Put up the autumn chart and stickers from the woodland trust (mistyped that as tryst – would have been a quite different thing!) today. Downloadable here though I actually sent off for mine but can’t see that link anymore. Davie and the kids picked the pears which match the apple harvest in abundance. Any good ideas for using up unripe pears anyone? Have them on the windowsill to hopefully ripen a bit more just now.
Been doing quite a bit of academic stuff these past couple of days. Maths: Daniel’s been using factor trees to find square roots and lowest common multiples with 2xl and Charlotte’s been working on decimals and fractions with this workbook, backed up with games on the internet, cubes and this book (tables come in handy with everything really). Weve had more Kanji (in the sun again – lovely weather) and enjoyed some mellow meditations. I was very naughty here but I did have birthday money to account for some of it ;) Had some discussion about the 9/11 events of 5 years ago – 5 years quite a long time to the children and they didn’t remember it too clearly. Went over the events and looked at some bits online – these conversations just go off at a tangent sometimes! Off we went into death and grieving, patriots, George Bush, conspiracies, war on terror etc.
This afternoon we went for a really long walk along the old railway line and found some juicy, sweet brambles. With the fungus below that makes 2 more stickers for the autumn chart