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This week in our child-led homeschool…
This week I did a HUGE cull of our house. For most of the week our house looked like a small tornado had swept through but oh how great it feels now to have the weight of so much clutter lifted. I went through every drawer and every cupboard.
It’s good to go through our things. As we grow and our lives change, our attachments to different things change. What was sentimental or useful two years ago, is just clutter now. I realised this this week. After not teaching for nearly five years, I have finally been able to let go of the rest of my teaching resources. They were just clutter now.
It feels nice to have room to breathe in our home again.
Here’s a little more of what we got up to this week…
Jack made a fabulous race track complete with deadly lava obstacles. He returned to this several times over the week, building more race tracks. I’m thinking how I can help build on this new interest.
Sarah made these adorable people. I LOVE how her Spielgaben people look just like her drawn people with their legs starting from the heads and their bodies on top! 🙂
Maths this week. Throughout the week the kids have time where we focus on their projects but I also do short focussed learning lessons with Jack.
Sarah has been really keen to join in lately and so this week she worked on counting one to five (with one-to-one correspondence) with numbers while Jack worked on one to ten with words.
The light rope came out to play again this week.
We’ve been learning about recycling this week. The kids and I are excited to explore this further. They’ve been asking a lot of questions about rubbish lately; where it goes, why we sort it, why we compost – how the compost works. It’s great.
My girl taking care of the garden.
Sarah checking on her latest batch of pressed flowers.
This week was really warm. Warm enough to get the paddle pool…
And get all kinds of deliciously wet. Jack and Sarah thought it was quite wonderful to mix up a chalky paint and paint each other’s hair.
Little eyes full of wonder. I took this photo on our bus trip as Jack stared out the window.
The most delicious, richest, smoothest can-not-stop-at-one (or two) chocolate cupcakes ever.
Looked what I spied in the garden.
The kids always steal them before I can get to them. This one was all for me!
Daddy was away on business this week. Instead of parking in the passenger pick-up, I drive around the corner so the kids could watch his plane land. Sarah waited; watching each person walk off the plane. She missed her daddy so desperately.
Snippets of our days; our everyday story
Some of the materials Jack and Sarah are using:
- Handwriting Without Tears wooden letter pieces
- Wooden numbers
- Light rope (I bought ours from Aldi)
- Recycling sorting game