This week in our child-led homeschool…
This week I really wanted to make an effort to get out in nature. I feel like we haven’t nearly spent enough time among the trees lately.
This week we walked happily; stopping to investigate wildflowers, wombat burrows and ant nests for 2.5kms…. 2 hours later we returned, exhausted but happy, to the car.
They stopped to collect feathers, sticks, flowers and many other beautiful treasures. Sarah wanted me to take a photo of all the wildflowers. A new collection of treasures for her mantel.
Now that the weather is warmer, we really have no excuse not to be out in nature more often.
We also had a lovely afternoon at the creek. We haven’t visited the creek since last summer. It was so nice to be back. They played until the sun started to set.
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.”
This week Jack went for his yellow belt in karate. My heart was in my throat as he took his spot next to all the other kids being graded. He was in a new environment with new teachers. I was so nervous that it would all be too overwhelming for Jack. But he was incredible. He was focussed, excited and so full of joy.
When one of the teachers noticed Jack was having difficulty balancing for his kicks, she gently knelt down and offered her arm. My chest tightened. And after a two-hour assessment, Jack was awarded his yellow belt. He did it. All on his own and so full of confidence.
Snippets of our days; our everyday story
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