Term 1, Week 1
This week I was most surprised that Leyla already knew how to add 1+1 without me needing to teach her. It's amazing what kids pick up without us even realising. She was really good at adding bigger numbers aswell, I only went up to 11 but she added 5+6 really easily. I had a pile with 6 legos in and a pile with 5 legos in and asked her to add them together. She put them all into one pile and added them up together. I also tried to teach her how to count on her fingers but she was getting bored by that point so I don't think it went in properly. Will teach her that again next week.
The girl's nan has just got back from Spain and she brought them some maracas and castanets back, and Paul had bought them a tambourine so we all got up on the hearth and played band. I even taught them how to bow at the end :P We were mint!
I filled the bathtub up and we dropped in some things I found in the bathroom. I asked Leyla which ones she thought would sink and which ones she thought would float. She did pretty well guessing the hair bobble, ring and bracelet but she thought the soap dish would float and the rubber duck would sink. Still pretty impressive though and gave me the chance to explain that some things that look like they should float might just surprise you and sink.