Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Button Box

This week we read The Button Box and did some sorting and classifying. The Button Box is a sweet story about a boy playing with his Grandmother’s button box.  He sorts and classifies the buttons and discusses their attributes (colour, size, material they … Continue reading

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Orange Pear Apple Bear

I thought I’d start to write occasional posts about the children’s favourite books of the moment.  Isaac has recently begun to really enjoy books and will happily sit through several at a time.  His absolute favourite at the moment is … Continue reading

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We’re expecting!

No, it’s not really us…it’s our family duck.  I call it ‘our duck’ because the same one nested in our garden last year (well, we think it’s her).  She obviously wasn’t put off by the noise of two little boys … Continue reading

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Spring book basket

The glorious weather we’ve been enjoying has reminded me that Summer is just around the corner and I’ve not yet written about our Spring book basket.  We’re reading: Tweedle Dee Dee by Charlotte Voake Spring: An Alphabet Acrostic by Steven … Continue reading

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Our week

I haven’t updated ‘our week’ for a while so this so this should really be ‘May up to now’!  We began the month with a night away in Norfolk with Grandma, Grandpa and Aunty Christine.  Edward and Isaac had a wonderful time riding miniature trains and we … Continue reading

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Around the world through books: maps and globes

We started our Around the World project this week.  The first unit is about maps and globes.  We began by reading As the Crow Flies: A First Book of Maps, which introduces the concept of maps helping us to get where we want … Continue reading

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It’s amazing what you learn as a parent – and perhaps even more so as a home educating parent.  Both boys have become obsessed with manholes.  Every journey is now punctuated by repeated shouts of “Manhole!” (or “Mam-ho” for Isaac).  In … Continue reading

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