Category Archives: Socialisation

Coniferous Leaves

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Had a really good morning schooling today! Lady P got down to business in anticipation of her friend coming round for a play date. 

She completed her reading lesson; practiced her counting by  5s and 10s; counted backwards from 10 confidently and started to count backwards from 20; sorted coins with their number amounts; wrote some more of her story; compared coniferous leaves to deciduous leaves and made notes.  Cheeky girl practiced counting objects and writing the number down and she practiced the letter c and d and made pictures of things starting with those letters. 

Afterwards, friends came to play all afternoon! It was a good day!

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Summer School

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My parents are visiting and we are enjoying whatever sunshine this coastal city can offer!

We have enjoyed the beach several times over the past three weeks.  

   We headed to the sand dunes one morning.  It looked like we lived in a desert, the sea is so far away!

  We had a family worship night with friends and enjoyed a bit of creation and fellowship on the beach!
  Grandma and Grandpa enjoyed the sunset and the tide coming in.
 We also spent the day at the beach enjoying the sand, kite flying and getting extremely dirty (my washing machine is full of sand).  We are creating wonderful memories!  

It’s also the season of parties!  We went to a circus party!  The girls got dressed up as acrobats and enjoyed the bouncy castle! 

 

We also headed to the Maize Maze at a local farm.  There was ride on tractors, a trampoline, a playground and of course, the maze (not pram friendly).  

 Our summer is going so well! We also get to go on holiday soon! Looking forward to more adventures and memory-making moments!

A Walk In The Woods

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Friday of the Easter weekend was another lovely day!  We all went to Beacon Fell, a lovely park with trails through the woods and a great lookout point!  We went with our friend and her little girl and it was an amazing day, followed by a lovely meal at our friend’s house!  Who could ask for more?

I love taking the girls for nature walks because there is no pressure for them to ‘behave’ themselves, they can touch anything they want (except nettles ha!) and can explore to their heart’s content!  I love the outdoors!  Being so far from Canada and their outdoor lifestyle, I try to bring this aspect of my culture into my girls’ lives. Britain has so much to offer and when we have the weather for it, I try to spend as much time outside as possible!   Read the rest of this entry

We Socialise Dogs, Not Children

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I apologise in advance for this rant.  I was speaking with a woman today who asked me about what school I was planning on sending my children.  I told her my plans to home educate…I wasn’t preaching people!  I simply told her I was planning to educate MY children in MY home!  Her look of judgement and condemnation were enough to make my blood boil.  Here is the gist of the conversation along with my real thoughts at the time: Read the rest of this entry