Post by littlemisscheerful on Dec 16, 2014 13:26:46 GMT
My girls are, for various reasosn,s in the same class at school, which is far from ideal. I have requested (and had agreement) that I have each of them at home for 1 day per week, which gives them 2 days apart form each oter, - and a nice day with me. My 12 yr old loves history, and as it's a special school, the curriculum is a bit limited for her, so I plan to do some visists to interesting places with her. My 14 yr old is a bit more tricky, so I'm looking for some inspiration. She likes to cook, so we may spend some time menu writing and cooking, and she could do with doing a bit more exercise, so I may find a pool that's open and take her swimming (which she likes). Her core subjects will be covered at school, so I'm not needing to do maths and literacy with her, but am looking for some other ideas to keep her interested. Any thoughts?
Country Themed days where yu research a country/ dress/ couple of words/ make a collage of most interesting things/ watch a programme/ visit an exhibition around the country And cook food from the country
Make mini documentaries about interesting things in the local area/ interview people etc and film on a phone or camera and keep them
Alternative art projects with different use of materials
Research different inspirational women together and role play interviews/ storyboard their lives/ make a collage of their achievements
Do vision boards (esp) in new year as a wY to think of all the interesting things/ achievements dd wants to do and plan how to achieve them
Pick narrative poems from around the world, get to grips with the story, cast it with dds favourite actors, find costumes, settings etc abd make a trailer/ film poster
Mummy to DD Squirrel Monkey (9), DD Howler Monkey (8), DS Curious George (7), DS Silverback (not quite 1)
I do not know their academic abilities but what about life skills - going to shops to buy ingredients ,washing , cleaning, ironing, planing journeys getting buses, trains .I also did when people meter readers knocked at the door checking ID
Single mum to a mixture of BC and AC all young adults.
Post by littlemisscheerful on Dec 20, 2014 10:55:10 GMT
Great ideas thanks. Only spanner in the works at the mo is that yd thinks it's a rubbish idea, - I hadn't said anything to them as i thought there would be loads of obstacles and didn't want to get their hopes up. bl**dy kids!!! Teacher has sent me schedules of their topic work so I'm going to try and tie in to that as well. Ham, that's a good idea about meter readers - ED is pretty good with stuff if it is well practised so it is the unusual things that might make her freeze.
Sounds brilliant. However did you get the school to agree to flexible schooling for secondary age. Desperately seeking creative ways. Communication with school is so difficult now in year 7. Primary far more on the ball. Over compliant not challenging so invisible .
Post by littlemisscheerful on Jan 14, 2015 15:54:34 GMT
I was worried that i would be told that 'there's nowhere on the register to mark it'. But our school buys into a DDP therapeutic support package, so as schools go, they are pretty good (it is a special school too, and I picked the days where less academic work is done, which definitely helped). HT said that he didn't think it was very different to a child spending a morning doing Equine Therapy. They were really positive about it.