Dylan’s been selected for Philosophy Club – an elite club of eight 7yr old classmates lol!
D’s teacher: “They go out for an hour on Tuesday afternoons and have a think – they think through things by using drama and art.”
D: “We go out for the whole afternoon on a Tuesday for fun and games. We think about thinking.”
My work colleague: “That’s a new way to do detentions!”
The results of our latest online course!
Powerful Tools for Teaching and Learning: Digital Storytelling University of Houston System via Coursera.
Let us know what you think?
This bank holiday clay modelling session evolved from a thumb-pot, to a dog’s bowl, to a tortoise with a bowl on its back, to a giant tortoise carrying a person on its back!
One Ben 10 Chromastone birthday cake – done. As ordered, sir. Hope you like it! X
For the past three weeks in Design & Technology club, the children’s challenge has been to design and make a scooter. Of course, Dylan decided he wanted to make one that was also a stringed instrument. Apparently it took most of the first session to explain it to the teacher, and convince her that it WOULD fulfil the brief and be a scooter.
It actually looks a bit like a Segway…
D: I love it when it’s a country name day! When it’s a country name day and we’re all dressed up in the colours and decorated, that means we’re swapping classes and we only learn about one thing. But then in the afternoon we stop because we run out of teachers.
Mr T goes onto Google Earth and shows us where the country is. And then we go to Mrs W and she usually has some of that country food. We have to write on the list whether we like it or not.
Then in Mrs D’s class, we usually do some of that type of country dancing – so we’ll be doing some Turkey dancing.
Me: Sounds great. Turkey dancing – is it like Chicken dancing? Like this?
D: Ha yes! A turkey on a phone, dancing! Do you know what I used to think phones were for? I used to think they were just for talking. But, now I get to use your old one, now I know there’s more than one thing you do on them!
Yesterday I spent the day in London. So much to see and such little time!
Here’s how it went…
On last weekend’s shopping trip Dylan wanted to get me something for Mother’s Day, so I set the budget and closed my eyes whilst he hunted for something and hid it in the trolley, telling the check-out person at the end to hide it too!
I’ve just retrieved ‘the chocolates’ from the bookshelf in Dylan’s room, as instructed. Surprise! <3
We cycled past this spirited bunch on the Stony Stratford Riverside Walk again yesterday and they were still taking it in turns to climb up onto the log and survey their peers from a different perspective before leaping off – with a great big BAAAAA!