Phew, a frantic few weeks doing some renovation on studio and home. Speaking of which: This months Child Magazine features a story on Extenders, which actually has nothing to do with home renovation but does provide a pretty tenuous segue.
When a child shows academic ability or interests a bit beyond their peers, occasionally it is recommended by the school they spend a day or two a week in a higher grade. This is currently called Extending. And trying to find an interesting angle on it, I took it out of the classroom, put it in the playground and turned a game of marbles into an astronomy lesson.