Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Making Maths More Fun Part 7 June 30th 2010

My ongoing quest to make Maths more fun hit the right note today with a small game of Solitaire.  I was surprised how much both dds liked it, maybe its simplicity - of rules and appearance, maybe that it doesn't take too long when you're waiting for a turn, maybe that they could both do as well as me!  A great game for developing strategical skills.
I bought this one from this shop.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Holiday Diaries June 15th 2010

It doesn't matter how hard I try, there is never a break from homeschooling; children are always learning! 
We recently had a fantastic week in a caravan in Llangorse in the Brecon Beacons in South Wales and for the first time I decided that we would keep a shared diary, in a child-friendly format and finish it off with photos when we got back home.  The drawings, comments and writing are a family effort.  We also stuck in tickets, postcards etc.  Right now I am really pleased with the results but I think it will really come into its own when we look through it in years to come.  It was also a good activity for calming down, being a bit quieter and filling time while we waited for food to cook.  Here are a few pages:

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Making Maths More Fun Part 6 9th June 2010

Dd1 has been using New Primary Maths  activity books amongst other things this year for Maths and has really enjoyed them.  This week we are learning about capacity and today we have the perfect weather for some wet and messy experiments - outside!

It all started out neat and organised (and dry!):

One of the great things about homeschooling is that when the cat won't help:

your sister will!