As Aideen has swimming on a Monday , its always our "quite" homeschool day , so we generally do less academic lessons. Today was extra special as our HS friends , Sadhbh and Caoimhe were over while Nora (their mam) was doing some painting for me , so in return I did lessons with the girls (isnt the barter method unbeatable?)...when Aideen went swimming , the house was quite as Daisy went too , so the girls and me got down to some serious crafting. All you need is loadsa cereal boxes really and your imagination ! Caoimhe made a pumpkin and to make it more "real" we cut out a window frame from a cereal box...also the girls made witches and we stuck some long strands of hair (green wool) on them , then the girls had fun "styling" the witches hair :0)
And we finally cut out some cauldrons and painted them black ,and when they were dry we went over them in silver to make them look "real" . As you can see, Sadhbh is a "leftie" or a "Citeog" (kit-ough) as we say in Irish...imagine years ago teachers would bind a childs left hand sp they would HAVE to write with their right hand !!! So we had a conversation about this too...then Caoimhe , not one to waste even a scrap of wool , made her eraser into a "witch" !!!! a wet Aideen came home and greatly admired the girls handy work ! Then the girls went upstairs to help paint and after that everyone had storytime in the new chillout corner !