Yes, they finished their boxes and they were so pleased too. I think they feel they have achieved something really big! C particularly enjoyed it. She searched out all her magazine with ocean related topics, books we had in the house to do with the ocean and surfed the net. I was really pleased for her. It was the first project that she has done completely off her own back, without any help from me (apart from stapling her mini book together). N really enjoyed having her own box to do as well.
I do really love these matchbox swaps. It's a really lovely fun way to cover a subject and they receive one back in the post from the small person they sent theirs too. Such a clever way of getting kids studying! I think that's another plus to home educating children, they learn in ways that they don't feel like they're working all the time to learn! Learning should be fun after all!
Inside C's box
Inside N's box
N's Mnemonic poem
At the library we found some brilliant books. We weren't going to spend long in there but, as we always do, we found book after book that interested us. Before we new it we had 10 or 15 books to carry home! HB surprised me too, in a good way,she started reading a book to me that was much longer than what she's used to. She also picked up a very short chapter book. I don't want to say no: I don't want to discourage her. She really is enjoying reading now, it so, so lovely.
Kev's at a works dinner tonight. The girls are surprisingly calm and HB ate all her dinner. HB has read me another two books and started spelling out words she thinks she know how to spell (so far she's got them all right) and H and N are scribbling pictures on the white board! Perhaps the excitement of Daddy being around is why HB doesn't eat and they all run around like cheeky little monkeys, screaming and shouting and generally trying to get out of doing anything he asks? Not that they're awful, they are just being kids. They won't get away with being so cheeky when they all grown up... will they?
I got that bit of sunshine I was hoping for today. I am left wondering how we've got to Thursday evening already, but it's been a good week. Oh, I saw my friends 2 day old baby. He was so small and so cute!
Note to self: I really must stop looking at newborn babies!