The babes began their day with drawing chalk art on the trampoline.
I began mine by picking twenty pounds of organic, tree-ripened peaches.
Soon after we got the playdough, and had some creative fun with that.
Since my thoughts on Spain last night, I've been pondering a sort of "culture club", but home-style, instead of with other homeschoolers.
I had an idea that we could each research aspects of a country that appealed to us - food, habitat, native animals, prehistory, buildings, folklore, games the children play, popular toys, et cetera.
So I gathered my family around, and presented the idea to them.
We decided that it's something we'd like to do. We're starting with England. (Trev chose it initially, and then we spun the globe, and with closed eyes he landed on it - so there you have it.)
Trevy is starting with dinosaurs, Eric is starting with raptors, falconry, and owls, and I am starting with myths and legends.
I guess we'll just take as long as we like - a fortnight or month, maybe, depending on how much we find that interests us.
The key will be for all of us to stay interested and happy in it - I don't want it to become a chore or a burden. (Thus we each choose what interests us to share with the others.) I'm looking forward to it... we'll see how it goes.
day mapping -
lots of interesting things on our list today. : )
building and measuring,
and then just building.
hybrid making with zoomorphs.
(sheesh it's hot today!)
and playhouse play
and games, games, games.
For a couple of weeks now we've meant to do a triple decker- from the patio table, down and around to the chair or a bench, and then down to the ground. Usually we do three or four tracks - this one is all one line!
Maybe our next project will be down the stairs.
cannonballs part ii.
reading to little friends
There was a story about Spain - and it's love of music and dancing
and jumping, swimming, and togas...
an' all the rest looked like dinner
and peanut butter cookies.
Lastly my three loves -for a little sunset adventure- went for a long bike ride and Explore.
all is right