This is what our first week ever of home schooling looked like! Pretty much, a continuation of our normal home life. I was very worried about home schooling before I started, wondering if I had to suddenly bombard Alice with text books, the panic of teaching her to read by myself and the worry of how it would work with her 2 year old brother always bobbing about to push down towers and draw all over her books!
However, after doing a lot of reading and finding lots of inspirational blogs, I realised something. We were already home schooling before it became "official'! Because home schooling is just a continuation of life. A continuation of learning through the real world. Alice has always been creative and interested in exploring nature and reading and learning interesting facts. So we just... carried on!
Alice asked if we could make some little houses out of all the old cereal boxes we had lying around. It made a brilliant little village and it was so lovely to see all the little stories she created between the characters!
She had trouble making the stairs with the duple bricks. I showed her how to make one stair and she was so proud of herself after making an entire staircase!
When in doubt, play doh right?! I love play doh because it gives Thomas an activity as well, and one that he can really benefit from through the sensory experience and by mixing all the colours together!
Matching colours up to make a "rainbow". Not going to lie, I'm more than a little bit excited that Alice is into rainbows right now because I have a ton of arts and crafts ideas to extend her learning. Also, it's kind of the perfect time of year for them to come out for real, and I think it would blow her mind to actually see one in the sky!
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