I am so far behind on educational record keeping it isn’t true. I’ve got at least several nice days to write up, so you’ll just have to take it as read that in between times, they’ve also been doing ordinary stuff, Mathletics etc etc. Music lessons have happened, trampolining been done, ballet exams got through, (Ams got 83, Commended, for her Freestyle Solo Award), gardening has occurred, pets been loved, crafts been crafted, and a fair multitude of books been read.
And then as well, we’ve had some lovely days. Such as our HistoryEtc Greeks day. Annoyingly, no one else has fully blogged it yet, so I can’t link and run – I’m going to have to do it properly
I really like the format of these days; each of us brings something and this week, for a bit of fun, they all got dressed up in things something like these but I’m sure HH said something different. Either way, my lot wafted around in not very geometrically or historically correct versions, but no doubt what they’ll actually remember is the Greeks wore simple clothing, often bright, that was rectangles pinned together at the top and belted. Which is fine. Either that or “mummy, you know the Greeks who wore old smelly parachutes with fimo badges on them….” will haunt me for years to come!
There were word searches and so on to do and then the colouring in of various Greeks and Gods from the ever amazing Activity Village. These were then turned into Pediments a la Zoe (temple tops for the uninitiated) and I’m annoyed because I forgot to use my Qi info that Greeks didn’t have arches!
Yes that really is the state of my carpet. If I was any sort of Mummy Blogger, I’d have wangled a sponsored laminate floor by now!!!
Jax showed off her costume making skills with the Greek peg dolls, although I did also see her wafting about in Tudor costume at one point 😆
HH also did Spanakopita with them all (respect 🙂 )
My contribution was a free session of Fimo play based on the 12 Labours of Hercules. They didn’t need too much help and with a bit of prodding (and a late entry from me and Michelle!) we managed to get all the 12 done 🙂
There were also snacks of Greek Almond Shortbread Cookies – as a by product of this we discovered Amelie is no longer allergic to almonds! – olives, pita, houmous and figs.
It was a fab day. Thanks all.