We moved onto our measurement work and looked at measuring larger areas. Hettie remembered Pa Ingalls measuring his house in strides and we measured feet and strides, and she correctly estimated a yard to be 3 feet. I told her yet another King Henry story. So we measured our strides and the length from our noses to our thumbs, and learnt about a standard yard. Personally I find all the measuring a bit tedious and quite hard to liven up but she seems to be enjoying it.
Hettie wanted to make a beeswax nest for the nature table and we decided it would be a good idea to put eggs in until we see some baby birds about. She has plans for a 'mummy' bird as well.
Sorry the pics a bit blurry. I reminded Hettie the piano teacher will be back on Thursday and she promptly practised for half an hour. She's really quite good considering its only been 2 lessons, so I hope she'll keep it up. I have found out she prefers to practice on her own - without mum looking over her shoulder.
Issy managed to walk from her classroom down the corridor to the hall to Brownies today therefore allowing me to just drop Hettie at the back gate and drive away. It took a fair bit of persuading this morning, but with a combination of support from a stand in teacher, lady in the school office and Brown Owl meant she managed. So I popped to work for an hour or so before picking the girls up. Very luckily a friend donated some Brownie uniform for Issy. So I only need to buy trousers.
We had a letter from school about SATs tests today, asking that we don't take holidays etc etc and could we ensure children are asleep by 7 o'clock, in Issys case I presume they mean 7 in the morning!