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Lady P Officially Starts Reception

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We have been trying to spend the last remaining nice days outside before the British Winter/Rain begins.  It’s been surprisingly mild and dry so that’s pretty exciting.

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Summer School

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My parents are visiting and we are enjoying whatever sunshine this coastal city can offer!

We have enjoyed the beach several times over the past three weeks.  

   We headed to the sand dunes one morning.  It looked like we lived in a desert, the sea is so far away!

  We had a family worship night with friends and enjoyed a bit of creation and fellowship on the beach!
  Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed the sunset and the tide coming in.
 We also spent the day at the beach enjoying the sand, kite flying and getting extremely dirty (my washing machine is full of sand).  We are creating wonderful memories!  

It’s also the season of parties!  We went to a circus party!  The girls got dressed up as acrobats and enjoyed the bouncy castle! 

 

We also headed to the Maize Maze at a local farm.  There was ride on tractors, a trampoline, a playground and of course, the maze (not pram friendly).  

 Our summer is going so well! We also get to go on holiday soon! Looking forward to more adventures and memory-making moments!

Coping With Three Kids

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So I have been away from my blog since having my third child but things seem to be settling down now!  I feel like I’m not being pulled in 20 different directions! Little dude is 5 months this week and man, is it going super quick! He’s a beautiful cheeky little man!  

 But thankfully, he’s the most chilled out baby ever!  

I’ve been keeping it easy with homeschooling! I decided it is much easier to follow a lesson plan to teach Lady P how to read so I bought Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Lessons

  
Amazing so far!  100 easy lessons that take 10-15 minutes depending on how quickly your child understands the concepts and that’s it!  I will review it when we are further along. Lady P really enjoys them.

Cheeky Girl (no longer known as Baby S) has been doing messy play, learning letter sounds and basically is just exploring her environment.  We always become a lot more laid back with our second children don’t we? 

  
Well, that’s about it for now!  Lady P officially starts ‘reception’ in September.  But we’ve decided to put her in three mornings of nursery until she’s 5 and continue home education. I go back to work 3 days a week so my husband and I are juggling home educating the kids!  So far, we have a well-oiled machine of being home on opposite days so the kids are always with one of us! 

See you all soon!

Princess Unit

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If it involves princesses, lady P will do the work! I found an excellent printable pack about princesses from 1plus1plus1equals1. I printed most of the pack and we are slowly making our way through it. Today we did ‘princess graphing’. Lady P and I took turns rolling the paper die, then we coloured in a block on the graph. We played until one picture got to 10 on the graph. I showed her how to go up each bar, then across to the number to see how many each picture received. This came quite naturally to her. After, she wrote the numbers underneath the picture. She doesn’t like doing this because she isn’t confident at writing her numbers. But I used the number poem pages from communication4all and she really likes the poems. She always requests them when we do our numbers.

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After we did this sheet, she just wanted to play so we read The Frog Princess from an anthology of princess stories we got from the library and acted it out with her stuffed animals.

Then S began to cry upstairs (she was supposed to be napping) so we played catch the bear in the front room! (I don’t recommend this!). Lady P didn’t want to do much ‘work’ today so we basically just played. I usually let her lead right now as I want learning to be fun and on her terms.

Daddy Homeschool

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Today I had to work so hubby homeschooled Lady P. I have 1 more day until I finish for maternity leave and I’m so tired I can see through time! Needless to say, it’s all about survival these days (and trying not to lose my rag). Being pregnant and having a toddler and preschool age child is extremely tiring but I’m not complaining (or trying not to 😉 and WHY are girls so loud? Can anyone tell me? Maybe it’s just my kids because they got my loud gene (I seem to remember my mum telling me to be quiet a lot ha). Read the rest of this entry