Self Motivated Self Led Learning

On Sunday morning, I was beavering away making cooked meals, soup, and sorting washing, while the children were all quietly playing.  However, on emerging from her room, it seems our little lady had been undertaking some sort of scientific experiment, complete with write up.  We were very impressed with her deciding to do all this completely through her own initiative. …

Puddle Pirates!

When I first started this blogging adventure to make a record of our home learning journey, I had not envisaged I would be writing most days.  We are doing so much and are so excited, it’s just spilling out, so I hope it’s not all twaddle!  While we waited for the fog to disappear this morning, my little lady and …

Treasure and Lost Things.

If your little people are anything like mine, when you return from absolutely anywhere, their pockets are stuffed.  Anything could be in there from someone else’s discarded shiny sweet wrappers, to acorns, fir cones, and rocks (not stones, but rocks!!).  My little lady had a secret compartment in the inner sole of her clarks school shoes….I’d empty this every day …

Week One Day one.

So, the first day back to school for our little lady’s school friends, and her first day not at conventional school….and what fabulous weather greeted us for this huge life event!  In what must be our most worn outfit, four of us got dressed in wellies and full waterproofs, to take one little man to pre school (they do alternate …

Detachment Wobbles.

Over the past few days our little lady has been having a few little detachment  wobbles over leaving her friends at school.  This is not entirely unexpected, and resulted in her making a card for her lovely ex teacher.  She’s quite nosey, so wants to know who is new in the class instead of her, and she’s keen to know …

Mamma’s Day

Ever since the twins entered our lives with a bang, 5 weeks early, life has been pretty full on (they walked at 11 months, competively scooted at 16 months against each other, and then of course there were the early days, which saw at least 6 breast feeds a night!!).  So, as you can imagine, all this calamity was a …

Bang! Bang!

  A sunny spring day and they are attacking the nails and wood with their hammers.  They are busy creating a “see saw”, a “pavement”, (little brains are great), and a third just banging away liberally 🙂  I’ve already had, “but Mamma it hurts when I just keep banging myself”!  Don’t panic, no serious injuries have happened, but they are …