Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Off to the Fair
The Science Fair that is. To see the final product of all the bits and pieces that have been hanging around the girls' classrooms for the last month! Until now it has looked like a pile of recyclable rubbish....but I am assured that it is all productive and not rubbish at all. In fact, all those bits and pieces and piles of stuff are actually useful, working inventions! I dunno...you could've fooled me!
You know what? I can't wait until this general studies unit is over. It has been a brain teasing, mind bending unit for us at home as well as at school. It will be three or four years before Mr Busy comes across this in his 5/6 years and I'm so glad it has to wait that long! The girls' homework this fortnight has been to invent a musical instrument (at home!!!), write a report with specific criteria and then write a piece of music that goes for a minute. Oh. My. Goodness. Talk about overwhelming. I'm a proficient musician and I wouldn't dream of trying to write a piece of music. I told the girls they only needed 60 notes and make sure the tempo is at 60. Don't make that tempo the comfortable 70-80 that I tend to like.....you'll get to the end too fast!
As for the day so far. Potatoes are cooked. Roasted vegetable salad is roasted. Chicken is marinating. I'm well under control for dinner on Thursday night. I had a friend pop in and sit across the bench and chat with me while I chopped and baked. That was a nice way to distract me from cutting up 3 pumpkins LOL. I even got the floors mopped and a loo scrubbed. How's that for productive!!!!! I need to vacuum and have lunch before 1.30pm. I reckon I could manage that in an hour. The sunshine is beckoning me outside to turn over the vegie garden bed though.......
Mum and Dad are arriving this arvo for a quick overnighter. I'm an Aunty again to another precious big baby boy, thanks to the older of my two brothers and his amazing wife. We will pop down there on Friday. The kids have the day off and we'll have time to spend then. Miss Sunshine was doing the figuring this morning. Thirteen cousins in Daddy's family. Four full cousins and two step cousins in Mummy's family.