This week has been full of opportunities for learning and it’s not just the kids that have benefited. It’s been a busy but productive week where we’ve all been putting our brain cells to good use.
The kids are both doing after-school clubs this term, on the same night too which is a huge bonus. Daisy is doing science again, it’s one of her favourite subjects she loves doing experiments and learning how things work. This week she investigated the world of mini-beasts, she chose to investigate the centipede and found out lots of facts about them. She came home with a plan for a mini-beast habitat to show us. Learning is so much more fun if it’s about something you are really interested in I think.
Jake has been going to construction club, I’m not exactly what he’s learning as he doesn’t really tell me much about it. He’s having fun though and that’s what’s important.
On Tuesday morning I went to the first parent workshop of the year in Jake’s class. This time it was all about phonics, we got to watch our children in a typical session to see the sort of activities they do. The whole purpose of the workshop is so we, as parents can help them to learn at home too. I always really enjoy these sessions and always come away having learned a thing or two as well. The kids use words like digraph, phonemes, and graphemes which I think for reception class is mighty impressive.
I’ve also been learning this week, it’s an unexpected bonus to reading lots of books. When I’m reading I often have to pause and google the meaning of a word or look up a person or place that the book is describing. I’ve learned so much and extended my vocabulary just by picking up a book. I do this with movies as well, especially if I’m watching something based on a real person or event. Every day is a school day or so the saying goes.
You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Kindness.