Thursday, January 31, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
- 4 equal sides but no right angles
- 6 equal sides
- a triangle with 3 equal sides
- 1 curved side with no angles
- 5 lines of symmetry
- a triangle with 2 equal sides
- a four sided shape but no parallel sides
- 4 sides, 4 right angles and 2 lines of symmetry
- 4 equal sides and 4 lines of symmetry
- a triangle with a corner
- Now write a clue for a 'parallelogram'
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Many years ago we went on a family skiing holiday (I know, you can tell already that there's going to be a disaster involved here). Before we set off, mum and dad took us to the artificial slope and we all had some lessons. Picture the scene; the class of about 8-10 beginners all lined up along the side of the slope, each in turn stepping out and starting down the hill doing snowplough turns.
And then it was mums turn. She started off fine, but she was a bit 'all snowplough and no turn' with the result that she skiied into the line of waiting beginners on the side of the slope, knocking them all down like dominoes. Every single last one.
Not content with that, just before she skiied off the side of the slope onto the grass, she pulled off the most phenomenal snowplough that pulled her right back onto the slope, straight into the path of the student who had set off before her, knocking him down too. If I remember correctly, Dad got a broken finger out of the whole incident.
Most people would have given up after that, not my mum. I remember standing at the bottom of the slope later that night and overhearing two Mummies (who were watching their kids, also in our ski class) saying 'Look, here comes that woman in the green hat again.' In fact, punters were coming out of the clubhouse with their beers to spectate!
Turns out my hubby (I didn't know him then) was teaching at the same ski-slope at that time, although not on that night, and even HE got to hear of the 'woman in the green hat'! Imagine the pride he must have felt so many years later to be able to tell his coaching colleagues that HE was marrying the daughter of the legendary 'woman in the green hat'. Though to be fair, she wore a brown hat to our wedding. The type you'd wear with a camel coat, but thats a whole new blog!
Bless you mum, now the blogging world knows where I get it from!
Sunday, January 06, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
This is a short animation by a local company which is to be aired on TV sometime soon.
It's a nice wee story, but the reason I have posted it here is because my son was the 'model' they used to produce the animation of the young boy and he had an absolute ball.
Thanks to all concerned for this priceless opportunity!