So, my new tactic for getting the kids to knuckle down is the promise of something nice after a couple of hours graft doing the things that, as far as they are concerned, are just unnecessary in life! Things such as math and English. Yeah, those really non essential skills that we never use on a day to day basis. Fortunately for me this bit of sunshine can include: science, art, crafts, nature walks, baking etc; basically, anything except Math and English.
Bearing this in mind this morning kicked off with some word games that Sprite made a while back. The 'clue cards' have descriptions of words that the children can either shout, spell or act out once they know what it is. The alphabet cards are used for spelling and the pink cards are from the Jolly Phonics books and are basically spelling/matching games.
We then moved on to making sentences using the DK Silly Sentences game; after making their sentences - which were very, very silly - they had to write them in their books and draw a picture to match. Sprite didn't quite understand the list of several instructions that I gave [it's a dyslexic thing] so made some mistakes. I really must remember to give him one or two instructions at a time. They then went on to do their maths on Maths Whizz.
|This is Crush's journal page that is based around the pictures they took for the|
library's Homeschool Group
|This is Daisy's journal page. She is so creative and has firm ideas about what|
she wants to do. I just love the photo of the doorway.
|This is Sprites journal about Spring; obviously! He does his pages all by himself |
with no input from me. He has used several techniques on the background page
and the flowers are made from old jam tart trays.
|We then painted some nice large stones that we found whilst digging up the|
Lego has picked up his Word War 2 project again and completed another two parts to the project.
And last but not least; I found this science kit in the charity shop for £1.50 and thought that it might be nice for the little ones to have a go at. The box was taped up so when I got home and opened it up I was surprised to see that the kit was completely intact with all the contents still sealed. So, as it would be neglectful to let such a blessing go by unused, we will start working through the booklet of experiments at some point this week God willing.
Phew, it's now midnight and I am hoping that I can keep the up the pace...goodnight xXx