This week in our child-led homeschool…
I don’t have a lot of photos to share with you this week. Jack and Sarah still went about their usual play and learning but unfortunately I missed a lot of it since I was trying to overcome a nasty cold. I squeezed fresh juice and nursed a sore throat with homemade lemonade, but mostly rested.
Here’s a couple photos though that I did take in between naps on the couch.
Sarah has been working very hard on writing her name. This week in introduced the other letters of her name. Jack’s been making more project boards. This time with superheroes. The walls in his room are looking quite full now with all his artwork. I mentioned last week that I had been trying to encourage Jack to draw arms and legs in more detail but he wasn’t interested. This week he came to me saying, “Mummy, I understand what you mean now about proper arms and legs!” I guess I just had to wait for him to figure it out. He’s also spent a lot of time this week recreating epic battle scenes. Mostly Star Wars but some superheroes too. Each one of these pictures has a story, each character is playing a role. With each drawing, Jack tells me in great detail about each battle. He then cuts it out and I peg it on his noticeboard. 🙂
I never thought I would love a Star Wars interest so much! He is so engaged, so focussed. And the stories are just magic!And of course, more essential vocabulary for Jack’s books. Earlier in the week we spent a lovely day with my sister and her husband at the Floriade flower festival. Floriade is so beautiful; tulips, daffodils, jonquils, pansies, petunias… as far as the eye can see. We look forward to it every year.
Simple days spent climbing trees barefoot and running in long grass along the lake.Sarah set herself up some watercolours from the art cart; even filling some water. The art cart has the watercolour palettes, brushes, clipboards, paper and plastic containers all on one shelf so it is easy for Jack and Sarah to set up independently. She seems to understand watercolours now; how they move, how quickly they dry, how much water to add and how to achieve different shades. We’ve been working on filling the page. Here’s her finished piece. My mum gave Jack her old computer. He’s spent a lot of time this week tinkering; pulling and cutting wires, reattaching plugs, screwing and unscrewing. Lots of interesting exploration going on here. He was particularly interested in the fan; plugging it in to different parts and pretending to create different machines. Jack has a basket of old electronics in his room along with some tape, a screw-driver and a pair of scissors for tinkering.
So this was a little snippet of our week. I’m looking forward to being back on my feet real soon. It’s school holidays here at the moment which means next week we get to catch up with all our lovely friends who are usually at school! Can’t wait!
Now pop over to my lovely friends and see how they spent their week.
How was your week? Come and share a picture on Facebook or leave a link in the comments. We’d love to see a little of what you got up to.
Snippets of our days; our everyday story