We’ve had a busy old week. We’ve managed to fit in a family birthday celebration, a short camping holiday, a mini-olympics for E, a home-ed meet, a gym session for H, and birthday party planning for E. In between all this, there has been lots of learning going on!
We picked up our box of books on the Tudors from the Library Education Service this week. It has a fab range of books, and also a DVD on Tudor Life produced by Channel 4. E had this in the machine within seconds, and has watched it several times. Her friend came over to play, and she excitedly told him that they could go and watch her new dvd on the tudors…he looked horrified! Obviously not his idea of fun 😉
E has done her new reading trick again, and read a page or 2 of one of her favourite books to me, while double checking the words to match the word she was saying to the one on the page. Definite progress!
She also had a writing moment, and wrote the name of the moment Lily Rose (H has decided she wants to change her name to this??), but spelt it: Lili Ruos. And also her constant companion Crabbie was written as: Crabe, which I couldn’t really fault!
H is learning letters by the second, and has got her numbers pretty much taped. I tested her on some numbered parking spaces while we were on holiday, and she can recognise all the digits 0-9 now. She’s fab!
This week I’ve finally put up a clock in the kitchen that I bought ages ago which has o’clock, five past, ten past etc printed round the outside. I’m going to have a go at getting the girls to learn how to tell the time…we’ll see how I get on!
Today E discovered an origami giftset that I bought for £1 (!!!) at a car boot sale a few weeks ago. Luckily the instruction booklet is actually easy to follow, unlike many I’ve come across before, so she and I have spent many happy minutes constructing cat faces, dog faces, jumping frogs, beating hearts, flowers etc. I love car boots!!
Tomorrow is E’s 6th Birthday :-O Scary stuff, how did she get that old?! She is VERY excited!!
We’ve had a couple of ‘moments’ today, where E and I were definitely not seeing eye to eye. I went shopping this evening and came back to find that she had asked B if it was ok to use the hoover, and had cleaned the sitting room, including moving all the sofas out to clean round them. Apparently she thought it might make me happy! See she’s a softie really, underneath her argumentative, combatative exterior!!