Out of Hibernation

We’re back out and about again.  Not much, but enough :).

Jack is settled into school routines.  We’ve had a couple of weeks of Cubs – become a seconder.  I’ve gone back to Guides but hopeful that it may well be that there are enough adults that I can leave long before Christmas.

We made it to the home ed adventure playground yesterday for the first time in about 3 years.  Don’t think we’ll go every week, perhaps every other – non laser/bowling weeks.  Plus if weather is bad may divert to Action Stations instead, it’s a faff to travel to and be crammed in a room that gives me the heebie jeebies.  Sam enjoyed himself yesterday though and I had some time to catch up with an old friend and new home eders.

On the home front we are definitely in comfortable levels of work territory.  We’re both up and down with this cold so not maybe achieving as much as we could but doing well enough.  If anything it seems I’ve under not over planned this year so far.

Have done well with the Maths/English planning this year, everything is proving easily achievable and we’re easily done in 1 1/2 hrs (inc Spanish and Latin).

Sam has embraced the reading aloud aspects of work this year.  Something he was prepared to tolerate as better than alternatives, but has remembered that actually with the right book he enjoys it.  We spent a long time snuggled on the sofa reading first Aesop’s Fables and then Alice in Wonderland.  Much to my surprise and delight Sam loved Alice and was the one pushing for one more chapter (and then another … I was thinking it would take us until half term but we’re at least 1/4 in after one day!).

The one of the other big things of interest at the moment is Scratch and he’s been happy for me to sit with him and help work through a book to aim for a bit of pulling together what he already knows from playing.  He’s completed a couple of projects and submitted them to DIY.org.  DIY has led to sparking other interests too and Monday afternoon was spent building a 4ft long Lego bridge.

Lego bridge

 

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