Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Day Two of Chores....

Well it hasn't worn of yet. Bedrooms have been tidied, playroom has been tidied, tables set, cleared and wiped, dishwasher emptied and oh boy what a difference. I taught Hettie to iron today. She got her clothes out of the tumble and folded them, and carried them up to either put away or iron. She ironed in more creases than she ironed out, but in the end we got there. I think she was quite chuffed with herself, but her arm was aching LOL!! Not sure they've both quite realised they've got more washing to do tomorrow before we go out to our friends for lunch.

Mrs D's blog made me laugh today, which was basically about doing housework and being unorganised. But although I thought she may have popped to our house like a fly on the wall I took some of her advice, i.e. get on with it! So we are tidied and fairly clean, washing is nearly at the bottom of the basket, sorry huge heap. Just the ironing to tackle now! I even did some of that today.

The girls painted, and cleared away after, and then they both helped make lunch. Hettie spent the afternoon building lego and Issy practiced her dance. I managed to get 6 weeks of Issy's curriculum completed.

I've based the language arts on Grade 2 Waldorf and for the first 6 weeks we're going to cover Aesops Fables, Lessings Fables, African Fables and some Beatrix Potter tales (not strictly Waldorf). The plan is that for this 6 week block Hettie will complete her Man & Animal work. I'm waiting for some books from Bob & Nancy's to arrive before I can plan this. I plan a shared block on Native Americans, and then Hettie will have a block on local geography & history. I'm deciding whether to let Issy join in here or do her own block. No doubt it'll come together eventually!

6 comments:

Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

"Just get on with it" sounds like darned good advice and certainly something that I should be doing, lol!

Well done for getting all that curriculum done, I'm very impressed (and quite envious of your organisation too, lol!)
lxx

Dawn said...

I had many intentions to work on curriculum planning for the next year during spring break and it's already the end of Tuesday and I haven't done anything! I'm inspired by you- now I need to "just get on with it." ;)

Mrs. Darling said...

Glad to see you're getting so much done! Sounds good. I think the problem for most of us in teaching our kids things is how very long it takes them to do it and then in the end we could have done it better! LOl But it pays off down the road.

Lisa said...

Good point Mrs D, watching H iron was painful!

Poppy & Mei said...

What good, tidy girls! Xxx

Bridget said...

Callum has just started to iron, because his sister does, so he wants to, the worse thing is acting pleased he's done it to surprise me, when I know at least half of it will have to go back!