Once upon a time there was a bird who was called Tiger and lived on a shelf. One day he went on a trip to the moon and saw a car. Suddenly there was a falling fish. He did a big scream, shouting "Sorry!". That made everyone fly, and then he died and they all lived happily ever after. The End
Once upon a time there was a whale who was called Nugget and lived in a sea. One day he went on a trip to the beach and saw a bird. Suddenly there was a bang. He did a big sneeze, shouting "Poo-poo!". That made everyone cross, and then their babies fell over and they all lived happily ever after. The End
Once upon a time there was a carrot who was called Bobby-kiddo and lived in a soaker-house. One day he went on a trip to the trampoline and saw a penguin. Suddenly there was a car. He did a big fart, shouting "Hip hip hooray!". That made everyone mad, and then he went home and they all lived happily ever after. The End
All in all, we're gearing up into our version of "term-time" - I need to clear the study again so there's space for all their projects, big and small. The boys are wanting to find interesting things to do, and I'm clamping down on the amount of Wii/ TV time etc. We're working on a housework routine (I'll write more on that once it's clearer & working), and we're really looking forward to the "Not-back-to-school" picnic with the local Home Ed-ors later this week :)
So... so far today, other than our story-writing, Middle is continuing learning to tell the time using this fabulous clock from Early Learning Centre. He hasn't had any "lessons" - it just hangs next to our kitchen table and every now and then he works out the time from it - great :) There was a fair bit of bouncing on the trampoline. Middle also wanted to have a go at Reading Eggs which immediately prompted Youngest to want a go, and as Middle then got distracted with the Bibleman DVD that Eldest was watching, Youngest got his way - with Reading Eggs and CBeebies! Eldest played on Maths Whizz for a while, then Middle had a turn on Reading Eggs while Eldest made some scrummy cookies (recipe here - but we didn't have enough choc chips, so we substituted half with fudge cubes instead... yum).
Those cookies were so tempting when they came out of the oven that the boys needed a distraction while they cooled, so I got our "Habitats" reusable sticker pad out, and we had some lovely conversations while they made their pictures... Eg when Youngest was peeling a giraffe sticker off the backing sheet, I asked him what he thought the giraffe was bending down for, and he said he was trying to smell a mouse on the ground ;) Middle was telling a lovely story about some brother dinosaurs and Eldest was educating his brothers about the different ocean species in his picture - a great way to spend fifteen minutes ;)
PS While I had my camera out, I took a photo of our avocado plant (now measuring 29cm tall, according to Eldest), that we planted back in June - as blogged about in Garden Fun - when we put two avocado stones into pots thinking that in theory they could grow but we didn't really know - well one did, and here it is! I've just found a link here that tells how to grow an avocado tree from a pit (stone) and am laughing that we did it all wrong but it still worked! I thought it was a bit long and leggy - I'm off to pinch out the top leaves now ;) Still, it's nice to have something that 'we' grew from a seed/ pit, especially as the carrots we sowed at the same time just went all leafy, with no actual carrot. Green-fingered I am not, but we're enjoying having a go - and of course, learning all the time! Home Education's not just for the kids! :)