Jesus following, natural living, Somerset homeschooling mum to Acey. Here is our blog to share with family and friends and anyone else who might be interested, about our home ed journey.

John 13:34 - ''A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.''

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Rain, rain go away...

The april showers STILL haven't stopped. They have infact got worse! Really wishing the horrible wintery weather would go away so we can run through meaddows. This week has involved going to Messy Church, where Acey made some shaky musical instruments, some masks with happy and sad faces on, sampled some food that is mentioned in the psalms such as olives etc, and made these lovely 'worship flags' which are perfect for running through those meaddows with (sigh)!
They were very easy to make, perfect for little ones. Simply cut out strips of pretty coloured crepe paper (I guess you could use rainbow ribbons etc too)! and tape them to a stick. Then - mummies put on a pretty dress, and small boys and girls strip down to nappy/pants and find a sunny meaddow and run through whilst waving these pretty flags behind you, and singing songs of praise to the creator for beautiful wild flowers and bees.:)

We also made paper cup telephones with two cups and string, which was a good opportunity to learn about sound, and how the sounds waves travel along the string when it is pulled tight!

On Monday Jacob came to play, and on Tuesday we went to home ed group, where the children made shields and swords in celebration of St Georges day, although Acey didn't want to participate, and I have to remember that this is Ok, because he just wants to socialise on some days, and the whole reason we don't do school, or should I say one of the many reasons is because I don't believe in forced learning! Afterwards we went for a walk down to Fyne Court and played in the stream/pond. We saw a few black wiggly tadpoles :) And then it started to rain again...

When we got home, we discovered these lovely waldorf animal alphabet cards in the post. We think they are brilliant!

On Wednesday we met some AP friends in Roots cafe for lunch. Acey did a great job of looking after little toddler Flora. Thursday was a day of sorting things out, posting things and taking things to the charity shop. And then we went to Thursday Fun Club at our local church. We played some fun games and then had a little talk about the importance of kindness, and then the children had sweets (much to my dismay and Acey's luck)!

On Friday, we went to play at Hayden and Artie's house and then met our friend Marcus who is back from Jamaica, and brought us back some interesting stuff including raw amethyst from the beach, some Jamaican cedar wood to wear as a healing necklace (read the Anastasia books by Vladimir Megre to get my drift), Jamaican foliage and bark to make into a bush tea, and some yummy raw cacao beans Mmm mmm...

Last summer we did a little project about Jamaica, so we will probably follow on from this, and learn all about how chocolate is produced next week!

At the weekend, Acey stayed at his nan's and his dad came to visit. I often worry about maths with Acey, but whilst he was at his nans he built a perfecly symmetrical weapon (to kill villians I might add) out of lego, and his addition and interest in numbers is very good at the moment, so we will probably do some more maths things soon. Children learn naturally, I need to remember this!

One love xxx

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