Monday, 9 July 2012

Back & Olympics!

It's been a *long* while since we posted here!  We're back & thought we'd make a start with the Olympic Games.

There's been so much coverage on the TV about the Olympic Torch relay & we were lucky enough to have it visit us in our County...the relay visited some really lovely places in Norwich, so we managed to see part of the relay.  What better way to do an Olympic 2012 lapbook than adding your own torch relay & local photos, which is what we've done.

Here's one of the torch relay heading out of Norwich, it was a lovely sunny day and the atmosphere was very community based & fun, regardless of the early hour!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

BrightSpark Maths Trial - 10 parents needed

Firstly, apologies it hasn't been busy here recently. I've got a couple of reviews to add over the coming week which I'll put on here.

I thought you may be interested in this....BrightSpark is looking for around 10 families to trial and review their online maths tutoring. Further details can be found here at: Mums Like You  if you do wish to take part, I'm open to a family guest posting their review of it on here (not essential though), to share their experiences as well, especially useful if you don't have a blog and want to take tell the blogosphere about it!.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Royal Albert Hall - Free Tickets for Home Educators (9/11/10)

Spotted this on


We would like to offer home educators complimentary tickets for the Music for
Youth Schools Prom on Tuesday 9 November.

Come along and experience the excitement of one of the world’s greatest concert
halls and celebrate the fantastic music-making in our schools, colleges and
communities across the country.

Featuring classical favourites including Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Sibelius’s
Finlandia, witness a unique performance of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody alongside
sensational samba, gospel, big band and folk performances.

Presented by Classic FM’s Margherita Taylor and folk musician Sam Lee.

The concert commences at 7pm and will finish by 10pm at the latest.

If you would like to apply for free tickets please quote 7001 when booking
online at or
quote `free ticket offer’ when booking by phone on 020 7589 8212.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

New Carnival of Homeschooling has started

Carnival of Homeschooling

We have joined in the fun again with Carnival of Homeschooling :)

If you've not visited a Carnival before, then you're in for a treat. This issues topics are varied, with a really good mix.

It can be likened to walking into a sweet shop, and having some new inspiration :) Hope you'll enjoy the Carnival, kind thanks to Dewey's Treehouse for hosting it :)

Monday, 1 November 2010

You Wouldn't Want to be an Egyptian Mummy! by David Stewart

Title: You Wouldn't Want to be an Egyptian Mummy! Disgusting things you'd rather not know.

Author: David Stewart
ISBN: 0750030658
Publisher: Wayland 2001

Rating 5/5

This book is ideal if your child wants a more in depth look at mummification and the Egyptian preparation for the afterlife.  It details vividly with cartoons how Egyptians were prepared for their mummification, including information on what happened with body parts, which tools an embalmer may have used, the symbols and hieroglyphics used and mummies through history.

A really fascinating read, our next project involves mummifying action men to see how it was this is a great way to explain everything in depth first!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Rummikub - A Game of Numbers, Logic and Strategy

Rummikub has been a favorite in our house for the past 15 years, mainly used by adults up until this week.  Our boys are now joining in playing it with us.

Similar to Gin Rummy, in this version numbered coloured tiles are used and the first to empty their tile holder wins.  Players must lay a sum of at least 30 tiles to start, once tiles are laid anyone can add to them and manipulate them.  Tiles must be placed in either sequential order, or same number but different colours.  No few than 3 tiles can be left as a group, if there are less than 3 tiles left after manipulating them then those left must be placed in the players tile holder to use another time.  

A fantastic strategy game which is very addictive, an active lateral thinking game, with each game being different.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

If You Give A Moose A Muffin by Laura Joffe Numeroff

If You Give a Moose a Muffin (If You Give... Books) is a favorite for us.  Numeroff easily draws the reader into the story, which is fairly easy to predict from the gorgeous illustrations.  Our youngest has great fun telling me the story first, then I read it to him again whilst he enjoys listening and preempting the next sentence.

This is a easy read, easy on the ears and easy to take in. Homeschool Share has resources for both this book and others in the series, such as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie [With CD (Audio)] (If You Give... Books).

Title: If You Give A Moose A Muffin
Author: Laura Joffe Numeroff
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 978-0064433662

Rating 5/5