It's been a wonderful week of learning this week.
I'm not sure if it's the mix of having the house all decorated nearly or the fact that we all feel a little calmer it's getting tidier in here or both but it feels like we've been all rather chilled out, although looking back it looks like we've had a busy week still.
I just want to start with how today went as we seem to have been working a lot on St Patrick's Day and done so much in such a short day.
I wanted today to be fun, we tend to make Friday's all about winding down for the weekend so usually either go out for a walk somewhere in the Village, play on Just Dance and have a exercise day or spend it crafting and so with us having one of a great theme to play with we decided to try and do plenty crafts with a little baking too.
Trying to keep with the St Patrick's Theme, all Leprechauns, Rainbows and Shamrocks, we decided that the only thing for a sweet tooth was a Rainbow Brownie or two (OK, I made three , just so when the kids went to bed I actually had chance to ave some myself).
Covering brownie in mint chocolate then sprinkling pretty sprinkles and cheerful colourful smarties made us all smile. I'm actually surprised we had any left after Drew decided to eat most of the mix before we even got it in the oven.
We needed some thing to wash it all down with so only a Green drink would do for St Patrick's Day and the best I could come up with (child friendly ) were Leprechaun lime ice cream sodas and Mint choc chip milkshakes (luckily I had a few milkshakes cartons kept from our previous treats ), kids loved them and they tasted gorgeous. I've promised the husband that I am making him an Irish cream one when he returns from work and the children are in bed.
It was not long ago we were celebrating St Brigid's Day so Saints are something We've learned about previously. There were some beautiful Poems and Rhymes that we rehearsed and sang to each other. It was rather funny hearing them trying to copy the Irish accent .
Making little Shamrock men, Leprechaun top hats, masks and artistic clovers , the children got very arty and crafty in their area with all sorts of materials . I have to say I preferred seeing them concentrate hard on trying to put together the jigsaw puzzles and mosaic drawings, they were very pretty.
This week our littlest one Joshua seems to have taken a very big interest in the children's work also . He most certainly wanted t wear his very on top hat to join in and celebrate with us while drinking his milkshake.
Being that Joshua was wanting to join in with the other's I went and bought a few resources to help start his journey in learning and bought some flash cards which I was able to write in dotted numbers , letters, shapes and short words, some clear zippy file and some wipe proof markers . He done really well learning to hold his pen and got straight to doodling , not on the lines but just enjoying himself which was the whole idea , I felt very proud that by Wednesday and the rest of the week he took it upon himself to go to his storage box and pulled out his little zippy bags asking to get started.
As you may have seen we also joined in on Science week and so there was soo much to learn in the week and we literally filled our files with investigations, researching, and experiments like the Lava Lamp and the Stink bombs , it was so much fun .
So it has been busy but I have to say between seeing little on joining in with learning with the children and our celebrations today it's been another great week. Next week we will be looking at William Wallace , obviously there is a much Favorited movie I adore that I will get to watch but I'm looking at more child friendly ways to help them see in to he story so Twinkl has offered to share some of their wonderful work with us .I swear this site is the savour if our Home education and learning for all the children .