“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!
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!
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.