Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Just Us

If you're anything like me you'll understand where i'm coming from when I say that sometimes I just need to try something new in order to figure out that what I was already doing was pretty good for us!!

Take homeschooling for instance - i have read so much about so many different styles, and they all sound so exciting and so much better, so we make some changes, try to incorporate the new latest idea into what we're doing and what happens??? We end up returning to the exact same style we started with!!

So anyway, this week we have actually 'homeschooled', and have spent time working on the lessons we used to do (I think I need to face it, we're just not a radically unschooling, classically educating or even a montessori following family, we're just us - doing regular lessons, lots of exploring, lots of play and finding our way together (i know, i know any of you could have told me that months ago, but i got there in the end!)).

Since today was our first whole day at home for ages it was wonderful to just catch up with ourselves and re establish some kind of at home routine. We did Hannah's lessons around the table again and she read her next reading book and did a few pages from her manuscript writing book,

She finished a maths work book that we'd started ages ago - yaay!!

And did some more of the Blueberries for Sal lapbook that we also started ages ago!! Hannah was really excited to be working on her lapbook again and said she really enjoyed herself today, and i did too! It's been a good day, and now i'm off to supervise bathtime as Dean has arrived home with 10 boxes of Tinti
for Hannah that he found on offer, and she can't wait to have a bright red crackling, popping bath lol - i do hope the bathroom survives!!


Rae said...

Ah brilliant. I love it when we have these epiphanies, especially the ones that bring us back to where we started. It sounds like one of my favourite books called 'Child of the Dawn' - it's a fantastic book written by Deepak Chopra's son ;)
So glad you have found what works - I can sense the relief in your words.

Susie said...

Thank you Rae :-)

Joxy said...

:-) Glad you've found your own mojo again :-)

I thinking of getting Rye some of the tinti bath stuff. Does it really crackle? I imagine he will love that :-)

Susie said...

Thanks Joxy - The bath stuff really does crackle, it's like that popping candy that explodes in your mouth!!

Devonmama said...

Sounds like you had a great day (hope the bathroom survived lol) xx

Timeless and Treasured, Photography by Heather said...

Looks like homeschooling fun!! We BOTH have a Hannah that we homeschool!! :)