Keeping things simmering along

After a terrific start to the new term, I felt a need to keep up momentum despite feeling totally exhausted (too much burning the candle at both ends combined with a few ciders).  Far too soon to come off the boil though!

We were also kind of thrown by the hail/heavy rain which meant working in the conservatory was deafening and freaked Sam out.  Could have been worse Jack was cross country running along Stoke’ s Bay and back through the park at the time (I was horrible and laughed). Sam and I retreated back into the living room where we finished off maths, making a birthday bar chart using some of his friends birthdays and did our first ‘vomiting penguin’ worksheet.

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English and we tried our first narration exercise. Spelling was dictation, which although only short wasn’t easy. He got through it fine today but I expect it will cause tears at some point. We’ll see how valuable it is.  I was trying to get him to write it on handwriting paper with correctly formed letters though. One to think on.

After this we retreated further. Under a blanket in front of the fir in fact. We read some of a library book, Prehistoric People, chatted a little and watched the next episode of ‘The Incredible Human Journey’ (I may have dozed a little).

After lunch we looked at Sketch Tuesday, which had the fun element that you could drink what you drew, hot chocolate.

Attempt 1

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Attempt 2 – following a quick lesson on perspective. The mug is narrower at the top than bottom so this is a very good attempt.

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Then it was PE time. With neither of us fancying going out in was boxing on the Kinect, where I continue to get knocked down three times a round and lose every match. Sam played Kinect Adventures while I had a quick catch up chat with the friend who teaches our Spanish class and a look at resources.

We did another of our ‘planning’ for the New Year sheets.

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Jack being home there were baths, homework and minecraft.

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