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Update 31/01/2010

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It’s been a while since my last post on here.  It’s not because the boys haven’t been learning anything, it just hasn’t been anything very photogenic!

They have continued to be enthused by Mathletics and Waif is quickly building up some very impressive mental arithmetic skills, while Gman is “Almost Einstein”.  They have earned enough credits for a stunning array of different backgrounds, haircuts and accessories for their profiles and are still going strong.

We have been watching some of the Adventures of Young Indiana Jones together which have brought up plenty of topics for discussion and learning – so far, we have covered opera, infidelity, Athens, philosophy, women’s suffrage, the First World War, conscription…

We have also been reading the Horrible Histories book “Angry Aztecs” and will be undertaking some arts and crafts relating to this period.  We started off with making some featherwork shields in an Aztec style.  Here they are working on their shields:

Birthday Art 11/01/2010

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The boys have worked together to make me a lovely birthday card this year – designed as a patchwork card with a central applique flower – just up my street, as readers of my sewing blog will know!  Gman also wrote this lovely poem inside:

Happy 34th birthday mum

hope you have a lot of fun

you might want to sew all day

or in the bath you’d like to stay

Either way, be assured

With me and Rafe you won’t get bored

Otherwise, we have been easing gently back into our weekday home ed routine, after a Christmas of Lego, Lego and more Lego!  The boys are particularly taken with a new online programme we have subscribed to, called Mathletics.  As the name suggests,it is a maths website, with some fun added features whereby you can earn credits to “buy” things for your avatar.  Gman has been keenly undertaking all sorts of maths activities in order to earn enough credits for a jester’s hat, and Waif is saving up for an animated space background for his character.  I am sure the novelty will wear off eventually, but maybe then they will go back to playing with Education City again…

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