Body books from the library
Cleaning teeth (sand and paintbrushes!)
Matching words and pictures.
Swimming and gymnastics lessons.
Learning about blood pressure and resting heart rates.
Snack time this morning was made a little more fun by...
...making vegetable skeletons!
The two eldest measured the lengths of the small and large intestines
The small intestine is 23 feet long!
We used a sandwich bag, bread and water to mimic the stomach and how it breaks down food with acid. It was a pretty revolting experiment and I don't think we are ever going to be able to look at sandwich bags the same way again!
The two littlies played some games on the internet about muscles and skeletons, teeth and eating and also about the cardiovascular system.
...and they all made models of the cardiovascular system and digestive system.
In our history we have arrived at Elizabeth I's reign. The kiddies drew some great pictures to add to our growing timeline.
In our Music History we learnt about Sergei Prokofiev and his composition for children, Peter and the Wolf. We watched an orchestra play the story and watched how the strings represented Peter, the clarinet represented the cat, the flute: the bird, Grandpa was the bassoon and the wolf was the big bass drum.
Then we created out own musical story while I read The Gruffalo. They kiddies loved it and we all made a terrible racket!
Grandad's Veggie Patch (sown in honour of my Dad who died unexpectedly last year) has provided us with spinach. The Boy picked some...
...so Mummy could make tuna, cheese and spinach panninis.
After Panda Girl's Tap and Modern Dancing lessons this evening, Mummy and Panda Girl took the mouse and hamster outside and gave their houses a good scrub. I'm ready for bed now!