Saturday, 3 November 2007
Thursday, 1 November 2007
"To be a saint is a wholly practical and realistic growth into our own truth. It is what we are meant to become, it is our deepest fulfillment, our own personal realization of what we have been potentially from birth." (Sister Wendy's Book of Saints, pg. 8)
Wednesday, 31 October 2007
Scotland window display.
Elodie and Lucia are so enthusiastic with their learning at the moment - it is very pleasing and encouraging. Things may change but for the moment all is well :)
They enjoyed this project - we looked at lots of Scottish images, watched some videos of Highland Games and also of Scottish dancing. Elodie learnt to sing along to a Gaelic song about porridge and Lucia learnt that the Loch Ness Monster can actually have a smiley face if you want it to. We used different media to create lots of pictures of traditional Scottish images, we made flapjacks, wore tartan kilts, and had great fun making funny looking pipe-cleaner skiers - see below.
Monday, 29 October 2007
Today all 3 girls spent a while using coloured sticky-back-plastic to create pictures of the Scottish Highlands - mountains, loch (Ness monster included), lots of grass and a real thistle.
Elodie and Lucia made pipe-cleaner and pom-pom skiers to go on our Ben Nevis snowy mountain top - they played for ages with them and even Cinderalla got involved.
I gave the girls a blue square and they had to cut it correctly and stick the pieces on to white card in order to make the St Andrew's flag.
Elodie learnt how to spell Scotland and she got 14/15 in her spelling test. Hooray! Lucia drew and drew and drew while Elodie sewed a cushion for her friend's birthday and both the girls made birthday cards.
I had a few errands to run in the car so the girls' listened to "Around the World with the Sticky Kids" which has a funny gaelic song about porridge. Elodie secretly sings along but refuses to sing it to show me :)