Sparkly tree
May 11, 2013

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SPARKLY TREE
It’s a tree. We did it in winter when there was snow on the ground, because we couldn’t go out into the playground. We hoped to, but it was too snowy and the teacher wouldn’t let us. So, we stayed inside and did a picture of a tree. All the glitter’s snow, apparently.
Age 5.

Predictions for 2013
January 1, 2013

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2013 Calendar – Dec 2012

D: They’re two hedgehogs [centre].
That’s the sun [top left]; they’re some trees [top right]; and they’re some flowers [beneath the trees].

Me: It’s good – is that a rainbow over the hedgehogs?

D: No, it’s just some detail – we had to add some detail, so that’s my detail.

Happy New Year to everyone!
December 31, 2012

From Becky and Dylan.

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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