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I'm married to Tim (delivery driver and gorgeous musician), have 2 daughters, live on the south coast of the UK and have 1 aging cat (Hemmingway or Hemmy for short). I love reading, yoga, crafts, baking, daft old comedies, music and teaching.

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

First day back!

What a lovely, gentle start to the new school year we had :)

April first - she did her MEP maths and then we moved onto a lesson that I got from PBS about herbivores. She watched a short video about comparing dinosaur herbivores with modern day herbivores (she liked that very much!) and then she had to think about her favourite plants that she likes to eat. Then we made a poster showing the 3 categories - dinos, modern animals and plants she likes. She sorted the pictures I'd got from Word and glued them on her poster.


After that, we moved onto language arts - she's doing a study of Madeline and we're making a lapbook. She started today by first decorating the cover (a colouring page that she collaged with tissue paper) and then we looked up France on a map and she coloured it in on an outline map.




Now Rosie :) Again, she did her MEP maths (logic puzzles) and then a simple physics experiment to make an indoor rainbow (which I totally failed to get any pictures of!). Then she started on her lapbook - she's doing Operation English Grammar which we got from Hands of a Child. First she made the cover and did it to look like a sort of spy-gadget briefcase - very clever!


Then she did the first "mission" which was to find different types of nouns in a paragraph of one of her favourite books (she, naturally, chose a Harry Potter one!) She then filled in a chart which we put in the lapbook.



That was about it for this first day - the kids went off and did their own thing while I finished up making some crabapple and cinnamon jelly!

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Categories: Cultural, Language Arts, Maths


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