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Wednesday, 19 December 2007



I saw this on the landing this evening and I had to take a picture!


We have an Italian girl coming to stay for Christmas so I have been busy sorting out mattresses and blankets etc. I took this picture of the girls in their own little world from the top bunk in the girls' bedroom while they were waiting for their bedtime story - Elodie was creating and reading the most beautiful story from the book. It was great to listen to and sweet to watch.

I found most of these workbooks on 'Enchanted Learning'. The girls have been working their way through them over the past few weeks.


Ballet Girl drew this beautiful picture today :)

Tuesday, 18 December 2007



Elodie has been spending every spare minute at her desk writing cards and wrapping them as presents to be opened on Christmas Day. She has worked so hard and even attaches little name tags on string.

A pile of presents made and wrapped by my Elodie :)


The girls' Christmas books. 'This is the Star' by Joyce Dunbar and Gary Blythe is my absolute favourite.


Elodie has recently been spending her fresh-air breaks deadheading the Hebe. She finally finished today, with a little help from Dom :)


Today the girls made ginger biscuits for their gymnastics teachers. We wrapped them in foil and put them in the stockings Elodie sewed last week.

Monday, 17 December 2007


At the beginning of Advent my girls entered a competition at the library, decorating a Christmas tree which was printed on a large A3 sheet of paper. There were 38 entrants altogether. Today I received a telephone call saying that Lucia had won! She was so chuffed. Elodie was very diappointed. She had worked particularly hard on her picture and was very excited when she handed it in. But it is a good experience for her and after cuddles she agreed that she is very proud of Lucia and that she will try again next time.

I printed out a lovely Nativity Scene for the girls to paint from website I can't remember the name of. We left it to dry and cut it out to make a 3d set...
Lucia informed me this morning that "Elodie is a Christmas Snow White and I am a cow from away in the manger."


Helping Mummy stick it all together.

All glued together and displayed on the mantlepiece :)


The Holy Family.


The mobile we made last week. I attached a Star to it and hung it above our Nativity Scene.

The girls making Christmas puddings out of card, sticky things, glue, ribbon and and googley eyes, after which we stuck magnets on the back and put them on the radiator.


Christmas pudding magnets. Dom's one has all the eyes - her favourite thing to stick. Lucia made the reindeer - she was very proud :)


My amazing husband, along with a million other fantastic things he can do, is great at origami. Here is a spider he made for the girls this week-end :)

Sunday, 16 December 2007

THE 14 DAYS OF HOMESCHOOL
(Sing this to the tune of "THE 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS")

On the first day of home school my neighbor said to me, "Can you home school legally?"

On the second day of home school my neighbor said to me, "Are they socialized, can you home school legally?"

On the third day of home school my neighbor said to me, "Do you give them tests, are they socialized, can you home school legally?"

On the fourth day of home school my neighbor said to me, "What about P.E., do you give them tests, are they socialized, can you home school legally?"

On the fifth day of home school my neighbor said to me, "YOU ARE SO STRANGE! What about P.E., do you give them tests, are they socialized, can you home school legally?"

On the sixth day of home school my neighbor said to me, "How long will you home school, YOU ARE S0 STRANGE, what about P.E., do you give them tests, are they socialized, can you home school legally?"

On the seventh day of home school my neighbor said to me, "Look at what they're missing, how long will you home school, YOU ARE SO STRANGE!, what about P.E., do you give them tests, are they socialized, do you home school legally?"

On the eighth day of home school my neighbor said to me, "Why do you do this, look at what they're missing, how long will you home school, YOU ARE SO STRANGE, what about P.E. do you give them tests, are they socialized, do you home school legally?"

On the ninth day of home school my neighbor said to me, "They'll miss the prom, why do you do this, look at what they're missing, how long will you home school, YOU ARE SO STRANGE!, what about P.E., do you give them tests, are they socialized, do you home school legally?"

On the tenth day of home school my neighbor said to me, "What about graduation, they'll miss the prom, why do you do this, look at what they're missing, how long will you home school, YOU ARE SO STRANGE!, what about P.E., do you give them tests, are they socialized, can you home school legally?"

On the eleventh day of home school my neighbor said to me, "I could never do that, what about graduation, they'll miss the prom, why do you do this, look at what they're missing, how long will you homeschool, YOU ARE SO STRANGE, what about P.E. do you give them tests, are they socialized, can you homeschool legally?"

On the twelfth day of homeschool my neighbor said to me, "Can they go to college, I could never do that, what about graduation, they'll miss the prom, why do you do this, look at what they're missing, how long will you homeschool, YOU ARE SO STRANGE, What about P.E., do you give them tests, are they socialized, can you homeschool legally?"

On the thirteenth day of homeschool I thoughtfully replied: "They can go to college, yes you can do this, they can have graduation, we don't like the prom, we do it cuz we like it, they are missing nothing, we'll homeschool forever, WE ARE NOT STRANGE!, We give them P.E., and we give them tests, they are socialized, AND WE HOMESCHOOL LEGALLY!

On the fourteenth day of homeschool my neighbor said to me, "How can I get Started, why didn't you tell me, where do I buy curriculum, when is the next conference, WILL PEOPLE THINK WE'RE STRANGE? I think we can do this, if you will help us, can we join P.E. and we'll home school legally."