Thursday, October 22, 2015

Penguin cupcakes {Arctic and Antartica Unit study}

As you know I LOVE a theme so when you have such a great unit study like the Arctic and Antartic you have LOADS to play with! So for a Tea Party Thursday treat we made some yummo Penguin Cupcakes we saw HERE.
Sophia is the queen of creating in the kitchen so with some icing, Oreo's, apricots and silver balls our rookery of penguins were ready to eat!!

How cute do they look?? They tasted super great too!!
Smiles The Torrents'

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Penguin Height chart {Arctic and Antartica Unit sudy}

During our last unit study on all things cold I came across a cool idea to make life size penguins so the children could "measure" up against them! We looked at some books for a guide and found THIS picture too and got to work drawing some life like penguins! Sophia and Esther helped me paint them and this was the final result!!
 Emperor, King, Gentoo, Chipstrap, African and Fairy

Sapphire loved seeing how "BIG" she was compared to the penguins, Esther found out that she is about the same size as a King Penguin and Hannah, Sophia and Zeke are all taller than an Emperor, though they wouldn't like to actually be standing in a group of them cause they really are pretty big!!

Hannah set to work making up some labels for each one including weight, height and lifespan.
It was a great exercise for our Antarctica study!!
Smiles The Torrents'

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The beginning of another term

We kicked started our last term for the year.... can you believe it!!?? WOW term 4!! There has been much going on with our home up for sale and open homes and viewings and holidays and 3 birthdays in there too!
 So it felt really good that the little girls and I had some special learning time before everyone else was up!! We did some flash cards, magic 100 words - the Golden words Esther is learning and even a spot of nature study! I have these cool maths cards that we also had some fun with.

Of course the older children did eventually get moving so they were doing their spelling, English, Maths and bible verses. After lunch Esther and Sophia had some media time, they are currently watching The Sleeping Beauty Ballet on You tube. Other than a few "moments" during the day it was a pretty great start to the last term of the year!
Hope your school time is going well,
Smiles The Torrents'