Intermittent Signal

Nearly there with the finding the mojo thing but not quite.  Mentally have come out the funk I hope but practical stuff like unreliable internet signal and putting my knee out have hampered.

We have made the best of things and spent a lot of time reading together which is nice,  Aesop’s Fables, Enid Blyton’s Nature Book, Children’s Bible, various non-fiction relating to volcanoes and I managed to find a book about the Gunpowder plot suitable for Sam (everything else seemed to be written for 5 yos).  He also read a book of folk tales to himself inspired by the story from Writing With Ease this week – he’s gone on to read a few books following on from these exerts now.  He tells me he’s reading Lord of the Flies too and enjoying it :/

Maths has moved on to addition and subtraction and we’ve had fun with some games.  Still using the printable activities and online versions of Mathletics hand in hand and it’s working well, the playful/puzzle element works well for Sam.

English, as mentioned he’s been inspired to read the book from this week’s WWE Andrew Lang’s The Crimson Fairy Book, not something I’d have expected to appeal to him so always pleased when he tries something different.  We’ve had fun recapping adjectives in grammar.  In creative writing he designed a kingdom.

20151107_1  Have managed some practical stuff.  Pressure and volcanoes in other words mentos and cheap cola and lemonade.  I managed to end up dripping :/  Volcano jam tarts, but we didn’t make the main vents big enough so they exploded out of the sides.20151104_9 20151104_4 20151104_520151104_11Weather has really not been good (which hasn’t helped the knee) so there has been kinect and table tennis to burn energy, with Grandad and Jack respectively.20151107_2 20151107_3

By the end of the week I was a bit stir crazy but couldn’t think of anywhere that was inside, I could sit down and we both fanicied.  Then inspiration struck.  I spent Friday morning sitting on a friend’s sofa with cups of tea while Sam played Lego and Magic with his friends.

Weekend was productive.  I managed some work, lots of Futurelearn study and a thorough house clean as well as time spent relaxing with boys.  Bit of a Dr Who marathon.

Sam caught up with Art and started our Cezanne study by looking at the ‘Portrait of the Artist’s Son’.

He then drew a picture of Pete. Sorry for bad photo.

20151107_4Sam is still loving and made a character cake for his baker patch pretty much independently.

20151107_7 20151107_8 20151107_12 Then of course they were both on parade for Remembrance, first time in many years I haven’t been with them.


Missed lots like our Geography and RE projects but no photos to jog me and trying to recall too much for one post.  Lots of planning of days out and activities going on too.  Here’s too better internet signal and more regular blogging.

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