Today we got cracking with a couple of recipes from M’s cookery book she borrowed from the library last week. She chose to make caramel ice cream and I made a toffee sauce to go with it. Om nom nom.
M is always convinced she hasn’t learnt anything so I tested her over lunch (much to her pleasure, she loves tests): she knows the difference between caster and granulated sugar and why we use caster in cooking; she knows the three components which went into making our ice-cream (custard, caramel and cream); how caramel is made and what ‘dissolve’ means!
After lunch, both the sausages wanted to make a story with photos. M thought out each scene very thoroughly, while D’s was a bit more haphazard, as you might expect. These are a couple of the photos from their stories. Next, they’re going to write or type the narration to go with the photos.
This activity really fired their imaginations and their stories went on and on. I ended up taking control of the camera as there was so much going on.
Then, while I cooked dinner, M sat in the kitchen and typed the beginning of her story. D spent ages playing with Lego: she can build whole sets and follow the instructions all by herself now. She’s very proud of herself!
After dinner the girls played Disney’s ‘Where’s My Water’ app which I think is brilliant for logic, strategy and a bit of physics thrown in. J has yet to be convinced.
The day ended with both girls doing a bit of cross stitch, followed by a disco on the bed. A great day, just the right pace and everyone happy!