Posted in Creative, Geography, Maths, Writing

Chinese new year

This year we have made chinese dragon fortune tellers and learnt how to write the numbers 0-10 in chinese.

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Posted in Maths, Phonics, Preschool age

Phonics phase 2 -letter fans

I have made some letter fans using the website and my laminater so that my 3 year old can start learning to read.

Firstly we went through each sound and the jolly phonics action to go with it, then I say a sound and she finds it on her fan. They also come in handy when you are teaching your child how to write the sounds.

She also has a tricky word fan for the words that cannot be sounded out and a number fan to practice recall of numbers to 20.

These fans are great for taking out and about so you can practice anywhere. I added some monsters just to make it more fun.

Posted in Creative, Home school resources, Inspiration, life skills, Mindfulness and mental health, organising

30 day Mind and body challenge

After looking at loads and loads of different 30 day challenges (mainly on Pinterest), I decided that I needed to use a mixture of different ones to achieve my goals for my family.  I wanted a challenge that we could all do together and one that would exercise both our bodies and minds at the same time. (See below for our challenge grid.)

I decided to add a plank and squat challenge for exercise, yoga poses for flexibility, and a drawing challenge for our creativity. I have also taught the children to meditate for 5 minutes after our workout.  Since doing this challenge I have found that my children are much calmer and ready for anything we are doing that day.