We are trying to make things a little more structured than we have done in the past, just to make sure that we are covering the important elements, so we have devised a "timetable" for Grace. We are never likely to be structured enough to have set "lesson" times, but this way we can at least keep track of what we have done, and strive to fill in the gaps. She is really enjoying ticking off things as we do them, and having some autonomy over when she does particular activities.
With this in mind, we recently went to buy some new workbooks for Grace (which she loves to do), and Jude decided she wanted one too, so I bought her a "Colours" sticker book. Grace then decided that she would rather have a sticker book too, so we came to an arrangement whereby she would choose a History sticker book (she chose "Knights and Castles") and we would use it as a "jumping off point" for other activities. So far this has been very successful; she has produced a piece of non-fiction (partly written by her and partly dictated and written by me), and today has been working on some fractions (in the shape of shields!). Jude has also been enjoying her sticker book.
|Non fiction writing, complete with picture of a |
page hanging out washing on a rotary washing
line. A good opportunity to talk about
|Jude's book of colours|
I caught Grace in a (naked) random act of kindness; cleaning Jude's bike when she thought no-one was watching. As she was already naked, she was in the perfect position to enjoy the thunderstorm a few seconds later too!