Had a timely reminder of why we adopt a different pace and routine for our home education during December. This week has been torpedoed by illness, ours and others. Sam is actually the fittest of the lot, sniffy and wheezy (now on chest) but okay in himself. Just a case of keeping him fairly wrapped up and watching that wheezes don’t escalate into infection/asthma. Pete had it last week and is struggling to shake it off. Jack is really suffering and has been in and out of school. Friends have also been ill and all social engagements for the week have been cancelled. Probably most disruptive to our plans though was I got knocked out for a day and a half. Haven’t actually felt too bad just bit headachy and sore throatish. Legs have turned to jelly though, and spend most of yesterday dozing on and off. Quiet few days needed I think.
Our advent colouring
Countrywise we’ve looked at Australia, Argentina, Italy and Finland.
Norad games are still the highlight of the day.
Activities are having to be adapted to fit with energy levels and who is around.
8th was Winter crafts including this lovely snowman which I unfortunately stood on and trod puffy paint (pva and shaving foam – sticky!) everywhere.
9th we cancelled Science group but still managed some chromatography to make ‘fairy lights’.
11th – More snowmen today but snowman science. We set up our crystal snowman which is already growing.
Then had a go at snowman slime. It didn’t work!
Stories have been ‘The Grinch’, ‘The Christmas Truce’, Caspar’s Story and ‘Peter Rabbit’s Christmas’
What did not make us happy was watching the movie of ‘The Grinch’. Not fans of Christmas movies here we don’t do overlong schmaltz.