A week of Homeschool Creations – Living Arrows 18/52

May 4, 2020
Living Arrows  a girl blowing a dandelion to make a wish

“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth”. Kahlil Gibran. This week we have been busy with lots of nature, art and topic work set by the middle two’s school and other projects. It’s been a welcome rest for me from helping out with maths! Our dining room now resembles a classroom full of homeschool creations and I keep finding googly eyes everywhere!

Home school creations   - a boy holding a flower picture and smiling proudly

I’m really pleased that Teddy has pushed himself out of his comfort zone this week. He’s really good with more prescriptive work but gets a little frustrated with creative work. He’s a bit of a perfectionist at times and doesn’t get that his work might not be as he envisaged. He has produced several fab posters and pictures for his topic work this week. As you can see he’s proud of his homeschool creations, as are we!

Florence was let loose with egg cartons, pasta and paint to try and keep her in one place and prevent spreading a trail of disaster from one room to the next. She loves a paint brush and a selection of things to paint. I love how old school this activity is!

A girl showing off her homeschool creations of a pasta necklace

We’ve also really enjoyed exploring more on our doorstep this week. We have found 2 large remote ponds and cycled some more of the river pathways. I really think we will make more of our local walks and cycles when lockdown is lifted. It’s made me think about how often we used to unnecessarily drive to go for a walk pre-lockdown.

Living Arrows

10 responses to “A week of Homeschool Creations – Living Arrows 18/52”

  1. Hannah says:

    Ah fab about Teddy! H is very much like this – he’ll happily sit down and write as long as it’s quite prescriptive, like you said. Already hates anything imaginative or creative 🤣 Then C loves all that – funny how they’re all so different 😁

  2. Laura says:

    Ill be honest, im finding the homeschool tough. Im not a natural teacher but I am learning a lot too #livingarrows

    • teamsteinblog says:

      It’s a very tough gig isn’t it! I haven’t had 5 days that go really smoothly yet..working on it!

  3. Donna says:

    It looks like homeschool is going so well in your house! I feel like we’re in a good routine now x

    • teamsteinblog says:

      It’s taken weeks of adjusting to do less and less to make it work better. It’s a tough gig! x

  4. I also struggle with Monkey with creativity. He will do worksheets and maths but really doesn’t enjoy anything creative and it normally ends in tears. So I know exactly what you mean. Great news that the topic really caught his imagination x

  5. Sarah says:

    Toby is very similar – he gets very upset if he gets something wrong or it isn’t quite how he pictured. I love Florence’s pasta necklace too!

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