Am just loving how motivated my kids are at the moment 🙂 Getting Fran to work is virtually simple-pimple and she appears to be really something out of being able to apply herself. So first of all she did a unit on Penguins and finished that off, then she finished reading Matilda. Hurrah! Planning on her blogging a book review for that.
Maddy did endless Studydog and then a load of EC and then they joined in with some complex game that the little two were playing. I made popcorn for lunch, in the absense of any food of noteworthy consequence and the children feated on bread and butter and played at being hard done by Matildas and Wolves of Willoughy Chasers.
Fairly late on, i sat and read the second half of the chapter on the Rise of Islam together which ended with a list of the 5 Pillars. So we discussed those and tried to relate them to Christian “ways of life” and also to people and children we knew. So we covered Hajj and pilgrimage and footage we’ve seen recently on television, prayer and how it relates to people (and specifically children) we know and Ramadam and what it means (Fran thought she probably wouldn’t be able to do this!) We talked about the moving nature of the event, due to lunar calendars and the implications of not drinking water through hot, long summer days. So covered that from a few angles.
In the midst of that my FIl arrived to find me lecturing the kids on Islam while draped in a scarf i had hastily grabbed to try and “modest” the naked Josie who had hauled out one of my breasts for a “SOTW feed”. Hmph. I think he did wonder what on earth was going on, so i did find myself stressing the “this is what our friends do” thing and talking about Christian tithes/comparisons a bit more so he didn’t wonder if we were about to covert 😆 However, it was probably good to do so for the girls and he learned stuff too, so he told me!
Got the girls to do a cuple of the mapwork bits from the Activity book and now can come back to it another day.