Sunday, 31 July 2016

Busy week (30)

As usual, here are a few photos from this week.

On Monday we were at Forest School and then met with some friends at a lovely park for a picnic. Finn had a great time (I didn't take any photos).

I can't remember what we did on Tuesday which means we probably didn't get up to much! I do remember that Finn was very job-oriented in the morning and loved helping me around the house.

I sorted our homemade colour tablets; he wasn't interested in the sorting but made some thoughtful observations when it was all done.

Looking at a history timeline is always fascinating. The focus this time was on the shift of the continents at different points in the history of Earth.

On Wednesday we went to the last session of Mini Professors before September, which was all about weight and density. Finn was interested in the experiments but I feel he would have got more out of it if fewer children were present. With large groups I always feel that the focus shifts from the point of interest to whose turn it is next, waiting in a line, making sure you get your turn... which is a shame because the science experiments and discussion are interesting and all the children end up missing out. Anyway, Finn is keen to keep attending the sessions so that's what we'll do! He also gets a nice playtime afterwards with his little scientist friends at the park nearby.

On Thursday we met at the arboretum with our home ed friends, Finn loved observing the peacocks, playing chase with friends and climbing the low trees. 

Duplo are definitely his favourite toy at the moment. He can spend hours building structure after structure, completely engrossed in his task.

He has been feeling a bit emotionally wobbly recently and I think he is realising that big change is coming soon with the new baby being due at the end of the month. We get all the expected baby voice, talk and behaviour; he often needs to be near me so I put his table in the kitchen while cleaning up so he could play with Gloop as he used to do as a toddler. I think he even looks more babyish in the photo below! 

He also has moments when he is super confident, like on Friday afternoon. We went to the soft play centre and he played with a little girl for close to two hours without paying any attention to me at all!

Saturday morning was cinema day! Finn has been very excited about seeing the new Ice Age film and had a good time. In the afternoon he went exploring with his daddy on their bikes.

Montessori inset designs with daddy on Sunday morning.

We have a new maths game called "I sea 10", which is really simple but really fun. The idea is to make number combinations to make 10, but Finn is really not at that stage yet so we have modified it to make simpler sums. It's a competitive, fast game, which really excites him!

On Sunday afternoon we went Geocaching. Finn helped with finding our way using the GPS on the phone.

 We found a geocache!

That's it for this week!

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