Our circle time this morning also incorporated some "Brain Gym" exercises. I'd learnt about this mode of awakening the brain when I had re-turned to teacher training when Pip was nine months old. This was before being called home to teach my own in an unpaid capacity! I watched the exercises via you tube and we all had fun drawing shapes in the air, wiggling our ears and writing/drawing with our non dominant hand.
We made good progress with our maths and literacy and there has been plenty of down time for the kids to organise there own activities or as Pip calls them, "Activias!" I even managed further time in the loft and the first of my handmade gifts is nearly finished.
Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall saved the day and with the help of this book:
we had drop scones for breakfast, curried fish pie with leeks and greens for lunch, followed by apple turnovers and custard for dessert.