Monthly Archives: May 2014

Not A Scratch Review

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For our anniversary this year, I wanted to find the perfect gift for my husband.  A lover of technology, especially Apple products, I decided to get him a special case for his phone.  I came across this company: Not A Scratch

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Pond Dipping and Mini Beast Hunting

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Today we met up with other homeschooling families and went to Beacon Fell for a Mini-Beast Hunt and Pond Dipping!  The girls had a great time!  Although they were 2 of the youngest there, the older kids really took an interest in them and included them in the experience.

All ready for pond dipping with Nick the park ranger!

All ready for pond dipping with Nick the park ranger!

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Patterns and Phonics

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Hello fellow homeschoolers!

Today is a bank holiday but Lady P still wanted to do some school.  Today we worked on patterns in her Gold Star Starting Maths workbook.  She is still working on patterns and since there is only one page in her book, we did a bit more with duplo blocks to practice her new skills.

We started with the simple pattern in her book that had a the pattern ABAB.  This was easy for Lady P so I got out the duplo and started making more complicated patterns for her.  She found them a bit tricky but seemed to understand the basic concept by the end of the lesson.  She did a ABBABBA pattern and then we tried a ABBBABBBA pattern.  I started the sequence for her and she finished it.  She really enjoyed the activity.   Obviously, this could be done using any blocks or counters you have available.  You could use dried beans, beads, fruit, whatever you have on hand!  The best time to do this activity is when they don’t know they are having a lesson.  You could do it during breakfast with dried cheerios and some other cereal.

Colouring in her pattern

Colouring in her pattern

Doing a sequence with duplo bricks.

Doing a sequence with duplo bricks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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