Tuesday, 29 December 2009
As I mentioned in my last post, there will be no school for the first week of January.
Despite the fact that I have my plans all neatly written out, I have a bit of a panic at this time of year - a vague sense of ' I dont know what I am doing!' I think it relates to us having had the whole of December off regular 'school' - although we maintain circle time, we switch to baking, gift making & card making.
So back to school in January is somewhat of a shock!
I spent time this morning reading over my plans for January & printing out our circle time hymn, verses & songs to put in my little 'Verses Book" that I carry around.
I also planned out what I would like to achieve during our holiday - yes, even our holiday time has structure. I find it works best this way, otherwise the temptation of the television is too much!
Here is my list:
Daily walks in the woods - During school time, our daily walks take us to a local park - which is very pretty - but on days with no school, we have more time to wander that little bit further into the woodland.
"French Day" - We are learning French, so it will be super to cook a traditional French meal for Dinner. We can decorate the table with French flags the girls have coloured & toast our meals 'à la française' - À votre santé : )
Blackboard Fun - the girls can be let loose with chalks on Mummy's blackboard - this is truly an honor!
Play Games We have some lovely games & puzzles A morning spent palying them together with no other tasks will be a lot of fun!
Face Paints I shall strip the girls & let them at each other with face paints : )
A lovely warm sudsy bath will follow : )
An afternoon curled up on the sofa with books & hot chocolate no further explaination needed : )
I hope to be able to take some time this week to work on our second grade plans for September.......but that is another post altogether : )