Herbs and spices! Following on from our Greek food day yesterday we learnt how The Ancient Greeks traded with spices and how they not only seasoned their food with home-grown herbs and spices but also imported aromatic ones from the Far East.
The children began by smelling spices I had put in Petri dishes (thanks Emma!) using the original jars to identify them..
They then spent the ENTIRE morning bartering for spices. It turned into a proper market with loud demands, refusals, agreements, price increases and much hilarity. At one point Panda Girl appeared to have most of the spices in exchange for cinnamon which The Boy was almost hysterical about owning.
Ballet Girl gave each spice a Greek label.
Having spent WEEKS indoors with poorly children we finally ALL managed to be well at the same time. In celebration we went for a chilly lunchtime walk - and nobody coughed!
In the afternoon The Boy finished his reading book.
Ballet Girl worked on her Science.
Monkey Girl got creative with seating arrangements to study geography.
The Boy did some lovely Spanish work.
And took his first look into the world of tens and units.