Thursday, June 7, 2012

Buddies ~ chicks and rainy painting

***In September 2011 6 families got together and started Buddies Home School. Each week we meet in each other's home and follow a simple rhythm: movement and music, craft/ baking, snack time, free play and story time. Each part of the session is led by a different family. We are sharing this week's session with you here...***

This week was such a lovely session with Buddies. I loved it with all my heart and I think everyone else did too. One of the great things about how our group is structured is that it is so flexible. When we got to Susan's house today she told us how a farmer down the road from us has new little chicks and we could go and see them. 
 We set off down the lane and into the farm yard. As we got there the milk tanker had arrived to collect the milk which was very exciting, then we had a peep into a trailer in the middle of the yard,
 and there was mama hen with her 5 baby chicks. Oh they were so sweet!

 Joa learnt to say 'chick' :-)
We headed home escorted part way by Barney the farm dog. We did wonder if he was going to join in the painting but he turned and went home again.
 After a snack, I set up the paints outside at the table. It started to drizzle but we persevered.

 Next week we are having a special Buddies Ice Cream Party to raise money for CoAction. Our littlest Buddy uses some of  brilliant services provided by CoAction and so we thought we would like to do something to support the Clonakilty center. We thought we would host an Ice Cream Party for friends and family. We are going to serve ice creams, baking, teas and coffee's and juices in return for a donation to CoAction.

We thought the Buddies would like to wear special badges or hats to identify themselves as an official helper, so we made these sweet little signs for them to wear on the day.
 We had to finish them off inside as the rain continue to pour...
 but it didn't stop the boys from completing some very important building work.

We finished this lovely session with this story:

which has sparked some great ideas for summer activities.

N.B. if you would like to support CoAction please do get in touch via their website :-)

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