We’ve got strawberry plants in a tub and will be getting some more soon. I also want to plant herbs in tubs too. I will be gradually making more no dig garden beds as I have time and the inclination. Will post some photos some time 🙂

Mum & Crafts
My Mum is coming for a visit today so we will be doing craft, talking and eating! Mmmm cauliflower soup. I can’t wait til I’m using my home grown caulis!!!!!

We will also talk tech as Mum is a retired computer tech! It’s in the family, my sister is an excellent tech and teacher too.

Music
I play the flute and tin whistle and sing. I love to improvise on the flute and tin whistle! I play at my church as well as at home I’ll just pick up either instrument and play, sometimes while I’m waiting for something to print or reboot 🙂

Newbie And Not So Newbie
No more tech sagas at the moment 🙂 tho they will come again.

These came from a recent discussion on LinuxChix of good Linux books for beginners-
http://www.linuxchix.org/content/recommends/books/beginner_list
Carla Schroder’s Linux Cookbook

This was a good idea posted to the list too-
You might also consider a subscription to O’Reilly’s Safari Online, http://safari.oreilly.com/. For $19.99/mo you get online access to 10 books; there are other subscription
levels as well. You get all kinds of publishers, not just O’Reilly, and there
is a 14-day free trial.

And a useful website – linuxcommand.org

I’ve also come across – Dr Bob’s Low Fat Linux for newbie help

I’m thinking of making a website with my teaching materials, newbie help links, tips etc. I’m not sure whether to keep it as my own personal site or put it with the Teen Challenge site….

I’d better go back and put in the html for all these links. bye bye…………

2 Comments

  1. kate

    Hi Kylie,

    I’d love to see some pics of your no-dig garden. I’m looking to do one in my yard, it would be good to see how it looks. Chooks are great, too!

    Cheers,
    Kate

  2. Anonymous

    thanks for all your comments you gave i love you mum and im starving and i just realised i left my red and blue jacket at mellissa’s

    from jessica

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