Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Challenged!! Day 9

Today has been another busy day. We went to our local home ed group meeting. It's a themed session that we've been attending since just before Boykin was born.

This month's theme was books. There were five families there, accounting for about a dozen kids ranging from age 2 to 15. Most of them came dressed up and all of them brought books to recommend. The list included  Spooks, Garth Nix books, the Otto series, Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children, a series of books about a girl called Lulu, a Charlie and Lola book, Shade's Children, the Mortal Instruments series, The Diary of a Wimpy Kid and two boys brought The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Two Arthur Dents and one Otto.
Activities included making as many words as possible from the letters in "World Book Day"; knitting and crochet for the world famous wool shop in the Otto books; making comic strips like Greg in Diary of a Wimpy Kid; tasting food from books (think green eggs and ham, Turkish delight, lambas bread etc.) and making your fantasy fiction menu; making flickbooks and making our own version of the Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

They also decorated up the lounge and created Club Pandemonium from City of Bones from the Mortal Instrument series. They only had a phone for music so The Girl made a speaker out of glass jugs (to increase the volume), tin foil (to reflect the sound forward) and a wooden paper towel stand (to act as a soundboard). It worked surprisingly well, the music was quite loud :)

Improvised speaker.
It was a very wet day so there wasn't much playing out but we did see that the crocuses that we planted in the flower border have all come up nicely :)

After the session, we popped home for a while before The Girl went to her Silver Arts Award group. In the meantime, me and Boykin went and bought hay for the rabbit, had tea out together and bought a dozen packets of seeds. Lots of planting to be done. Yay!

Now it's time for more Animal Farm and bed.


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