So today we started with learning a poem. I chose The Owl by Alfred Tennyson for the first one and we marched about the lounge in time to reciting the poem. It leant itself well to some actions as well, despite my initial thoughts that it might be too 'difficult' for Hettie to learn. We followed up with ball throwing and catching practising the two times tables. Then it was onto our buildings and shelters main lesson and we looked at desert dwellings. This led to a lot of looking at deserts on world maps and in atlases. I've also taken some Grade 3 ideas from Eugene Schwartz Elements of Grade 3 which has been really helpful.
After lunch we watered the new lawn - got to take care of it now! Then off to the shops to get some material for our nature table before Brownies this evening. We had some good news in that Issy can start Brownies next week which is a lot earlier than we expected.
I've spent the evening sorting out lapbooks for our local group for tomorrow and so now I'm going to sort out everything ready to take, and then sit back with a glass of chilled white wine!