Monday 19 November 2012

November Inspiration

This November ,we've had some wonderful mellow sunshiny days. Walking outside through the leaves in the cool sun is a wonderful gift.

November always seems a hard working month so the first three links are about learning.

Debbie has produced an amazing resource in her geography book list by country. This is worth book marking.

Claire, at Angelicscalliwags does the most amazing work with her children. I loved the Simon Says for angles and modified it for numbers, using fingers, for my little ones.

She also has a fascinating post on Viking runes.

Annie Kate has inspired me with her reading week. I'm not sure that my voice is up to reading aloud all week but once the younger children are independent readers I don't think I can imagine a more pleasant way to spend a week at home.

Naomi is a friend whose third child was diagnosed with leukaemia, last year. She has written Lessons in the darkness about this. She shows how God has been with them in the trials and talks about the "Why" question.

This term, I've needed to find many, many occupations for my youngest. Of course, I read and play with him but he does need activities whilst his sister has her reading time or help with her maths or when his older brother needs to be taught a new concept or go through work with me. I've been reading about Toddler Trays. I've looked at this concept before and even got some vaguely suitable drawers but never quite incorporated it. Probably now is the time!

Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers!


  1. Thanks so much for including me! I shall come back at the end of the week and visit all your other suggestions. We've got a viking presentation on Friday and I'm still struggling to find that extra 2 hours I need each day! Things will start to calm down for me after the presentation. Phew!

  2. I understand about needing an extra 2 hours! Hope the presentation goes well.

  3. Thanks for posting a link to my page. :) The tot trays are great! I used them for my youngest from ages 2-4, and it was a huge help. I mostly visited charity shops to get things for the activities. Counting Coconuts has loads of awesome ideas for the trays, too.

  4. Thanks, Debbie, I will look at Counting Coconuts. It isn't a site I've seen before.