Dinosaurs, Primates & Games
April 12, 2015

I’ve missed our ‘dining room table activities’. It feels like ages since we last cranked up the music and took some time to share some time. So, this morning we did: art, table tennis (as you do) and, of course, lunch.

  

‘Land of the dinosaurs’ by Dylan Piper

 

‘Transitions’ by Becky Piper

 

Dylan created his first game: ‘Cat & Mouse’ on the Raspberry Pi this afternoon using 16 steps on Scratch. Actually, those few steps did turn into a few more as there was quite a bit of experimentation with the ‘costume’ options and ‘shrink’ sprite tool… Needless to say, he thought it was awesome, before he headed off to play Wormy, Tetromino For Idiots (which he thinks was built by some bully) and Squirrel Eat Squirrel (where he managed to achieve the status of ‘Omega Squirrel’).

Still need to sort out the audio on it though…

We’re rounding off the day with some comedy and Britain’s Got Talent auditions on Catch Up 🙂

Cartoon eyes
April 21, 2013

cartooneyesMum: What are you doing? Being a chicken?

Son: No, I’m trying to do that thing like in Tom and Jerry when Tom locks Jerry out and he come in because he finds a hole that’s just the right size. Sometimes when Tom’s very confused, and he sees Jerry there’s this thing that he normally does: His eyes stick out one time; and then they stick out some more to there [uses hands to demonstrate] and then to there; and then to there; and then to there! It’s REALLY funny.

And then he chases Jerry around the room and then Jerry does bad things to him – like one thing he did was stick a pin right through his head – it went right through his brain, but he was still alive!

And once, there were some baby mouses, with nappies on and the mouses get some milk and they suck it into their mouths and pretend they swallow it but they actually don’t – they just swallow air and then they spit the milk out at Tom!

Mum: Do you think it’s fair that they do all that to Tom?

Son: Yes I do, because Tom tries to catch them and it’s Tom and Jerry so it’s meant to be like that.

Origami for beginners
December 12, 2012

cat

Cat – Origami & Felt-tip – Dec 2012

D: It’s a cat. They’re his pointy ears at the top.

Sounds from the wilderness
December 9, 2012

soundsfromD: On my way back from school I saw a wild cat – when I looked at it, it looked at me and Sophie and it went “hhheh!” [makes an angry cat face]

Me: And what did you do?

D: I looked at it again and it went “hhheh!” again.

Me: What do you think it was trying to say?

D: It was trying to say “I want to pull your hair out!”

Bottle feeding essentials
November 29, 2012

Bottle Feeding Baby – Nov 2012

D: It’s a baby cat holding its bottle.
Me: Why have you written “woof”?
D: Oh. I got something wrong – the pointy up ears, four legs and no arms. I meant to draw a baby human…

9 key concepts
November 7, 2012

Homework: 9 sentences on any subject – Nov 2012

1. The dog’s out in the garden.

2. The cat is chasing the dog.

3. The cake was eaten.

4. The rhino is running.

5. The sun is hot.

6. Parties are fun.

7. Games are fun.

8. Trophies are the best.

9. I love my teacher, she is the best.

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