A very busy morning today! I was determined that they spent some time on maths or english today so D did a level on Reading Eggs and played on Numberjacks Mission to Learn, while M worked on Mathletics. I also asked them if they would like to draw a fairground using oil pastels on black paper after seeing all the rides at the Forest last night. They both readily agreed to it but then D quickly decided she wanted to draw all the planets for Grandma and M went from drawing a carousel to a full lesson in how to draw a horse!
I’m beginning to realise how much time we spend doing creative things, rather than the ‘core’ subjects: maths, english and science. But M is showing such a talent for drawing it is hard to resist. She would only have been doing an hour a week in art at school but in home education she’s probably spending around 10 hours a week doing something creative. But just look at this horse she made today!!!
I’ll admit I did the back leg (you can tell by it’s excellent line and shape, can’t you??) as she was struggling with it but she did the rest using step-by-step instructions I found here.
I was out this afternoon and so the girls got the undivided attention of Grandma for 4 hours. The story goes that they played imaginative games such as schools and vets all afternoon but when I got back they were watching CBeebies, haha. It’s great they get to play these games with Grandma though as I’m afraid I find them stiflingly boring. I’ve tried to get over it but I can’t so hey-ho.
We’re on the road back to London tomorrow so Grandma read them both a last bedtime story before we come here again for Christmas. I couldn’t resist buying some Christmas decorations today and now I REALLY want to put our tree up when we get back!