There has been a terrible bush fire in the reserve and Dorian (my husband) has been out fighting fire. He got laryngitis (partly from a cold and partly from the smoke inhalation) and the girls have decided that he hurt his mouth because he was eating fire. They don’t understand why he would do that but they are sure that is what happened and they can’t be swayed. They like to act out fire fighting by throwing their hands around in the air and then scooping handfuls of the imaginary fire into their mouths. Probably not the healthiest idea of how firefighting works.
Literacy and Language Arts:
Our rhyme with related activities from Webbing Into Literacy was Old Mother Twitchett and here Boo is sewing her lacing cards to act out what a needle does.
Cognitive Skills and Math:
I’ve been thinking it was time to get the girls a jigsaw puzzle and then I remembered this puzzle book that we received when Boo was a baby. I’ve been holding onto it for so long I almost forgot about it but it was the perfect level for them – just challenging enough.
Science and Nature Studies:
We did the most fun science experiment from the Imagination Tree. We went on a nature walk and collected leaves, twigs, stones, and flowers in an old ice cream container. Then we added water and put it in the freezer. The next day we took out our block of ice and tried to get the items out using the sun, our tool kit, some coarse salt, and eventually by throwing it into our paddle pool.
Boo came up with the sweetest imaginary game – the photo really doesn’t do it justice. She took all her notebooks outside and then arranged them to form a house. Each book cover was a door or a window into her house and we took turns going into the different rooms to take naps, get a snack, or play. It was so much fun to see her bring this world alive for Kooks and I. She had us laying down on some pages (the bedrooms), sitting on other pages (the lounge), and stirring on others (the kitchen).
Dorian leaves tomorrow and is away all week at a meeting. I’m dreading it. I don’t have a car so this means that the girls and I will be staring at the same four walls all week. I’m sure we will all be stir crazy by the time he returns, in the meantime I will do my best to keep us busy through the week.