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Elmer the Elephant

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Today Lady P did some addition questions and then coloured Elmer the elephant with colours that corresponded to the answers.  Lady P has to do her work out loud. She gets distracted otherwise. She also sings in between each question.  Needless to say, this sheet took a very long time.  And she only managed a few questions due to her being highly distractible.  

Cheeky girl enjoyed doing puzzles and was very focussed! I loved watching her do them. She’s only just turned 4 but she was managing to complete them on her own! And Little Man was able to do a two piece puzzle on his own. He found the two pieces that were yellow and put them together! He surprises me everyday! He’s so independent! I thought boys let you do everything for them (or so I was told repeatedly) but not him! He lets me do nothing for him! 

Just goes to show, you get what you get with these babies! They have their own unique personalities and if you work with them instead of against them, there’s no telling how amazing they’ll become!!!

Last of Autumn

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We are enjoying the last bit of autumn before the winter begins.  The girls enjoyed climbing trees and exploring  places they found. They always enjoy the outdoors.  

We are preparing for our winter trip to Canada as well.  They will finally get to experience proper snow.  They are very excited but as a result, lady P has resorted to tears a lot this week.  Hopefully, things will calm down once we get to Canada.

Enjoy nature! It’s a time when kids can be kids and we don’t have to stress about anything.  There is so little opportunity for them to have freedom nowadays because the world is unsafe!  But we can find safe spaces in nature and let them run free!

Sewing P

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Lady P has been asking to sew for a while now so I finally decided to teach her a bit on the sewing machine.  I helped her cut out fabric to make a pillow then she sewed the sides herself and turned the fabric right side out.  She stuffed her pillow then hand sewed the opening closed.  She was so proud of herself and always sleeps with her little pillow. 


The next week, we made a little dress for her doll.  Because it was so small, she hand sewed the sides and I helped her with the fiddly bits.  I think I have a creative little girl!  She loves creating! 

Today

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My husband and kids have all been ill the past few weeks and I’ve got it now!  I’m missing the new  Star Wars tonight because I get horrible coughing fits at inopportune moments! 

I was getting antsy and wanted to do some schooling today, even though I’m sick as a dog! We started with painting.  The girls painted trees with black tempera paint and when they dry, they will colour in the white spaces with oil pastels.

  Next, they made flowers using watery paint and blowing it with straws.  They love painting.  

After this, we did some number work.  Lady P did some adding and sorting in her workbooks and Cheeky Girl did some Montessori activities.  I’m quite impressed with her actually!  She knows more than I thought! She’s obviously been listening when I teach Lady P!  She can probably do algebra! 

  Later we are reading Hansel and Gretal and making a gingerbread house from scratch…our first one!  The collapse might be great!!!