A Lesson In Sharing

I feel we are really settling into the home school way of life. We never have a set plan for the day; at the moment I am led by the children's interests. This seems to be working really well for us. I know this might have to change as Jenson gets older and unschooling may have to give way to more formal learning, but for now I feel that what we are doing fits really well with where Jenson is at.

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Leaf Monsters

Our best days are the ones that unfold naturally; where little is planned. Today for example we started off in the den before heading out to Montpellier Park to meet friends. I must admit that today's trip to the park was more a chance for me to meet my friends than Jenson's but the kids still had a great time running around for two or three hours getting lots of fresh air. 

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Happy to Learn or Learn to be Happy?

Quite a lot has been going on since my last blog. I had a full day of work on Friday and then the weekend was spent celebrating Simon's birthday. It's been a nice couple of days. The children in particular seem particularly happy. Dare I say it, but I think Jenson is finally shaking school out of his system. Even one of our friends said he noticed how much calmer he was.

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Lost At Sea

It was a bit of a struggle today. The sunshine from yesterday seemed as distant as the fun we had. Some pyjama play preceded a brief beach visit, which mostly involved eating all the lunch I'd made for them so by lunch time, (when they were actually hungry) we had no food. They had a nice enough time squashing some old sandcastles that we'd seen a little boy make the day before. Jenson enjoyed climbing the rocks, but Wren was cold and not in the mood.

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My Little Pumpkins

Last Thursday we were up the Bath Road and popped into Roots and Fruits for a loaf of their very yummy bread. They had oodles of unwanted pumpkins lining their shelves, each reduced to just £1. Lurking among them all I spotted something very large, very round and very orange! Jenson got super excited at the enourmous size of the pumpkin and I got super excited when I was told it was reduced from £12 to just £2!! We had a very brief lesson about bargains as I lumped the thing into the boot of the car.

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Work Experience

Since starting home education, work has replaced wine of an evening! The photo editing I used to do while Jenson was at school is now done while Jenson is in bed. It's just like the old days really, pre-school, but it's amazing how quickly you forget how it feels to have to burn the midnight oil and how easily you get used to lighting that candle again.

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