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!
We had a wonderful day with friends! We ate pancakes, built gingerbread houses, painted and the kids played and watched films! What a great way to spend a bank holiday!
Today we met up with other homeschooling families and went to Beacon Fell for a Mini-Beast Hunt and Pond Dipping! The girls had a great time! Although they were 2 of the youngest there, the older kids really took an interest in them and included them in the experience.
All ready for pond dipping with Nick the park ranger!
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Today we headed over to our friend’s house, who also home educates her children, for a baking session. It is really nice to get the kids together with other like-minded homeschooling families,to socialise and do activities together! There were four children all together (including 2 under 14 months) which can be quite difficult! It can be difficult to homeschool and look after a baby at the same time, so you just do what you can! But today’s session was very successful and the children (including babies) had a lot of fun!
Today’s highlight: Lady P was given an egg which she banged on the table one handed and put in the mixing bowl, egg shell and all. It was pretty funny!
Lady P is wearing an apron and hat that I made myself from a website called Making Montessori Ours. The author was kind enough to put a free pattern on her website, which I printed off and sewed myself (can you hear the pride in my voice?). This is a very straightforward pattern and is perfect for beginners. In fact, it’s my first project.
After we had lunch (and cupcakes), the children did a picture together then played with play dough! It was a great day!