Saturday, 24 May 2008

Photoblog Saturday

Grit is determined to use this blog as a means of trapping what the little Gritlets actually do in their home education, otherwise people will think I really do loaf about on the sofa all day long sinking vast quantities of beer.

Look, here's something. After their tennis lesson the Gritlets made perfume, so I can call that chemistry.


They have done this project before. That time we were cruel and made them market the stuff. We called it a lesson in business studies and possibly rambled on about language, how I reckoned you couldn't use New and Improved for perfume, but apparently now you can use it for sausages and not just washing powder, so who am I to say. Then Daddy Dig had to fork out £1.50 for three bottles of sludge and I got out the baked potatoes as a reward for effective team building.

But this time, I draw the line at dabbing the mashed up daisies and mud behind my ears.

8 comments:

Kelly Jene said...

That looks like an interesting experiment. Maybe I'll have my boys try it. Though I shudder to think what they might consider cologne. Ugh.

OvaGirl said...

Excellent lesson. I think you could have pushed further and got them to come up with an advertisement for each fragrance. As part of that they must determine who the "face" of their fragrance will be, bearing in mind Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and Isabella Rosselini are taken.
A slogan would also be good. I think Shark would be most of the way there already...
It's like living in a chocolate house and being allowed to eat the walls.

sharon said...

You could have added 'Computer Studies' to the list if you'd let them design then print labels and advertisements. Then there's Cookery (Home Economics?), I was looking at a recipe the other day that required rosewater as one of the ingredients, but that may be taking things a little too far... Fun thinking up how many subjects can be covered by just one activity/lesson.

Grit said...

hi kelly jene! thank you for this thought! regarding wee in small bottles ... apparently wee is useful for science experiments ... discovering that fact was not a good moment.

hi ovagirl and sharon! it sounds like you are both natural born home educators! i'd say this is just the right state of mind! will you be joining the HE clan?!

Elizabeth said...

Why did this remind me of you?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/7432802.stm

Mean Mom said...

You speak of lying about on the sofa all day long and sinking vast quantities of beer, as if it's wrong!

Baked potatoes as a reward? What, no big bonus? What an innovative idea! It should catch on. If there is any justice in this world, it will!

Grit said...

oh yes elizabeth! it is always a delight to hear of more triplets successfully beaming down to take over planet earth. can we all toast the mother and father of the drama and wish them well... i think it was an informal survey of triplet parents carried out about 6 years ago on one of the US triplet lists that found some 75% of parents of triplets split up within the first 3 years. (don't tell the new parents that, obviously.)

oh mean mom, you are so right! if only my ideas about business incentives could catch on! i'm sure the world would be a happier place! with plenty of tomato sauce!

sharon said...

I think my opportunity to participate in the delights of HE are lost in the mists of time past. My little boys will be 24 and 29 later this month and have both left home! I suppose there's a remote possibility of grandchildren at some stage before
I go completely ga-ga, but I think I'd rather spoil them rotten than educate them lol