We went to an awesome science fair at the museum about a week ago. Awesome. Loved it. So did the kids.
One of the activities was making a bouncy ball. I thought it was worth recording the recipe. Problem is, I'm not sure I've got it completely right. It was over a week ago!
If anyone sees a mistake, please point it out.
Kylie and Jack (aka Steve "You can call me Stephen for short" Irwin) under their make-shift shelter for the night.
At least we know that if our children were stuck in the back yard they'd know what to do.
The photo above is how the game ended up (with Kylie's help).
This is how you play.
First we played Connect Four.
Then we played Noughts and Crosses.
Then Jack said, "Let's play my game." And he drew this plan to explain it to me.
We are radical! Well, not so much anymore. For the record, I thought home schooling was the best way to go years and years before I got married and had children. I mean, c'mon. The teacher/student ratio for a start is streets ahead of a school classroom. And I had been a primary school teacher. I knew how it was. As hard as you try, some kids just get left behind, or remain unchallenged. I just knew that even the "average" kids had so much more in them to give that was just not coming out!
Maybe I was just a crap teacher.
Still, when I raised the idea of home schooling our children with my wife, she was enthusiastically...against the idea.