Monday Soon came around and after the weekend I had (explanation to follow ), I was ready to just chill out but as usual, there was no time for sitting down , the children were all ready for their learning and lessons and I knew just what to start them of with .
Last week, a friend of mine posted about how she was going to enjoy the movie Braveheart and although the movie is a little far from the true history of the real story of William Wallace , I knew this would be a great subject to share with the children, especially as it was my most loved film , ever and the fact that when I had mentioned it to them, they had no idea what I was referring to.
We spent the morning watching the movie before turning to the written work I had prepared for them thanks again to Twinkl .
I had been in touch with Twinkl just the night before asking if they could add some resources and low and behold within minutes they were sending me all the necessary links . Absolutely love their customer service , they really do go above and beyond at any time of the day .
Another lesson I had decided to do with the children was regarding Lent.
For some reason , not one of my children knew anything about it or even what it was which I found rather surprising and shocking coming that it is something I remember talking about a lot in school .
They know all about recieving Eggs at Easter and some even knew a little about Jesus being placed on the cross and the resurrection but not the full story of Easter so I taught them all about the 40 days , the Palm leaves, the Promise, some Bible readings and prayers and enjoyed some fantastic crafts .
I tink our best part of the day had to be making the Blessing Jar. Each child wrote a blessing, a nice quote or saying about someone else on a colourful piece of paper and placed it inside the jar, they've decided to keep this jar and do this when they feel they want to tell someone something nice, they're hoping to add one thing at least once a week and I think it's a wonderful idea.
They also learnt the Lent Prayer and we even incorporated sweets for each colour to make their own treats to celebrate.
The smaller one even joined in again , he loved the painting a little too much as you can see , we were even more impressed with his work when he even said his first colour 'PURPLE', so proud as it is my favorite colour.
I had totally forgot that this week was Comic Relief, in fact it was only last night at around 8pm I remembered after seeing someone post on social media about a school doing their bit and so I printed of the necessary things again and woke the children this morning telling them what day it was .
We usually join in and do our bit, a few years a go I got gunked and we loved it and I could not believe this year we had totally forgot but we had been very busy with other things and it is never too late to join in .
The children then decided at about 10 am that they wished to help raise some funds for charity and decided that they wanted to do a sponsored walk around the Village to help and so that is exactly what we done.
They dressed up as best they could in what we could find last minute and made some Masks to incorporate the animal theme that seems to be a favourite with people this year . They looked brilliant after a little face painting and we were soon out the door before 10.30 am , sponser form in hand and walking our miles for charity.
After a long walk , the children were amazed to find that once they had counted all of their pennies and pounds up they had made a wonderful £84.70 in such a short time .
We were shattered, we got home , counted the pennies up and are now ready to send it to the charity and they are feeling very proud of themselves and so am I.
I told you earlier we had had a rather hectic weekend and I was not far from wrong . With hubby working on Saturday which he does once a month , I decided to paint the Toilet walls . I felt really on the ball and was just doing my second coat when the children seemed to be getting a little boisterous.
No sooner had I got down form my ladders to go and tell them to calm down did I hear a clash bang and a scream from the younger daughter followed by a cry for help form my son just in the next room. Literally within less than 30 seconds , I ran to the go to the bedroom not making it to the toilet door before seeing my son walking towards me covered in blood holding his head.
I am a nightmare, literally freak out at the sight of blood and my children very rarely get a scrape let alone anything else so when I seen the huge gash in the back of his head measuring around 1 inch wide and a quarter inch deep, I just panicked.
The children were great , one ran to grab a towel, the other rang their dad on the mobile , the other all tried to calm Kaiden down , while I nipped the skin together applying pressure to the wound as best as I could.
Shaking in fear that the bleed would not stop I tried carefully to carry my son downstairs to sit him on the sitting room floor while we waited for someone to come the house to help and whilst holding the towel to his head ,luckily by the time my husband and their grandad arrived, it had stopped .
My son seemed a little shocked , scared but otherwise fine in himself, no sickness or dizziness and told me that he had climbed up onto the Keyboard that we had bought his baby brother at Christmas and it had detached away from the stand it sat on . This is what resulted in him falling back to back on the wall and slicing his head open on the corner of the Plug Socket.
Withing just 1 hour of the incident we arrived at the walk in and he had been given 4 staples to close the wound. A very brave boy and not one lesson learnt as he still proceeded to climb allover , having me in complete panic at his every movement.
We have to return on Monday to have them removed and they gave us the removing tool in case we could get into our local doctors but unfortunately we wait weeks for any sort of appointment there .
So we have had another fantastic week , what have you been learning this week?