My ideal is that “education” ends up being based almost entirely around conversation. It used to be something big here but a change of car (no Fran in the front seat anymore) and an extra child has knocked the idle conversation stuff on the head a bit this last year. Plus i think we’ve got much more into hands on “doing” and “making” and “reading”, so perhaps i think less about the conversations we have.
Today has been nice though; lots of conversations about all sorts. We’ve talked about why Muslims don’t do Christmas and i managed (i think) to explain the chain of history/litterature that links Jews, Christians and Muslims. We talked about names of prophets or gods and the reasons why geography changes the nature of a religion.
We talked about Christmas and read the story of King Wenceslas (they wouldn’t sing along with me though, killjoys 😉 ), Fran and Maddy have both read to me and done lots of drawing, illustrating and story making. Both of them are doing lots of mental maths at the moment, Fran is getting very quick all of a sudden.
Js came round and brought Xmas presents – loved Fran being thrilled with books and reading Bella and Gertie several times over. Josie slept in till 11am again (????) and Amelie had her Xmas singalong at nursery, which Maddy joined in with with gusto and drew the smiles of lots of staff who remembered her. She didn’t seem wistful for it though. Amelie was a mince-pie, sat with best mate Maddie and looking slightly perplexed by it all.
I’ve sent another 30 parcels tonight, so by tomorrow i should be up to date. It’s been hard graft this month, i’m looking forward to the break. Nice to be doing well though. Must do tax return….
Right. Christmas shopping…