Did you hear the joke about the sky?
Well done for all the learning you are doing at home. Thank you for sending the pictures and emails - I love seeing what you are up to.
We love a joke in Barn Owls. Here is a selection sent to me from Colette: (scroll down for punch lines)
1. Did you hear the joke about the sky?
2. How do you use an ancient Egyptian doorbell?
3. What did the buffalo say to his child when he went away on a trip?
My father was 7 on VE day (so who can calculate his age now...?) and remembers flags being hung from the windows. We still have those flags and so we hung them up as well. Thank you for sending in your diaries of the day ("best day ever" wrote Reuben) and for letting me know how you marked the day.
I have heard stories of jigsaws indoors and sensory circuits outdoors. You have told me about science in the kitchen, and I have seen a lot of cooking efforts. Ben's traffic light cookies were genius!
Reuben's pack of (world?) 'flags and facts' continues with South America. I wonder what games he has thought of to play with them?
Colette has been planting veg, Martha training her dog to jump through a hoop and Charles has been perfecting his rugby kick (that's him in the thumbnail for this blog). This is an extraordinary time to do things that you like to do. I have been doing yoga each weekday morning and been trying to play the piano, slowly!
Finally, here is the start of Freya's spine-tingling ghost writing piece. You can tell from the very start that in this story one of the characters is going to show great bravery in the face of fear. How would YOU write the rest of it?
“Let’s tell a ghost story!” said Asher, “It will be fun, I promise!”
Flo turned to Asher and stuttered,” Ok then… but don’t make it TOO scary!”
Flo was a timid little girl, who was easily scared - especially when it came to the dark.
Ready for those punch lines?
Did you hear the one about the sky?
It went right over your head!
What did the buffalo say to his child when he went away on a trip?
Bison (did you know there are different kinds? watch this video here)
How do you use an ancient Egyptian doorbell?
Toot- and -come-in
(PS. you can read more about Tutankhamun by clicking here)