As you know, last week's rain melted much of the snow around the school playground.
However, freezing temperatures over the weekend have covered the ground with a slippery sheet of solid ice. Since the school is in a small forest, with nary a flat surface in sight, this makes for extremely treacherous passage.
Benjamin practicing the bum walk
While we realize you have no control over the changing weather patterns, we feared broken bones had our boys (and, in particular, accident-in-waiting B boy) attended school today.
This explains why they were not present at attendance call this morning, and we hope you understand that we only acted with the best interests of our children in mind.
We also want to assure you that despite missing school, the boys did work very, very hard today.
In fact, they are absolutely wiped after a long day in our improvised classroom...
...where we covered science:
What goes up....
must come down:
How long does it take a 7 year old to complete a slalom run? What about an 11 year old?
...a vision test:
Who can spot the numbers on the chair lift?
...and even geography:
Name that town:
Our only regret is that we ran out of time before we could get to the ethics and morals class. We will be covering that subject later (just as soon as the boys have forgotten the meaning of the word truancy, which they picked up during our language class).
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
The Responsible Parents of Christopher and Benjamin