Over the past fortnight we've been learning about Ancient Egyptian Priests, Mummies and More, as well as another course called Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics and More.
We can't attend the online classes (because it's 3am New Zealand time), but we can still take part in live weekly chats and participate in forum questions. Yes, we would like to join in the live classes, but one of the deciding factors for me, was the fact that they were advertised as "attendance not compulsory." Both classes are of interest to us and knowing we can access everything on Moodle 24/7, I reckon it's all good value. Ms Jean also tries to accommodate all families by arranging live chats at a time convenient - wherever we are around the world. That's truly super.
Hopefully I feel better rested by next week's classes because I'd love to get the children up to join in at least one online class - yes, 3am. We've done it before with other classes, but following my miscarriage I'm feeling rather tired still. What I wouldn't give for one day to just sleep-in, or just laze about to recoup a bit faster! However, I'd like to think I'll be okay to get up and join in this week. It's all just one day at a time still, so we shall have to wait and see.
We have two activities we need to complete before classes, and with luck they'll both be done by Sunday night. They are both fun activities, but of course I cannot break any copyright laws by mentioning anything here, but again, they are things which I like about the course. Activities provided for each week to keep things interesting, fun and hands-on.
Tamāhine 1 starts back with her Book Club this week. She's really looking forward to it, which is great. I'm so pleased she didn't hesitate to join in the discussions with the last class. That was one of the goals I had when registering her the first time, so I am thrilled she did so without hesitation. Being whakamā isn't such a bad thing, but teaching the children how to move out of their comfort zone is a challenge when I'm rather whakamā myself, lol.
The children enjoyed acting as patients at yesterday's St John exercise. They were there by 7.30am as required and enjoyed themselves all day.
Whaiāipo was asked to be a patient when he dropped the children off, but because he had tama 3 with him, it would've been too difficult to play a patient while keeping an eye on tama 3 in such an open space. Had I known, I would've kept tama 3 home with me, but we'll definitely keep it mind for the next exercise programme. Anything to help out eh?
Well, that's probably enough for today. Time for lunch and to start thinking about working on our exercises for Ancient Egyptian Priests, Mummies and More and Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics and More classes.
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