#TheOrdinaryMoments – Paint It Like Picasso

We’ve been homeschooling the kids for almost four months now and whilst that sounds like a long time, it doesn’t really feel all that long.

The kids have been amazing – they completely understand the situation in which we are in and despite their feelings of frustration in regards to missing their friends and family, they have not once lost their mojo. 

Both J & E have been given individual literacy and numeracy based tasks each morning and then during the afternoons, we tend to come together to work as a team on topic-based, project work. This week we conducted research upon the artists Arcimboldo and Picasso – each of the children then produced their very own self-portrait in the style of their chosen artist.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – My Little Mermaid

We’ve had a week of the most wonderful weather which was well-timed for the half-term holiday. The kids have spent the past three of four days basking in the glorious sunshine whilst splashing and screaming in the paddling pool.

Dozing on the decking whilst laid on the sun-lounger under the shade of a parasol, if I close my eyes and listen to the splish-splash of the water I could well be abroad. Though J & E both love water play, our little lady is particularly taken with her beloved paddling pool and has spent almost every hour of every day splish-splashing in the sunshine – she truly is my little mermaid!…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Mad About Minecraft

Having worked his stripy socks off for the past however many weeks of home-schooling, J was electronically awarded the lighthouse award late last week. To celebrate his achievement he decided to create a virtual lighthouse using his beloved Minecraft game.

J is mad about Minecraft, he’s got the game on almost every platform imaginable and despite my suggestions to combine his games so that whichever platform he chooses to login upon comes up with the same game, he is quite happy to have a range of Minecraft games to be getting on with.

Whilst I’m not entirely keen on the kids having too much ‘tech time’, I’ve had to let the reigns go a little during the lockdown.…

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Snuggle With A Story

After a busy day, what better than to sit and read a book? One thing is for sure, my kids sure love reading and I love listening to and watching them enjoy literature.

Both J & E have a couch in their bedrooms, which is most often where they choose to sit and read. Given that we’ve been in lockdown for the past however many weeks, we’ve passed a fair amount of time with reading in this house.

Reading provides the perfect mental escape from ‘four-wall syndrome’ not only for the children but also for us adults. There’s nothing quite like picking up a good book to dig out some facts or even better, snuggle with a story and sail away into the land of fiction. …

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#TheOrdinaryMoments – Celebrating VE Day

To mark seventy-five years since VE Day, we celebrated by creating our very own bunting (which we coloured, cut and hung from the front window) and putting together our own picnic with fresh sandwiches, cakes, biscuits, and savoury snacks to enjoy as a family.

Having spent the week researching VE day, the children both understood and respected the significance and importance of this event.

Thanks to the wonderful weather, we were able to enjoy our splendid spread sat outside in the sunshine. 

Thanks for reading. I look forward to catching up with your #TheOrdinaryMoments posts either through your own posts or comments upon this post.…

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