Yes, It happens to all of us, this lesson(s) was a disaster!
The girls had seen a link to the lesson when we had been doing something else on BBC Bitesize and, Freya being the adept reader that she is, managed to read that there were eight videos as part of the learning!
I should have know better, I should have realized the pull of the four sided monster… but naively, given that they are both very science loving, I thought they were interested in the classification of animals.
It fast became a battle of wills….
“If you watch the video you have to do the writing!”
“I need the toilet”
“What’s your first sentence?”
“I need a snack”
“Tell me what you want to write and I will scribe it for you?”
“What can you remember from the video?”
“Let’s at least get one sentence written…”
“Is that the veggie man?”
“Don’t try and distract me, I know what you’re doing… if you watch the video you have to do the writing!”
“Can’t we just watch the next one?”
….”Nick! We are going to need more coffee!”
Needless to say it was not their best work, stubborn v’s stubborn.
I know better…. so do they! I’m sure it will happen again, but hopefully not for a while…