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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Jumping on hay.

The reasoning of a six-year-old never ceases to amuse me. I was in the bath earlier and heard Roo going down the stairs. "Ooh, something soft to land on" she says. A split second later I hear a pop and "whoops!" It was only a big bag of hay we'd just bought from the garden centre for the piggies!! ROFL :o) Actually RIBL (roll in bath laughing, which is what I was doing.)

Seem to have done loads today and yesterday so forgive the bullet points:

  • Trained dog not to eat new guinea pigs.
  • Been to taekwondo lesson.
  • Had my eyes prodded at opticians.
  • Been for a family walk in the dark last night.
  • Been beaten at cards repeatedly by a child :o(
  • Started a guinea pig project. Copied picture of a GP and labelled the various parts. Created a GP wordsearch for Roo to do using puzzle maker
  • Done some subtraction practice.
  • Two more pages of the money skills book about various ways of making up 20p.
  • Talked about coins. Looked at the pictures on each coin. Waxed lyrical about the first time I ever saw a pound coin (when my Stepdad brought some home in his wage packet.) Also discussed how 5p, 10p and 50p have recently been made smaller and how £2 coins have only recently come into being.
  • Roo and Daddy sat at the table and did some acrylic and water-colour paintings.
  • Weighed Willow (nick-named "Hair do") and Toby using the kitchen scales for guinea pig project. Made a chart so that Roo can update their weight gain over the next six weeks.
  • Updated scrapbook diary about getting Toby and finishing the reading voyage.
  • Roo did a volume experiment at the kitchen sink under her own steam, seeing how many small containers of water would fit into a big one.
  • Did some worksheets (maze, odd-one-out, codes.)
  • Made up our own code after doing the last worksheet.
  • Did 24 (!!) pages of a reading skills workbook.
  • Danced around the room to some LOUD music.
  • Emily came to play for the afternoon.
  • Used Roo's new felt-tips and gel pens to make some joint pictures.
  • I made a start on reading Kris's blog from the beginning!

Phew! Also managed to do a bit of my Aromatherapy work whilst Colin and Roo were doing the painting earlier.

3 Comments:

Blogger Kris said...

Blimey - I'm honored! :) Not sure there's all that much of interest in there though... now if you were to slide on over to Muddy Musings, that would be a whole 'nother story. lol

Which worksheets are you using?

2:49 PM  
Blogger Hazel said...

The ones she did yesterday were just ones she got free with the reading voyage but there are loads of good, free ones at http://www.abcteach.com/
http://www.dltk-kids.com/
http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/
etc, etc, etc!

2:28 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Thanks Hazel! :) Seeing as how our LEA are being PITAs again, I was wondering about printing off a raft of worksheets and sending then in.

Or not. ;)

2:03 PM  

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