Time doesn’t stop still, even though we rewound it to go to Kentwell! coming back both dh and i had lurgies [ho different] from which we are still recovering [too much rain, dampness and smoke doesn't help] so the beginning of the week the kids got to stay in bed late, lego/read as they wished
weds was our wednesday meet. depleted somewhat as em also suffering from post-Kentwell lurgy, and Merry left early. we planned crafts in the morning, and science in the afternoon, so when we set out we started with a make your own rubbing pic – the girls built up a picture from cardboard on a base sheet and then rubbed over the top. following on from that we did a felt craft of a naive style pic – eminently suited to felting
BB didn’t fancy felting – she is not a sewing fan currently, so read me very nicely and easily a level 5 songbirds book. SHe is really ‘getting’ reading now, and I can feel the steady increase in pace of learning, which is fab as she has always loved books.
After a bit of craziness for lunch and a visit to the park, we did science as one group [as only 4] which talked about conservation of energy and transferring energy between types. They all got this, and happily set too designing their own experiments to show different types of energy being used and conservation… it all involved fire
The in a non raining moment they went out [well, also except S who was sewing madly being caught by the muse ] and helped each other turn those designs into reality with much laughter and enjoyment.
We have now finished the physics real science for kids, so i will sit and think what to do next, whether the biol, or move onto something that is more mix and match. [parents, let me know preference!]
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so we had a lovely time, the girls then did some french, played just dance on the wii, ate pizza and we returned for judo. Thurs was multisports in the day with the local home ed group and then a judo comp – BB decided not to – and SB won gold medal for her class woohoo SB the second good piece of news, as we had heard she had passed her grade 3 clarinet. Fri should have been arts award, but DH car broken what with mine having MOT and service on weds, and the family car needing a fix it has been a v expensive car week and the fridge is broken
This week I have been in alot at work, so not enjoyed as much of the girls company as i would like, so we did remedial crafting today [tho i had hoped to make bath bombs and soap balls we did tile painting at their request]
Also played board games together and had snuggling moments
Also this week I took an especial time out to remember the joy and blessing of having had my lovely sister Vivien, the family members that have left us, and those that remain to us. My parents have returned from hols to Canada – great and in a fortnight my nephew and niece come to visit. Blessings indeed.