There is a meme we old school home educators have done for years and years and year which is how a day looks for a home educating family. I say old school, clearly that’s ironic. I say how a day looks, clearly that’s a nonsense. It’s all part of the fun 😉
This is a call for posts. I’ll post a linky in a week or so and I’d love you to join in with your “Typical Home Ed Day in Photos“.
Our days have been nothing like enough fun recently, but they have been lovely. If we had sun all the time, here is how they might look.
Maddy has been teaching herslef guitar chords. She printed them off the internet, rearranged them into an order she liked, wrote a song which is so good that I honestly thought she was singing a Katy Perry/Taylor Swift/random other female singer song but it turned out to be her own work. Now she’s writing the music.
Fran, being on holiday, didn’t actually have any work to do yesterday (she starts back to some history gcse work and some maths and cello today) but spent a lot of time entertaining and bonding with the boy.
Our summer has been planned out with a bucket list of things Fran and the others wanted to do to make the most of having time together again. We’ve got no more summer activities now, aside from some holiday time, so we’ll all have plenty of time together.
Fran really enjoyed the idea of wet felting at Kentwell and wanted a go at that. So we did.
The felting ended up entertaining most of them for a fair bit of the day. Amelie actually produced the best (flatest) piece of felt, though she isn’t entirely sure how, but they very much enjoyed planning them out. The garden is the perfect place I think as it is fairly messy. There are loads of ideas on this site.
On the bucket list is playing as piece of music together. This week is probably our last lesson with our much loved music teacher who is moving away (sob) and I really want to help them play together and keep up the love until we settle with a new teacher. I can see music going horribly wrong if we don’t get the teacher right, Rosemarie has been so precious, so a few fun idea for group playing would be good. I’m not sure if any of us are natural enough musicians to make it happen though. Anyway, Max found some YouTube and printable music for a COldplay song they all love, so they spent time looking at that.
Yes, this was just a family day. Not so different from a ‘proper’ home ed day’ though 🙂