Week 2

Possum is 4 years 3 months

Chicken is 2 years 1 month

This week was week 2 of our Homeschool. I have to admit, it did not inspire as much as week 1, but that might have also had something to do with the unseasonably warm weather which meant the boys had More Important Things To Do than read books with Mummy.

Our “text book” this week was “10 Juicy Vegetables” by Julie Radford.

Possum loved the rhyme and the numbers, but actually trying to remember the veges and animals was a bit dull for him. Chicken was just fixated on Rabbit and Crow – my poor little felt crow had a rather large explore of our front yard!

We also played this game. The boys needed to match the number of worms to the number of holes in the apples. I naively thought that using lolly worms would make the game for appealing, so I bought these little fellows. More appealing, yes. Possible to play the game more than once, no. Let’s just say, I now know why these are one of Chicken’s favourite treats!

Possum recently told me all the things he likes about preschool. (“I love going to school, Mummy!” initiated this conversation. Much prompting on my behalf resulted in the following list.)

  • colouring
  • painting
  • drawing
  • colouring
  • crayons
  • Hmmm. Seems he really is pretty passionate about craft, huh? We had cut back on it a lot here since Chicken began to move – he is not quite the perfectionist his brother is, and Possum goes into palpitations when the paints get mixed etc.

    However, we made some caterpillars/bugs/critters this week.

    I was going to adorn them with pipecleaner legs and antennae when the paint dried, but given the amount of mess we had already made, I thought they were cute enough. The boys were lifted straight from the backyard into the bath-tub (for more fun)!

    I had more ideas for this week, but the interest level wasn’t quite there for them. I love that there is no pressure with this, that I can follow the boys lead and see where we end up. Another week we may cover more stuff than planned, but this week it was about enjoying that nearly-Spring sunshine.

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