Little Reward Boxes

Little Rewards for ChildrenI’ve created some tiny little reward boxes full of goodies for the children when they meet their targets.

We’re expecting rather more of them this year in terms of book-work, so it’s nice to be able to mark their milestones with a little trinket, and it sometimes helps to give them something to work towards. You might find these ideas useful for party bags, bran tubs, Easter eggs, treasure hunts, etc.

 

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What’s in a Pomelo?

What is a pomelo“What are those?” asked E.
We’re walking through the local market on our weekly trip to the library, and passing a fruit and veg stall.
“Um… It says they are pomelos.”
“What’s a pomelo?”
I had definitely seen that coming. I briefly toy with the “it’s one of those” answer and continuing on our way. Part of me is anticipating the usual ‘kids not in school today?’ comment from someone if we stop. But I do stop and we look at them. Read More

Lego Week 1

Picture of large aeroplane made in LegoWe’ve been doing ‘Lego Week’ this week. A long time in the planning, and perhaps not as spectacular as it ought to have been given that, but it’s going well so far.

Mainly designating a day or week for something just gives me a little inspiration and the kiddies a sense of occasion that makes us approach some of the same learning we’d be doing anyway with fresh enthusiasm. (Do I sound tired? I’m tired…)

 

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Taxonomy Day

Taxonomy DayToday was Taxonomy Day at Conker Corner!

Okay you’re thinking that doesn’t sound quite as thrilling as Lego Week (that’s next week if I get all my ducks in a row), but it has turned out to be one of our more successful days, and I think I’ve got as much out of it as the kids.

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