I can’t believe I’ve already posted twice this week, it seems like ages ago now! Here’s what we’ve been up to since.
We had a go at this hammered leaf print activity. Unfortunately it didn’t work very well, we had picked the leaves a couple of days before so perhaps they were not fresh enough. The children loved all the banging regardless!
Tabitha made a spider’s web by making holes in a conker, adding wooden kebab skewers and then weaving around them with yarn.
We watched the BBC’s Ten Pieces film which is on iPlayer at the moment. I’ve really been looking forward to it as I love classical music. I keep meaning to arrange a children’s concert in our town as it annoys me that young children are generally not welcome in concerts. Maybe one day I’ll actually get round to it!
Aaron and I played chess together for the first time in a while. He remembered how all the pieces move, so now we both need to learn some tactics as I have no idea what forks, pins or skewers are!
We played pairs with our new My First UK Money Snap (affiliate link). I really like the snap cards from Green Board Games as they require you to match equivalent rather than identical pairs.
Aaron and I have agreed that we will do his daily reading from Minecraft books instead of early readers. The language is much more advanced but I was pleasantly surprised at how many words he was able to read and recognise.
Our new art space even tempted him into doing some painting!
Decluttering is going slowly but surely. I moved some shelves downstairs to the dining room to use for all our English and maths resources, and finally got around to selling on a lot of Montessori materials that the children have grown out of. I am getting much better at letting go of things.
Today was Colin’s graduation. His mum and I had tickets to attend the ceremony inside the church and the buffet lunch afterwards, so my dad looked after the children.
His other mum and sisters watched him parading through the high street!
This afternoon Aaron and Tabitha’s new baby cousin came to visit. They were here for about an hour and a half and Aaron was glued to his side the entire time, it was so sweet.