When Pete asked Sam if he’d been playing games all day, he said yes, dumping me in it somewhat. He did clarify he’d been playing the metaphorical Game of Life, which made me laugh. I’d hope life feels more like a game than work anyway.
This morning I let Sam sleep in. Heat is not our friend he was pathering about until gone 1 am when he went to sleep in our bed, coincidentally helping end my sleep for the night (been a very long day!) When he got up he did his maths and accidentally tomorrow’s too. The extra activity involved laying a treasure hunt for Jack, unfortunately he told him the prize was an ice lolly which made the steps between start and freezer a bit pointless 😀 English, Latin and Science were polished off too.
Then we did some science. Sam made an arch dam.
We looked at water pressure, comparing the outflow from holes positioned at different heights. A small water fight followed.
Final bit of science was investigating tsunamis. The afternoon was a lovely home ed group session. I’d set up some story telling props to make. We’d made versions at home before though so Sam happily settled for an afternoon of comic strip drawing, some collaboratively before playing bulldog outside.
Finally at home it was games time. I missed the photo before the game started. He’d spent about 1/2 hr setting it up as a pretty faithful map of 1939 pre-WW2 Europe.
It has been a few days of having to adapt plans while battling a cold (Sam) or aches and pains (me). We’ve done well though.
We’ve managed loads of sit down at the table stuff. Great strides through maths. Move to a new Latin curriculum is going well.
Tuesday morning was a peaceful work and reading and documentary watching. My Dad popped by of the afternoon since we’re out on Thurs (usually Grandad day) and we chatted over structure building from natural resources.
Trying to kick start art again we have picked up Sketch Tuesday again. Today was a panic as the people running the afternoon’s group for us cancelled so it was trying to let people know what was happening, deal with Sam who was reluctant to go (until they finally cancelled completely he was happy enough with my plans).
Anyway we did some teamworking games and challenges, made costumes from newspaper and held a fashion show and played games. All good fun.