Saturday, March 24, 2007

Boxes are taking over the house!

Funny old week really. It doesn't feel like we've accomplished much, but I guess with me trying to fill boxes (and B trying to unload them again as he's seen a toy he hasn't played with in a while) and keep everything ticking along house move wise, it's going to be a little slower on the HE front. K says I need to "chill" - not something I'm good at but I'm working on it! Had a morning in Lincoln signing papers on Wednesday and K and B thoroughly impressed the solicitor with their ability to sit and draw quietly for about an hour.

So, we've been looking round the garden for signs of Spring life after it's recent trampling on by the builders. K and B found an assortment of mini Spring flowers and herbs to plant in their mini gardens to make them a little more interesting ready for photographs and a write up for the RSPB Action Awards thingy.
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On the maths side we've recapped and tested on a couple more posters and also looked at dividing and multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000. K and B made up paper stepping stones for the "all about numbers" poster and I added a blue tac decimal point on a piece of wool so they could practise this skill. K has already covered this of course but she still made some slip ups so it was good practise for her. B grasped it very quickly.

K put together her Red Nose Day competion entry movie on all the things she likes. I know she's made a mini movie before using Movie Maker, but it always impresses me how she, and now B can pick up how to use these tools so quickly (and they're not afraid to experiment either).
I'll put up K's movie as a seperate entry and when I find B's movie (he always saves them in weird places) I'll post that too.

We went to the library and picked up some books on HTML as K is really into this at the mo. Two of the books are really easy to follow - will keep you posted. B has done some more of his Basic programming but I think it's getting a bit beyond him now, although he's still keen. I think he'll get on well with HTML too.

A fun HE group session on Friday all about rocks and fossils. Very busy session with lots of people which was great. K and B enjoyed painting large pebbles, making Plaster of Paris casts of shells (although in my haste to make sure everything was in place before we left we forgot them), looking and feeling the numerous collections of rocks and browsing through some wonderful reading material on the subject. There was also some extremely yummy cooking going on too.

Finally, have managed to put up some more Ebay items - take a peek if you're interested. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


At 9:23 am, Blogger lucy said...

Good luck with your packing :) Loved the movie too...


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