Tuesday, 25 March 2008

A Quiet Day...

Probably because Issy was back at school LOL. Hettie was really keen this morning to do some work. So we had a look at some times tables - again! Still on 3's but we're getting there. Then we carried on with our measurements block which I'm hoping to get finished up this week. We looked at a mile:



We did laugh and say this was a very thin, tall Roman pacing out his mile! Then Hettie wanted to finish building a Knex car she had started and do some colouring (Scooby Doo, not very Waldorf!) I think we were just enjoying the quiet. We carried on reading On The Banks of Plum Creek which seems to be taking forever to finish, after lunch.

I spent the spare hours working on a curriculum for Isobel. I'm trying to mix Waldorf with worksheets and a Sonlight approach. I know sounds mad but it is coming together. I've ordered some readers and read alouds from Amazon and am going to get a few bits from Sonlight. I'm thinking that Hettie liked lots of worksheets when she first was home ed and it gradually wore off and it could go either way with Issy, so I don't want to spend lots of money until I'm pretty sure of how she is. Books don't count by the way when it comes to spending, you can never have too many books!

I took a leaf out of L's book and tried to cut down on internet hours today and even got some ironing done! Good plan to self limit internet time.

The girls had their Brownie fete tonight, a very small affair, but they had all worked hard to get stalls sorted out. I did buy about 8 books for 10p each, all on my read aloud list!

Oh and yesterday I spent cleaning through again post party and wiping lots of smears of chocolate off door frames etc and realising its not a good idea to leave a chocolate fountain 'til the morning to clean 'cos the chocolate is rock solid!!!

5 comments:

Dawn said...

I couldn't agree more about books not counting when it comes to spending ;)

Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

Love the sentiment about books! The kids remarked yesterday that our lounge is beginning to look like a library - not quite the look I was going for but better than some things I can think of...

Lxx

maymomvt (or Sarah) said...

The girls had a funny encounter yesterday. Lou is doing measurement in school. Hels is doing perimeter/radius/etc. Hels was explaining how to figure out the perimeter of a square and being just a little abstract..."say this is an inch, MoM." Lou, got all upset, held out her thumb and said, "No, Helen, this is about an inch." big fight.

Bridget said...

You wiped off the chocolate, in out house it would have been licked off, waste not, want not!!
Especially chocolate!

Melisa & Erik Nielsen said...

I think some of my favorite lessons are ones where we learn things like the mile and the origin of the inch, meter, etc. I just love grade 3! My son told me that it was his favorite so far too! lol. Your blog is great!

Many blessings.

Melisa