Thursday, 18 March 2010

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe...

This morning I took the herd ice skating, and as usually happens at these things I came back with a few extra children.

I currently have 8 children in the house. Hence the reason why I'm up here, hiding with my laptop - sorry I mean supervising from a position of height.

Two children are digging a very large hole in the garden (possibly burying the dog).
Two are floating dried runner beans in jar lids in the pond.
One is waving a huge pair of tree loppers above his head.
Another is playing with the petrol strimmer (er, I wonder if he should be doing that).
And any that are left (I've lost count) are plugged into some sort of technology (Wii or computer most likely).

You know it's days like this that I want to invite around all those people who say 'what about socialisation?'. Cos these home educated children of mine are obviously so deprived.



So what have my sproglets been up to recently (apart from trying to maim each other with the strimmer).

Well there have been very educational activities going on, like, er information technology studies:

and more IT studies...

Some cross-curricular art and IT studies...

Some business studies combined with Design and Technology...


Scientific experimentation combined with IT (testing the hypothesis: can one use a keyboard at the same time one has a box on ones head)...



P.R training - ie how to deal with fame and publicity ('No comment')...



Design and technology and history (honest - it's Archimedes's Screw for the ignorant among you)...






Some archaelogy, though officially they're not suppose to study that until at least secondary age...




Home Economics (er, actually it's candle wax, but same principal - cook really hard until pan is ruined)...

Italian lessons (it's Cornetto, obviously Italian)...

More physical education (and a lesson in health and safety)...



Foundation stage education (taking turns at teddy bears' picnic)



Interpersonal relationships :
'Mummy, why are you taking a photo of a dead mouse?'
'Because I thought it could go on the blog.'
'Oh, ok.'

And something totally non-educational. Well we like to chill out and relax with those workbooks sometimes. A child's got to have SOME downtime, you know...



6 comments:

Carolyn said...

LOL !!!!!
Love the dead mouse photo!!!

Big mamma frog said...

Do you think I take this 'document everyday life' thing a bit seriously? I wonder if my children will be scarred (or is that scared?) for life because pretty much everything they did was photographed. Oooh you're putting on your wellies, let's have a photo of that then...ooh there's a bowl of cheerios, that'll make a good photo...

Bah! As long as they don't expect me to pay for their therapy when they're older.

parasombra said...

I would document everyday life but I can't always put my hand on a camera!

shell said...

Hehehe, sounds like our kind of HE day :-)

Great post.

Sam said...

Lol! I like Italian lessons too :-)

MadameSmokinGun said...

I take a picture of every lego construction 'cos I'm so amazed they've turned the telly off for long enough to do one.