we started with the village lights display and mince pies out by the crossroads, and the brass band playing carols. all very festive. SB struggling to keep up with the gcse workload, and me feeling like the not-mother from tangled nagging and moaning at her. at least i really do love her! i just know how time just seems endless and then disappears when you are working for exams! both girls completed their secret santas – which i didn;t take pictures of . BB got terraria for her computer, and has been fixated playing that!
wednesday we did have a wed ed, and have moved on to chromosomes and genetics for science, so this time we extracted some of our own DNA and answered a few questions about its structure and how it works. Since biology is a common igcse for home ed kids to do, i have been slowly working my way through experiments around lots of the subjects at gcse level, using a variety of sources. the kids might even remember some of them if i am lucky , tho we have been doing this over a 3 year period on and off.
k did some work on a new artist- klimt – and did some tree of life designs. they all looked very beautiful. we missed em and music, tho played games instead.
multisports , clarinet and french on thurs and dh only made it to wild place on friday whilst sb caught up on classical civ work. sb also dyed her hair with a semi permanent blue. it looked really good! she has also had a fringe cut, and this really changes the shape of her face, and i have several times not quite realised it is her! cake making for christmas camp also happened.
saturday tho we went shopping into town . I had promised the girls a christmas shop, and am attempting to do high street and local sellers predominantly for xmas and avoid the big A due to tax avoidance and workers on zero hours contracts. we had a fab day got lots of shopping done, no fussing or whining, easy food options found and generally were very happy :). SB did buy herself something already bought on the xmas list – argh! and BB did buy herself another cuddley…
a great day, thankyou girls I think we could do this every year