Sea Memory Game. The girls loved this. Panda Girl had no idea what we were doing but she shut her eyes anyway, then studied the tray very carefully, squealing 'turtle!!' etc when her big sisters did.
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
Science experiment: How Sand is Made:
The girls put sugar cubes, representing rocks and cliffs in a pot of water (the sea). They shook it pretending they were big waves. We let the water settle and discussed that over hundreds of years the rocks break down and make sand. They really enjoyed this and Panda Girl had a fine time counting sugar cubes "toooo, fwee, five, fwee toooo!"
Tuesday, 19 February 2008
Work-time today. Panda Girl wanted to sit next to Ballet Girl and mid work gave her long happy hug.
Today, amongst other things, the girls did some good work in their activity books, listened to a Bob the Builder Story CD, and had an hour of gymnastics lessons. Ballet Girl is teaching herself to do a walk over from the bridge position and her teacher recommended today that we stretch her shoulders back a little to help her.
We took the dog for a good run on the fields and the girls had great fun rolling down the hill as fast as they could - lots of giggles.
In the girls' Ship's Log Books today they travelled from Mexico, through the Panama Canal, West to China across the Pacific. They saw a shoal of fish, went fishing and "swam with mermaids".
They also stencilled some sea animal and named their favourite. Ballet Girl is working hard on her joined up handwriting in her log book.
Monday, 18 February 2008
Bright and early this morning the girls spent 2 hours in a nearby gymnastics centre, walking on the beam, trampolining, climbing through tunnels, racing, bouncing about and generally 'legging it around' - so to speak.
After lunch the girls listened to Paddington Bear on CD, read by Stephen Fry, followed by some really good maths work in their Sea and Ocean workbooks....
I made a treasure map as a surprise for the girls. I put it on their desks for them to find in the morning. They followed the map and found mini spice loaf cakes I had made for them hiding behind the sofa. They were delighted!
Later I showed Ballet Girl how to make a treasure map, tearing at the edges and using coffee to stain the paper for an old parchment effect. She drew a beautiful map on it and hid some blueberries in Monkey Girl's bed for her to find. Great fun!
Monkey Girl made one later and hid a bone at the park for the dog! :)