Home Education; trying to get back into the swing of it.

Since Easter, I’ve felt a bit topsy turvey on the Home Ed front. There seems to have been so much else happening. Avila has hospital appointments, there’s been days off, and events – and somehow getting the rythmn of learning back into gear has felt like a bit of a battle.

However, I think this week, we are getting there. It’s been a bit “work-booky” but there has been other stuff too. Ronan loves to cook, so he’s been able to make some cakes in the afternoon and the girls have been out with chalk in the garden, or making stuff with the bits and pieces in teh craft cupboard.

Avila started Math U See Beta which she is really pleased about.

Yesterday we did a short lesson on Michaelangelo and this included carving faces into apples. This went better than I thought. It’s quite easy.

Peel an apple and using a plastic knife carve into it. Then soak the apples for 20 minutes in enough water to cover them with two or three tablespoons of lemon juice and a couple of tablespoons of salt.

Take the apples out and leave to dry. Apparently they shrink a little over time.

On Thursday our first butterfly emerged. We were showing the children yesterday when they noticed another one and by the end of history we had four!

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