Warm and toasty in the snow
January 15, 2013

warmtoastyMe: What did you talk about at school today?

D: What’s our favourite weather.

Me: And what’s YOUR favourite weather?

D: Snow… No… Sun.

Me: Why’s that?

D: Because when it’s sunny you get all toasted and you don’t need the heating on. What’s your favourite weather?

Me: I like a bit of snow sometimes and I like a bit of sun sometimes. I don’t much like rain though.

D: No, I don’t like rain. What’s your favourite year?

Me: Do you mean time of year?

D: Yes.

Me: I like ALL of the seasons – they all have something to offer – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Although I don’t much like it when leaves fall off the trees in Autumn and ALL decide to fall into our garden.

D: Do you want to know my favourite season?

Me: Go on.

D: Summer – because it NEVER rains in Summer. It’s sunny EVERY day.

Me: It rains sometimes in Summer – what would happen to all the plants if it didn’t rain?

D: Yes – they’d die…

Seasons putting on a show
October 25, 2012

D: It used to be quite sunny when you put the swimming things away.

Me: Yes, it’s dark now because it’s autumn.

D: Is it winter soon?

Me: In a month or so.

D: Does Halloween come first? And Easter?

Me: Halloween does, Easter’s at the start of spring.

D: Is it the first day of spring?

Me: I don’t know about the first day, but it’s about then – when the bunnies bounce around and the daffodils start to grow.

D: Like a curtain that’s opening for a show…

Seasonal badges
October 23, 2012

A pair of autumn leaf badges – Oct 2012

Autumn’s here
October 15, 2012

Autumnal Tree – mixed media, Oct 2012

D: They’re some leaves that are still on the tree, and those ones have fallen off [bottom of picture] – look THAT one’s nearly reached the ground!

Temperature control
October 4, 2012

D: Is the ice cream van still going around now it’s all dark?

Me: No, it’s too cold for ice creams now – everyone’s all huddled up inside, by the fire.

D: But what if they get all hot and sweaty in their coats?

Me: They could take their coats off.

D: Not if the teacher says “No! That’s not right!” and doesn’t let them take their coats off. What if they turn to dust and the teacher doesn’t notice? They could have an ice cream – to cool them down. Or an ice cube. Oooo.

A shining example of flexible working
September 18, 2012

D: Why is it dark already?

Me: Because autumn’s coming – the days get shorter because the sun goes to bed earlier and gets up later.

D: Oh yes – I remember.

Me: In the winter the days will be really short, and it will get dark really early.

D: So on Christmas will the sun just pop up really late and then say goodbye and go straight back to bed again?

Me: Well it’ll get up slowly and go to bed slowly and hang around for a bit in between, so there will be some daylight, but yes – there won’t be as much.

D: Do we still have to get up at 6 o’clock?

Me: Yes.

 

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