The ‘magic garden’, ‘secret garden’, ‘creative corner’, or whatever it is called, is back in action again, after being ‘packed away’ for the winter….
This week we were looking at F.
This included a trip to the frog pond..
With fish, we visited a pet shop, observed the fish, bought fish food, and some treasures for their tank, came home, and cleaned out our own fish…
We have also read some factual books about frogs…
We had a mixed activity english class on Thursday. I wanted to kids to observe, sketch and write a little in English about the worm farm, using certain words…
As we are presently looking at the element of ‘earth’, and have been looking at what the earth is made up of (having looked and explored clay, and now soil) we now moved on to sand…..
We went down to the lake, and started to attempt to make marble runs from sand…
Of course, being by the lake, on a warm day, we couldn’t help but paddle!
Yesterday Ted and I enjoyed the company of ‘scout’ Janne P, and went, first to the farm at Tyresta, and then on to the frog pond, past the bee hives, and on to the bird tower.
It was a fabulous trip, and nice to see an area undiscovered by our family….
‘Purple, green and yellow’ is just a brilliant book. I love it!
I originally bought it for Alfie, who has always spent hours drawing and loves to collect pens – and he loved it!
And I think I love it more than anyone! It’s just fabulous!
About a little girl who just really loves colouring pens so much, and convinces her mum to buy her some, but eventually her obsession with colouring pens goes too far, and crazy, mad things start to happen!
Of course, any great book has to have back up activities, and Ted and I did lots!
Making our own colouring books…
A VERY long time ago, Ted and did letter J, but I never posted about it.
So here goes….
We decorated our J with jewels…
…and visited some jellyfish at the aquarium….
On Monday we read about our last rock type, metamorphic rock. I explained about why it was called ‘metamorphic’, what happened, and what it looked like, and then showed them a couple of examples, including of marble.
One of the kids had earlier asked to bake, so I thought, what better way to show the ‘marble effect’ than by baking marble cake! 😄
So, each kid had to read and follow the instructions in the recipe….
After reading ‘Robin Hood’ with Alfie (which he loved), I booked tickets to see the play, by a local theatre company – he, Maya and I went – and it was fantastic!