This autumn tree seemed such a fascinating idea that we made our own version. Our autumn ideas are
- a conker hunt-now done
- scrunch in leaves
- read autumn books-I haven't quite decided which ones yet
- celebrate Reformation Day on 31st October
- plant hyacinths
- make pumpkin soup
- rake leaves
- walk in the woods
Spiders have been a bit of a theme this week, both the beautiful real one on the washing line and with a couple of activities. I've got another activity up my sleeve, thanks to a conversation with a friend in the park, but we haven't done that one yet.
This activity from Almost Unschoolers was a great success. Mr Exuberance who is 31months was able to paint happily and produce a result worthy of the wall.
Sun hats and wellie boots had another exciting spider activity. I'm afraid that we didn't have a canvas so did this on coloured activity paper. Only a couple of weeks ago, I had seen really good value canvases but passed them over as I couldn't think what to do with them. Anyway, the children loved making these. Miss Belle has decided that she isn't too fond of spiders so made a jelly fish instead but Mr Exuberance and Middle Son, who had decided to join in as a relief from learning a new maths concept, produced spiders.
Finally, something that we haven't done yet but which has produced much enthusiasm from the children is a unit study about chocolate. Probably a treat for the end of term. I shall look forward to it!