“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran.
We worked hard last week at trying to get a balance of home school, life skills and downtime. It’s not been an easy adjustment adding homeschool in again. It’s very true what they say that no child is the same and I have so much respect to teachers. I can’t imagine how tricky it can be factoring learning for 30 different personalities!
As for life skills I see our children getting more capable at various tasks in the house. Although I did have to laugh and eye roll when Daisy put the washing out, it was followed by a lesson on how to hang it properly.
We started our downtime for the weekend on Friday as we had worked hard on Thursday so we could have a cycle around the village and start some topic work that Teddy had been set. We followed it with another long cycle on Saturday.
After all this exercise the kids enjoyed downtime in the garden. We got some much needed jobs done in the house and garden. Dougie also revamped Florence’s mud kitchen with her help. I’m looking forward to seeing her play with this more over the coming weeks.
The weather has been so kind to us during lockdown. I love having meals outside and sitting down in between jobs and watching the kids enjoy the garden.
I’m hopeful that this week’s homeschool will run a bit more smoothly due to a mixture of me learning how each child ticks with their school work, lowering my own high expectations a little, the support that school send all us parents and the children realising that the holidays are over and that they have more of a routine again. I hope you’re also shifting to a more balanced way of incorporating home school into your days and that it’s going as well as expected.
Last weeks Living Arrows post can be read here