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Month September 2016

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.” – WE Hickson. Spanish, spelling, colouring, watching Dinosaur on DVD*, writing film reviews, and not answering in full sentences. Those pesky fragments are encroaching on noble sentence territory, and will… Continue Reading →

Stone Age Homes

We kick started the day with spelling practice. (We like rainbow writing, for spelling practice, because a little bit of colour makes anything less boring.) After watching and discussing a presentation on Stone Age homes, we completed an activity sheet with labelled drawings… Continue Reading →

More Stone Age Jewellery

What do you do when you aren’t feeling well, and you don’t have the luxury of subbing in a supply teacher? Well, you might declare free choice on the workbooks, so long as your students turn in a sufficient number… Continue Reading →

Friday O’clock

There’s something about Friday; it always feels like the weekend should have started by about 9 am. We attended a local group meet. (The kids enjoyed it but I felt really tired; 3 coffees was not enough, due to the… Continue Reading →

“Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.” – Mark Twain. Friends – check. Science workbooks – check. A large chunk of the day at a social meet – check.

Stone Age Jewellery

We started the day by discussing Stone Age jewellery; what it was made from, what it looked like, and why people wear jewellery. We then designed and made our own necklaces from shells, wooden beads, and leather cord. To help… Continue Reading →

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