Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Today I'm going to Kindy B to do some sewing. I made an electrical conduit and ebay connector version of the sewing table I saw at the Kleas Blog
I like the Bayeux Tapestry - lots of boats and people
It's very long and tells the story of William the Conquerer-
Sunday, August 25, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
I have a new toy. It is a new phone. And I am testing writing a blog the voice response talk. I do have a slight problem because I do not know how to get it how to do punctuation. I am having some problems persuading it to understand some of the things I'm saying and it's just put in a contraction where I did not expect it. I may have to read the manual.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Maude The Not-So-Noticeable Shrimpton by Lauren Child
I've liked all the Lauren Child books I've read to the girls but I think this on was written for children a bit older and so it went over the heads of the girls a bit - but that's ok. Callie said she didn't like the Tiger... Rosie said she liked the tiger because she has a tiger toy...
If Beaver had a Fever by Helen Ketteman
Which was ok - a rhyming mother and child conversation book.
Sven's birthday tomorrow - will his present arrive in time - this and other mysteries to be discovered tomorrow...
Monday, July 15, 2013
This was another library book:
This Morning Sam Went To Mars (a book about paying attention) by Nancy Carlson
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Polar Opposites by Erik Brooks.
I liked this one because it part of the plot was that Polar Bears and Penguins live at different poles. It makes me happy when childrens books don't enforce those common fallacies that get drummed into peoples heads - like dinosaurs and humans at the same time, polar bears and penguins playing together etc. One might say it's just a children's story but I think there is a difference between talking chickens and telling children that octopuses have 9 babies through a live birth rather than laying hundreds of eggs. (recent cartoon bugbear). I'm ok with fairies and Santa and gnomes in stories but I'm not ok with polar bears and penguins living at the north pole together. So I like this book.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
The A to Z of Fairies by Caroline Stills
The Very Fairy Princess Follows Her Heart by Julie Andrews and Emma Walton Hamilton
The girls are so young they don't even know who Julie Andrews IS.
Friday, July 12, 2013
And for Callie after much deliberation and a "Mummy has already read that one" about another book - we get a different book which I read last week:
The Kangaroo Who Couldn't Hop by Robert Cox and Jim Robins
I don't think the girls get the punch line. That one is either a hand me down or a life line book sale.
Tomorrow we might start the new crop of library books.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Instead we had for Callie:
Little Princess: I Want My New Shoes! by Tony Ross
And for Rosie the first of the stories in the Thomas the Tank Engine Trouble on the Tracks
train tracks book she got from the Life Line book sale. (missing its train) (it was from the $2 section).
It sounds like all their books are from the life line book sale but we're still working our way through the ones they got a month ago. They had a library period in the middle and now they've been finding things on their own shelves.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
The Little Ballerina by Sue Harris
Which Rosie got for her birthday from her Aunty Susan last year (I think).
It's got little envelopes with fold out cards in - and only one card is missing...
The first part of a disney Beauty and the Beast book which was either a hand me down or a lifeline book sale. After visiting the lifeline book sale with my daughters and seeing which books they would choose I understood why we got so many disney and pink shiny books as hand me downs from my nieces.
Monday, July 08, 2013
What Planet Are You From Clarice Bean by Lauren Child
Which we got at the lifeline book sale and I hadn't read before. I enjoyed it but I think as it's about a 9 or 10 year old was probably a bit old for the girls. They were yawning a bit - so they weren't really engaged.
Time, Ted and the Pirates by Ian Whybrow and Russell Ayto
Which was a hand me down from my sister and we read ocassionally.
Which is ok and rhymes - plus it has PIRATES and a Shark that has swallowed a large convertible car and what appears to be a train carriage.
Monday, March 11, 2013
A Bee Dance is like a Map
Bees Live Together - in Hives or Trees
Bees Visit Flowers
Bees Make Honey - BEE SPIT
(Zizina labradus of the family LYCAENIDAE order Lepidoptera)
It was in our garden.
Visit Flowers and drink Nectar
Butterflies Have Scales Like Fish
Caterpillars turn into Buttterflies