This last week or so have been busy with hospital/doctors appointments so I haven’t had much to post about. We haven’t even been skating as I was worried about Jack’s mouth healing after the surgery he had. He is still talking a little odd but back to his normal bouncy chatty self the last couple of days which is good.

At the moment Jack is focused on his DIY badges and we have completed a few random challenges he wanted to try including smashing open some rocks to see what was inside. He wants to work on the Veterinarian patch next. I made some adaptations to Toby the tortoises table to add in a second level and ramp and Jack helped with that and chose a new plant for Toby.

Today we worked through some of a unit study on whales from Currclick. It has a little bit of writing, reading, maths, science and some crafts and computer work including. Jack has learnt how to find pictures on a search engine and then save them to the laptop. Then how to import them into publisher and arrange/stretch and rotate them to create a collage of the pictures he saved. Later we are going to make some sweet bread swirls.

Toby's new house

Toby’s new house


We have been slow getting fully back into things since the holidays but despite two hospital appointments (one for an operation) we have got loads done so far this week. Jack has been loving Sum Dog as always and has been getting to grips with taking photos and videos using his 2DS.

Last week we did the mentos/coke experiment with good results and are planning to repeat it using a whole packet of mentos instead of just one and complete a few more DIY challenges including making bird seed feeders. Last Monday was also the monthly PDA group meet up near us which we went along too.

Monday ended up being very much a computer day with Sum Dog, Reading Eggspress and lots of BBC Bitesize and then some junk modelling and cutting and sticking for creativity and fine motor skills. Seemed to be a lot of cutting and not much sticking to me though! lol Jack made a mask and then said his eyes weren’t ‘long enough’ to see through both holes at the same time but a couple of toilet rolls made a perfect set of binoculars. Yesterday we read some ocean books and make oobleck to complete the chemist badge on DIY as well as some Studyladder tasks and various maths games.

Oobleck 2


Tomorrow I am planning to take it easy as jack had an operation today (on his teeth) and do some science work book or body project and then maybe make play dough or bake something before it’s back off to the hospital to see the ophthalmologist for a check up. Also hoping to finish off the geologist patch this week so I can order a few at a time and hopefully save a bit on postage as teh patches come from America. Then he will have baker, Lego master, geologist and chemist patches. Time to make a decision on what to stitch them on to as well.

I have learnt a new chain maille weave that I have tried several times and failed at, completely by accident while making something else.