They come home with a rabbit.
Meet Smarty, shortly to become under-the-thumb toyboy for Button. Of course i am utterly paranoid that there is a lurking flea somewhere so he is confined to sterile barracks till i get him to the vet on monday. Cute though. And its supposed to be me who does the impulse buying….
So today went better. I summoned up energy and enthusiasm for Saturday Science day. Couldn’t face the preparation involved in doing “Senses” so i went for healthy eating instead. More of a revision for Fran, who was quite into this a year ago but something new for the “can i have some sweets mum” Maddy. It went down really well actually; I read quite a bit out of the Red Pocket Science Book (wrong photo on Amzon) and maddy particularly really took it in. The book went into Vitamins and minerals a fair bit but once we got to doing more written stuff we stuck with food groups today. Actually they loved it, i was really pleased with how much they got into it. I made up a little worksheet and a pdf of photos of foods that would appeal to both of them and they sat and worked away.
We’ve got more to do tomorrow but so far, this is a taste of what we have achieved together.
Fran’s writing about Protein (she dictated, i wrote, then she copied into the book)
Maddy copying food words – lots of these letters she hasn’t been taught, she just did it!
All this was surprisingly popular really, especially Maddy. Its funny really, Fran came alive just as she hit 5 and Maddy is doing the same. Is it the child, or is it my feeling i should be “doing something” that provokes it? No idea. Certainly Egypt is proving very fascinating to her, a definite “Henry” but she is just asking so many questions and is suddenly so ready to try things. But today, her face just seemed to light up at being asked to do something alongside Fran. Fran did well too and could read a lot of the book we were using.
Alongside all this, a lot of playing went on. Particularly lego.
Fran’s flat roofed house provided lots of conversation about Egypt and a lovely Nativity book we read at Xmas and then went on to a long conversation about “what would we do without rain” which tied in nicely with the famine bits in the Red book. Tonight we’ve carried on with reading the Ark and started a Robin Hood book too. Mum lives near Nottingham so a day trip to the Tales of Robin Hood might happen sometime soon.
And now they are upstairs playing with the Nature Trails Pooh Bear stuff. Its only been sat there two years….
Oh yeah – Fran has developed a lisp overnight, i’ve no idea if its deliberate or real and its driving me mental – she is lisping on almost every word. And Ammi has become unintelligible – even Max said he understands less than he used to. Most communications come through a wailing, shrieking yell. Frankly, Josie makes more sense.