Monday, 7 April 2008

PJ Day ...

Ok it was a lazy PJ day today. But when the postman gave me a funny look (when he delivered a parcel - guess what books!) as if to say it's nearly lunchtime, we got going. Well we got dressed. I looked at my new books, Issy played on the computer and Hettie watched Animal Planet.

Books were great because they are for Hettie's Waldorf Grade 4 and I really love our Waldorf curriculum, and I need them to plan her work. I got Roy Wilkinson's The Human Being and The Animal World, and The Norse Stories and Their Significance, and Eric Fairmans Path of Discovery Grade 4, all from Bob and Nancy's. I think I'm beginning to get my head around her Man and Animal block now, which is a bit daunting when you first look at it.

I printed out their Nature Detectives weekly challenge which is all about ladybirds and they settled down to it. I sorted the washing & done some ironing.

I've put an order in with Sonlight, but decided against buying a Core for Issy for the time being. So I ordered some Readers, Read Alouds, Singapore maths, Time Line books and another markable map. I've got 8 weeks of Issy's curriculum completed now and am ploughing on.

So far we have Issy:
6 week block on Animal Fables and Legends
6 week block on Saints and Hero's
Individual readers

Hettie:
6 week block on Man and Animal
6 week block on Norse Myths
Individual readers

Both together:
Daily verse/poem/tongue twisters
Singapore Maths
Grammar and Spelling using Galore Park Junior English Book 1 and Grammar Ace
History for both using Galore Park History Book 1 and HE Marshall Our Island Story
Read Alouds for both
Art/Craft/Cooking for both
Science/Nature Study for both

Hettie has an option to miss the history bit if she wants, because she's doing fine with Waldorf and its not part of her curriculum. I think she'll probably listen in & skip activities!! Sounds good in theory LOL.

The weather remains what can only be described as bizarre, snowing and freezing this morning, sun shining and roasting by 3pm. I went to work this afternoon which meant we missed our local HE trip to the theatre for a back stage tour, but we've friends coming for the day tomorrow or next day, so that will make up for it!

9 comments:

Dawn said...

It sounds like you deserved a pj day after all the organizing and planning you've been doing lately.

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

You have been working hard!
Can I recommend the 'coast' series from the beeb? We got ours from amazon and its been so useful! Mine have learned loads about the UK from it

Tammy said...

What a great plan!

I sure do love that Nature Detectives site. Thanks so much for giving us all the link to it. :)

Poppy & Mei said...

Poop on that postman, I love your days!
Wishing you a Spring with out snow...Xxx

Linda @ The Briar Patch said...

You are so organised! I need to be doing this again...

WRT the weather, we are much the same down in the westcountry. Very strange isn't it.

Lxx

Lisa said...

Thanks all for your comments.

Jenny - I'll check that out thanks!

Mrs. Darling said...

Looks like you're on the right track. I need to do a pj day around here but nobody gets anything done in their pj's. I guess maybe thats the point of it . Hu? :)

Carol said...

Nothing wrong with pyjama days - everyone needs one occasionally.
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