Most Fridays at 12 PM J(8) has therapy for his Sensory Processing Disorder. This week, though, his appointment was at 9:30 AM. Combined with the hour long round trip, that took up most of our morning. I had a lovely walk while J(8) had his session.
After lunch C(9) practised her last few multiplication facts using the free booklet Nothin’ But the Facts.
One strategy the book suggests for the twelve times table is tens plus twos. So 12 x 11 is 10 x 11, plus double eleven. C(9) also enjoys the number patterns the book leads you to discover.
I like how all the multiplication tips make you think about numbers instead of just requiring rote memorisation.
J(8), meanwhile, is enjoying working through Life of Fred: Ice Cream. He’s very pleased with himself this week for discovering that a ream of paper is 500 sheets. It’s the random things, sometimes!
J(8) wants to reproduce the experiment. Now I just have to figure out how to produce a 24hz sound wave.
In the meantime we made our own “Moaning Myrtle” – a vibrating hex nut inside a balloon. I couldn’t find any nuts in the tool box so I had to attack C(9)’s project chair with a spanner.
I was very proud of myself for remembering to screw the nut back on later.
While C(9) packed for this weekend’s Cub Camp, J(8) helped me make blueberry muffins. We used a packet mix, so for once the results were gluten-free and edible.
We enjoyed our muffins with cocoa and poetry.
At 4:15PM I dropped C(9) at her Stagecoach class and took J(8) to trampolining.
Week in My Life has been lots of fun. And next week my family are going to enjoy not feeling like they’re starring in a reality TV show. 😉