Today we discussed chapters 4 and 5. Instead of reading these chapters again I held the book up and discussed some of the fun things in the chapter. I explained the game of croquet and how odd it was to play it with flamingos and hedgehogs. We discussed the trial. The children could not remember who was on trial and when I told them it was the Jack of Hearts I could see the vacant looks in their eyes. Then it occurred to me to ask them if they had ever seen a deck of cards? To my surprise most of them said NO so I whipped out my deck of cards (bought for craft time) and showed them the King, the Queen and the Jack! I also asked if they knew the poem " The Queen of hearts made some tarts all on a summer's day! " but they hadn't! I'll add that to my list of things to teach children....:)
For our learning exercise the children built a simple puzzle which only tested if they could put the numbers 1 to 9 in order. The older children answered a few multiple choice questions. At craft time we made the Queen's army! Take a look!
Ok off now to see about this tea party or the children may just be screaming "Off with her head!" tomorrow. :)