13 October 2014


...this week of...

...happiness spending my birthday in the woods in the sunshine, catching up with some friends we hadn't seen for months, making bread together

...sadness at what is happening in the Middle East

...creating rows on a scarf, rows on a hat, birthday cake, apple butter and chutney

...reading The Secret Life of Trees by Colin Tudge, to the children  The Hut-Man's Book by G.D. Fisher and these picture books* you can read a short review of them here, 248. I Love You by Giles Andreae, 249. Maudie and Bear by Jan Omerod, 250. It's Not Fairy by Ros Asquith, 251. I Love you Just the Way you Are by Tammi Salzano, 252. The Princess who had no Kingdom by Ursula Jones, 253. A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy, 254. My Own Special Way by Mithaa al Khayyat, 255. A Rainbow Shopping Day by Vivian French, 256. Noah's Ark by Georgie Adams

...learning about rhythm, buddhism, hedgehogs, birds, trees

...thinking about sewing projects 

...wondering about how and whether to fit some science into our learning

...hoping to sow some Spring bulbs in the garden this week

...looking forward to a quieter week


  1. Sounds like a good week with some happy moments and the inevitable sad ones too of course. Fitting in some science seems like a good idea and I'm sure you will think of ways to incorporate it - biology as you already do have a nature table or you could talk about heat and expansion or simple physics like that or chemistry could be linked to the additives in some of our foods perhaps?! Science is all around us and I am sure you will find ways to add it to your learning.

  2. belated happy birthday,
    hope you have a wonderful week x

  3. Love that photo!
    Maybe some bulb planting could count as science? That would be my answer...
    Apple butter sounds lovely too.
    S :)

    1. It would be mine to, I can't decide whether I am overthinking the whole idea of science and actually we do lots of it already!

  4. Birthday in the woods and baking bread together sound wonderful.
    Wishing you a quiet week xxx

  5. Enjoy your quieter moments :) xo


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