Still no photos
Sorry – whole blog is pictureless now – will try and do something tomorrow!
Anyway, this is just a short one but i just wanted to write up one of those real “home ed” moments – one of the ones that really makes me feel i CAN do this. Its not that they are infrequent but this one falls outside what i might imagine i could naturally teach someone, so its a good illustration of just how great HE is for all of us.
Pud has had an interest in “healthy food” recently and from conversations we have had has actually changed her own eating habits a bit – started eating tuna sandwiches not chocolate, more fruit, trying pasta more often and with different sauces etc. Parlty this came from the fact that Henry VIII and the Tudors really didn’t eat fruit or veg and lived mostly on meat and bread and that this had an effect on his health and lifespan.
Well, the other day we chatted quite a bit in the car about this and also about food groups – fruit and veg, how bread, pasta, potatoes etc had the kind of energy that kept you going longer, how sweets and chocolates gave you short energy bursts but were not so good for your body, about protein in meat and how it was important to have some of everything but not too much of one thing. It was a fairly casual conversation and she asked a lot of questions and so we actually got as far as fat cells, water content in bodies, calcium etc – but it all took place in the car, rather than any sort of contrived lessony environment, as i COULD have done at home i suppose, or would have happened in school.
Anyway, it was pleasant and was good in its own right but what was really quite pleasing was the next morning, as i woke up, i heard her discoursing most ably to her daddy about everything we had discussed. And she was very clear about it all, rather than just repeating stuff she had “learned”. And when we went skating a bit later, as she chose her post skating sweetie she said “Its a good idea not to have sweeties TOO often isn’t it, to be healthy!”
We’ve been looking at photos of food on Clipart.com since and deciding what food groups different things are in.