Amelie went to nursery today without a backwards glance and came out beaming and happy. I shall be checking her wee later for stress hormones.
Otherwise, its been a peaceful day, mostly. Downstairs is a tip but i’m ignoring it, though i will have to do some beads later so i don’t get too behind again. Girls sorted their room out, after rather a lot of nagging and we read a bit more of Narnia, having left Aslan dead on the table last night. They were anxious to know what was going to happen which is good i suppose, means they’ve engaged with the story anyway.
Fran sets her watch by Class TV now and enjoyed the history and geography again. Geography was on mountains, the avalanches being a particular intrigue and the history on saxons again, which also seemed to be pleasing her. I was flitting about so didn’t see it all.
This afternoon Maddy has done subtraction pages, then spent ages with her model pyramid, playing some convoluted game where the model gods were each other’s godmothers 😆
Fran and i spent some time of some data charts i printed off the subscription bit of edhelper. She seemed happy enough on those and was drawing bar charts happily (using a ruler too, a skill that had so far passed her by!) and then we used squared paper and a plate of beads to make her own – she had fun with that, counting her data and plotting it and we explored using different side values to make a smaller graph which actually gave the same info. All good fun.
Bit of ExTC (lol, now i realise how that reads!) and some number word practise later, she read a book on the history of chocolate and then we looked at “who were the first people?” together. its an internet linked version and it was great to be able to snuggle up on the sofa, but with laptop beside us and refer to the pages it linked to. She tried out a skeleton reconstruction, we looked at brains, a preserved ice age man and a walk thru of a cave with cave dwellings. The book is considerably pre what we are actually looking at at the moment, but good background nonetheless and to be honest, not a lot seemd to change in 400,000 years anyway!
They are watching First Fun with Spanish atm, then its off to dancing. More expense!!!! Fran needs new tap shoes – argh….