We had a good home school day today while dh went and played 'boats' with his friend, which involved moving his new boat to its mooring and probably lots of standing around chatting.
We started with multiplication tables warm up, throwing the ball and learning 2's. Not too successful, as I shouted 2x4 throwing the ball, the ball came back with the answer 75, but we'll work on it. Moving along to spelling, we continued on the long vowel sound A with a little more success. Obviously all this was interrupted by a continual need to check the woodlice and the beetle were still breathing.
We settled and finished our buildings and shelters work we had started earlier in the week, with excellent results. We built the igloo earlier in the week from modelling sand, available from Mindware.
Then finally we looked at our insects and looked them up on the chart, making notes about where we found them, etc, etc Then Hettie drew them in her nature main book, before releasing them back into the garden.
I had to go to work for a few hours and while I was out the girls had made us both an anniversary dinner - from modelling sand, complete with laid table. But the cake was beautiful.