Benedict has worked hard this past week; we've covered daily maths work, some of which he has managed independently. We've also been following some of the suggestions outlined in the Real Learning book by Elizabeth Foss. Our Advent reading material is based upon the books written by Tomie de Paola. If you are interested in further info then click on this link http://ebeth.typepad.com/reallearning/ and look for the category Advent clicking. Her Serendipity site is also jam packed with stuff too! Benedict really enjoyed reading Merry Christmas Strega Nona and when he narrated the story to me, I was astounded how much information he remembered. From the tiniest descriptive detail to passages of speech it was all there, in all I scribed four sides of A4 paper in the process. He is currently working on his drawing to accompany the narration.
We have had fun making spiced Advent biscuits and have been packaging them up to send to friends and family. I've been busy making felt craft gifts and have so far made mug coasters, nativity finger puppets and have nearly finished my season swap, evergreen felt trees and a King Winter. I need to get my skates on as the package is being sent to Nepal! So without further ado I will leave you with this weeks offerings for the December Photo Project:
Sunday bird chasing!
Monday St Nicholas Day.
Our Lady candle.