Wednesday January 9th
We did our jobs, played with Dr Dreadful sets, did some art and some Lego building.
We finished our colour wheels to include complementary colours and tints.
Next we tried our hand at creating some Kandinsky style paintings using primary colours.
The boys hadn’t yet played much with their Dr Dreadful Christmas pressies so B tried out his bubbling brains and Ot tried out his stomach. Both enjoyed measuring and mixing-Ot enjoyed tasting far more than B did!!!!
We haven’t got much further with our money boxes but they are lovely and firm and dry now. B and Tig enjoyed some hama beading…
Ot and TIg did some book maths, Tig did pretty well with his decimal addition and subtraction.
Thursday January 10th
We tried to get our jobs done and art stuff before friends arrived in the afternoon. A great afternoon was had by all. Mine crafting, Dr Dreadful, bike riding, scooting, remote control car playing, dinosaurs, kitchen, kings and queens. A lovely afternoon!
Friday 11th January
A day at work for me, the boys spent the day at Grandad F’s. A lazy day of computing, sausage sandwiches and chilling all round!
Saturday 12th January
Swimming in the morning, everyone did really well in their lessons despite being a bit rusty. Tig was working on his back stroke arms, Ot was working on swimming lengths and putting his head in the water. Ot did fab listening. B was working on front crawl arms and legs and getting his face wet. B had a fab session. After swimming the boys headed to Nanny’s. They took their devices and had a quiet afternoon, chatting, Tig cooked risotto with nanny and B and Ot did some playing and screen timing. Dh got B’s computer up and working installing the new screen
Sunday 13th January
Hmmmm….We did some baking, batches for the freezer as well as eating. The boys did some of their jobs, can’t really remember much else…
Monday 14th January
We got our daily jobs done and each painted another circle for our art skills. Lots of talking about tints, how to make colours, comparing and using brushes well. Tig and Ot were using thier colour wheels to find complementary colours.
Our colaborative Kandisky starting to take shape.!
Ot ate a ham sandwich!!!!!
Monday afternoon was our first learning together group win another couple of families. We were hosting. We started of by reading owl babies then S had a game to play learning about nocturnal animals. We started making our treasure boxes using tissue paper and water/PVA glue mix. We are all going to try and finish them at home. After that we went for a walk onto the common and built nests for our ‘owls’. We also tried out some different tracking and trail methods (string, peas, bread, and making arrows) to see which was the best. We came back, a little cold and wet, had some snack and played with the sensory boxes. We finished off with a science experiment learning abut light. we coloured a circle using the different colours of the light in the visible spectrum (yellow, red green, purple, orange, blue) then spun it to see what happened. We found out that the clours blended to make white. So we know that visible light is made up of these colours. We also found out that it was Sir Issac Newton who discovered this.
B’s nest which was snowball proof-he tested it a LOT!
After a busy day we tidied up, had tea, bath and then TIg and I created his DVD for Craft club at Tuesday Club….how to make shadow puppets.
Tuesday 15th January
We did some of our jobs before it was time to leave, I was quite glad we’d packed the car although we had lots of additional things!
In History Club we looked at Saxon Runes written on wood. we had a close look to figure out what they were, then each had one and an alphabet key to find out what letter we had. We also played some timeline games to remind ourselves of the timeline. After that we looked at a Saxon cooking pot, thinking about what it as made from and how it may have been made. Next we looked at some Saxon Clothes, Tried them on and made a paper version of 9 men’s Morris to play.
After that Tig joined in with French whilst B and Ot did some playing and eating. Craft club went well and everyone enjoyed making shadow puppets which TIg was pleased about. B Ot and Tig enjoyed the electricity kits
We listened to a story, played some circle games and parachute games to finish off.
Wednesday 16th January
We got our jobs and art done and then headed out to the train station to meet friends and McD’s before going to see the Gruffalo’s Child at B’ham town hall. It was fab and enjoyed by all. I think it would be lovely to get out to the theatre every month with the guys so will have to look for other places for things we could see. There were tiny bits of snow.
Thursday 17th January
We got jobs done in the morning and friends came for lunch and to play. we did a lot of Mine crafting and device playing then all went for a bike ride/scoot/walk just as it started to snow-a bit muddy and cold but a lovely afternoon.
Friday 18th January
Doing jobs when it’s snowing outside is killing me, all I want to do is play and they’re taking ages. School is closed due to a heating problem so we have an extra day with dh and me… and they’re dragging jobs out argh!!!! But if we don’t stick to the plan then it’s really confusing for Ot a he thinks we will always not stick to it if it snows or daddy is home.
I’m planning to take a photo of the same view intermittently. The first view is prob around 7 ish, the second around 9 in the morning…..3rd around half 2 ish
After the jobs were done, we headed out into Brownhills to grab some hot choc and then to the hill on the common to
use the sledge.
Walking along the canal we saw some beautiful patterns in the ice.
B threw a snowball onto the canal which made the shape of a heart.
The snow was falling pretty heavily while we were sledging and on the way back home so we decided to walk back along the road rather than through the common. This took us past the chip shop so the boys had chips for dinner (it is takeaway day after all!).
Between goes, B discovered it was great fu to shake snow off the trees!
Everyone had one last sledge down….
I took some pictures of the snow on trees and branches, might be a good exercise in negative space for me to try out
When we got home at about half 2 we had a late dinner and hot choc. Dh set up a server with Tig although TIg got a bit bored part way through. B and Ot had some screen time and then B fell asleep on me so we snuggled under a quilt and I read while he snoozed. By tea time the server was working and after tea the guy invited a couple of friends to try it out (with skype too)….great fun although a later night than usual!