More sad circle of life learning

Daddy and Flossy were doing sprints in the garden and cane across what they thought was a mole hill. Upon closer inspection the small mound of brown turned out to be a wild rabbit. It was still breathing but was clearly not well. It didn’t run away or react to observers. We returned with a … Continue reading More sad circle of life learning

Large scale drawing

Felicity can be a horror! Those angelic blue eyes hide a mischievous personality of third child proportions. We caught her with an orange pencil at the top of the stairs with a whole white wall in-front of her... her intentions were clear.... Fortunately we had some very large paper used as packaging for a delivery … Continue reading Large scale drawing

The Paper Dolls

Hot off the success of The Gingerbread man we read one of my favorite books The Paper Dolls by Julia Donaldson. The story is enchanting and of course, a great extension to learning is making paper dolls. We talked about where to cut, drawing before cutting so as to make sure the dolls joined up … Continue reading The Paper Dolls

A year of wearing the same clothes!

Auditing our clothes led to a few interesting discoveries. Many were not falling apart, but were stained! Others could be fixed now we have a sewing machine. We have lots of items the same color. So, I ordered some more dye following our successful trial in France... this time we ordered turquoise, pink and blue. … Continue reading A year of wearing the same clothes!

Sewing gifts

Basking in the success of their prize making this week the girls were keen to Co TTO use the scraps of material we have to make other items. Flossy, impetuous as ever just started stitching things together... Freya more considered helped me make some templates to cut round so she could plan her work. Looking … Continue reading Sewing gifts

Parachute

We include the girls in jobs and tasks around the house as part of their learning. This week while in quarantine we have been spring cleaning the van... sorting out clothes that fit, clothes that are stained or damaged, tidying the toys, cleaning all the cupboards out, washing the bedding and quilts etc. so many … Continue reading Parachute

Laying a maths treasure hunt

We are back in the UK staying at my lovely friend’s rental house. A we are in quarantine we can’t see or play with our friends... big or small... but we have been coming up with ways of sharing ideas, fun and homeschooling motivations. The two houses share a stunning and extensive garden with lots … Continue reading Laying a maths treasure hunt