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Archive for June, 2009

This Week

Our plans for
Week 5, Block 5, Dorothea Term (Break Week)
Absolutely nothing:-) Other than to rest up a bit:-)

Pinata Cake

For Paddington’s birthday.
pinata cake
broken pinata cakeIt was surprisingly straightforward—and a real hit!:-)

This Week

Our plans for
Week 4, Block 5, Dorothea Term

Puggle
Chapter 14 ‘Animals’ from Song School Latin by Amy Rehn
‘Liber-ality’, ‘Kissed by the Moon’ from The Orchard Book of Roman Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean
”The Ant and the Dove’, ‘The Man and the Satyr’, ‘The Lion’s Share’ from Aesop’s Fables for Children Illustrated by Milo Winter
The Muddle-headed Wombat by Ruth Park
‘Jorinde and Joringel’ from Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
‘Limericks’ The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense by Edward Lear
Copywork: ‘th’, ‘ow’, ‘hippo’
RightStart B

Bilby
‘Things We Do’ from European Word Book by Richard Scarry
‘Up the wooden hill to Blanket Fair’, ‘If I had a donkey’ from My Very First Mother Goose Iona Opie
‘My Bed is a Boat’, ‘The Moon’ from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert L. Stevenson
‘The Nettle Spinner’ from The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter (I’ve borrowed a number of these on CD, and have found that’s helped a lot with reading them this time around!)
Au lit, petit monstre! by Mario Ramos

Everyone
mures tres
iam iam (Right now)
Un Éléphant qui se Balançait
Excuse-moi (Excuse me)
Folksong: My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Composer: Franz Liszt
Work: Liebestraum for piano
Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
Work: On Board a Sailing Ship
Music: Beat (p. 25 The Kodaly Method I)
See Saw, Margery Daw
Art: Wax Crayons
Textured Papers (p. 84/85 The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas)
‘Key’, ‘Lake’ from Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary by Jack Knowlton
‘The Middle Kingdom of Egypt’ from The Story of the World: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer
Recorder ‘Semibreve Samba’ from Black Belt Recorder 1

Food Post Friday

Friday: Dinner with Paddington’s folks to celebrate his birthday.
Saturday: Dinner with friends to celebrate Paddington’s birthday.
Sunday: Roast Beef with Vegies.
Monday: Dinner with Granny and Grandpa.
Tuesday: Curried Sausages.
Wednesday: Dinner with Grandma and Grandad.
Thursday: Minestrone and Bread.

This Week

Our plans for
Week 3, Block 5, Dorothea Term

Puggle
Chapter 13 ‘Pets’ from Song School Latin by Amy Rehn
‘A Wild Goose Chase’ from The Orchard Book of Roman Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean
‘The Cat and the Old Rat’, ‘The Fox and the Crow’ from Aesop’s Fables for Children Illustrated by Milo Winter
The Muddle-headed Wombat by Ruth Park
‘The Story of the Three Bears’ from Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
‘Limericks’ The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense by Edward Lear
Copywork: ‘sh’, ‘ee’, ‘puma’
RightStart B

Bilby
‘When you grow Up’ from European Word Book by Richard Scarry
‘Here am I, Little Jumping Joan’, ‘I had a little nut tree’ from My Very First Mother Goose Iona Opie
‘The Sun’s Travels’ from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert L. Stevenson
‘Rapunzel’ from The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck by Beatrix Potter (I’ve borrowed a number of these on CD, and have found that’s helped a lot with reading them this time around!)
Au lit, petit monstre! by Mario Ramos

Everyone
mures tres
iam iam (Right now)
Un Éléphant qui se Balançait
Excuse-moi (Excuse me)
Folksong: My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Composer: Franz Liszt
Work: Les Preludes
Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
Work: On Board a Sailing Ship
Music: Beat (p. 25 The Kodaly Method I)
Ring a Ring a Rosy
Art: Wax Crayons
Textured Papers, Crayon Rubbings (p. 84/85 The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas)
‘Isthmus’, ‘Jungle’ from Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary by Jack Knowlton
‘Ancient Africa’ from The Story of the World: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer
Recorder ‘Semibreve Samba’ from Black Belt Recorder 1

Birthday Blaze

To celebrate being a year older, I’m planning to sit around a campfire for a couple of hours.

So, Friday night, you’re all welcome to come by from about 8ish onwards. Our kids will (hopefully!) be in bed, but kids are welcome. We’ll have a fire, some spiced apple juice and mulled wine, and some marshmallows. Bring anything else you’d like to eat or drink, and maybe something on which to sit. Dress warmly, I think they’re forecasting about 3˚C that night!

I anticipate being there until either we run out of fire, or until the cold/rain (none forecast for that day, but the days each side might be wet) gets to us.

I’d love to see some of you… but there’s no need to rsvp (although, if you feel inclined I’m happy to hear from you:-) ) Email me (the address is in About Me) for the address if you need it.

This Week

Our plans for
Week 2, Block 5, Dorothea Term

Puggle
Chapter 12 ‘Manners’ from Song School Latin by Amy Rehn
‘Stolen Wives’ from The Orchard Book of Roman Myths by Geraldine McCaughrean
‘Two Travelers and a Bear’, ‘The Dog and his Reflection’, ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’ from Aesop’s Fables for Children Illustrated by Milo Winter
The Muddle-headed Wombat by Ruth Park
‘The Biter Bit’ from Green Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
‘The Nutcrackers and the Sugar Tongs’ The Complete Verse and Other Nonsense by Edward Lear
Copywork: ‘Tiger’, ‘y’, ‘z’
RightStart B

Bilby
‘Winter’ from European Word Book by Richard Scarry
‘Dance to your Daddy’, ‘Puss came dancing out of the barn’ from My Very First Mother Goose Iona Opie
‘Good and Bad Children’, ‘Foreign Children’ from A Child’s Garden of Verses by Robert L. Stevenson
‘Twelve Brothers’ from The Red Fairy Book by Andrew Lang
The Tale of Tom Kitten by Beatrix Potter (I’ve borrowed a number of these on CD, and have found that’s helped a lot with reading them this time around!)
Bonsoir Lune by Margaret Wise Brown

Everyone
decem urnae
Ecce! (Look!)
Tête, épaules, genoux et pieds
Non merci (No thank you)
Folksong: My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose
Composer: Franz Liszt
Work: Les Preludes
Artist: Caspar David Friedrich
Work: Chalk Cliffs on Rugen
Music: Long/Short (p. 24 The Kodaly Method I)
Bounce High
Art: Wax Crayons
Cracked Wax Effect (p. 82/83 The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas)
‘Iceberg’, ‘Island’ from Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary by Jack Knowlton
‘The Far East: Ancient China’ from The Story of the World: Ancient Times by Susan Wise Bauer
Recorder ‘Semibreve Samba’ from Black Belt Recorder 1

Food Post Friday

Friday: Whatever we’re served at the Rogaine.
Saturday: Whatever we’re served at the Hash House.
Sunday: Leftover Bacon and Corn Chowder or Takeaway.
Monday: Dinner with Granny and Grandpa.
Tuesday: Bec’s Antipasto Pasta (made by Puggle).
Wednesday: Dinner with Grandma and Grandad.
Thursday: Gulaschsuppe.
(Friday: We’ll be doing something for my birthday… just a heads up—haven’t settled on any details yet!)

My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose

There’s some information about it here, and .mp3s here and here.

O, my love is like a red, red rose,
that’s newly sprung in June.
O, my love is like a melody,
that’s sweetly play’d in tune.

As fair thou art, my bonnie lass,
so deep in love am I,
And I will love thee still, my dear,
till a’ the seas gang dry.

Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
and the rocks melt wi’ the sun!
And I will love thee still, my dear,
while the sands of life shall run.

And fare the weel, my only love!
And fare the well awhile!
And I will come again, my love.
Tho it were ten thousand mile!