**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...***
Today's Buddies session was all about chicks. Kirsten was hosting and 3 of her hens have recently hatched out broods.
We started off with our usual circle time singing lots of songs, many of which were about dogs (you know incy wincy dog and such like...which was funny) I'm not entirely sure we managed to sing one chick song, but the rest of the day was all about chicks...
After painting the kids helped each other get ready to go out into the garden (which was sweet)
We went inside the hen house to check for eggs. As Joa and little Z barged in, I saw 2 hens in the corner obviously trying to find a bit of peace to lay their eggs. One of them clapped eyes on the boys charging towards her and stood up in a flurry and as she did so an egg popped out of her. I swear I could almost hear her shriek 'Oh Sh*t!!!!'. It was like watching a cartoon (which was very, very funny)!
Big M had found some super puddles and got rather wet (much to his surprise!), he agreed with his mum that a change of trousers would be a good idea and as she led him to the car he hopped straight in a big muddy one and splashed her completely (which was funny).
It was such a funny session and I laughed so much. The only sad moment for me was when I realised that Joa and I only have perhaps 7 more Buddies sessions left before we finish :-( but still, we have the most wonderful memories!