More stuff to do with Growing
I had a deeply fuzzy start to the day, mainly due to a huge hormonal crying burst last night – at least i KNOW its just hormones and i daresay its linked to the MASSIVE requirement for dolly mixtures, chocolate and cherry bakewells over the weekend! So we had a fairly slow start.
After Moo went out (and horror of horrors i really think Ammi is outgrowing her nap!!!!) Fran and i did some letter block work. We reinforced the -at, -am and -ot endings and then did some -ag ones too. This is going okay really – certainly the manipulative seems to be working nicely but overall i feel a bit frustrated with reading for Fran. Its fine “teaching” her – she gets everything we do together, its fine working on it and its not those things that bother/worry me – its that she just doesn’t care much for books and this is such an anethema to me that i find it hard to comprehend. We read in front of her, to her, with her – but she just doesn’t feel grabbed by the idea of it being a skill to have. I know i know i know it will come and i appreciate that the very nature of bouncy, high energy Fran makes it more likely she will come to reading later but oh i find it sad! I long for a Hannah or Poppy!!!! I guess it all comes down to leading a horse to water ad then waiting for it to drink. In the meantime we just pootle along at the skills side of it in a relaxed fashion.
Then we did some experiments. First we did the “watch food colouring go up the plant stem” one – a control (we discussed control experiments), a blue and a green (mainly because i only had green and know it works less well than blue or red but sometimes separates which is cool.)
We also started an Avocado seed (did you know avocados are classed as berries?) and had a look on this avocado site for bits and bobs. Said seed is now residing in a jar of warm water in the airing cupboard for 2 days. We used the Usborne Starting Gardening book which has LOTS of stuff to do so i am very glad we have it. I’m gonig to make it a definite starting book for my “shop.” I’ve found a load of links which i shall try to sort out later.
Cress is now mostly sprouted.
We also got the potatos started which i have put on the garden blog.
Took Peter off to the vets only to discover he had removed said tooth on his own! *rolls eyes* Have booked him in to be “done” next week too so then they can be together.