Friday, 4 January 2008

Today the children went to a friend's Birthday party. Elodie and Lucia had princess face painting done which threw me a little as they looked too grown up - but they had a lovely time and wore themselves out.

Food time :)

Thursday, 3 January 2008

This morning the girls made ice skates with card and paper-clips as a little activity to start the day.

Ice-skates :)

Snow was forecast today so Elodie and Lucia each covered a pinecone in peanut butter and sunflower seeds to hang out for the garden birds. It snowed tiny snowflakes all day but they didn't settle.

Ready for the birds.

Drawing birds looking for food in the winter. The girls each chose a bird from our British Countryside book, drew the bird in pencil and used feathers and googly eyes to finish.

Making playdough:
4 tbsp flour
2 tbsp salt
drop of oil
2 tbsp water
food colouring

Lucia made pink playdough and Elodie made blue.

We had a cooooold walk today - it tried to snow but couldn't quite manage it.

Watching the horses being taken to their stables.

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

All day long I have had that awful song stuck in my head "back to life, back to reality". It really was back to work today... up early before the little ones after last night's preparations and full speed ahead. The girls were pleased to start again: Elodie asked me the other day when we were going to do some more work. I think we were all ready to get back into routine.
Elodie worked hard on some wintery themed addition and subtraction worksheets.

Elodie, with a little help, completed a winter wordsearch - she found the word 'frost' backwards before I did!

Lucia sorting colours and shapes.

Elodie and Lucia were delighted this morning when they realised they had both coloured in the ice skaters' boots and skirts the same colour. They finished the pictures working together to make "twins". They were full of giggles when they showed me :)

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. ~Benjamin Franklin

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~John Burroughs

Our first walk of the year. Happy 2008 :)