Summer moved on…
Picture of the week:
What were we up to?
- School at home and at the co-op has started again. The week overall went well. There were some rough moments– D. forgetting some of his math over the summer, C. making mirror letters again. But spelling got a little bit better and you can tell kids read a lot over the summer.
- We had a lovely Learning about Haiku week, and will probably continue writing and reading poetry in September
- Some of extracurricular activities started again, some are due to start in September. We are trying to embrace our once again busy schedule, although I did say a firm “no” to some classes children requested. The goal of this school year to have more time. I am tired of putting interesting, but time-consuming activities off until a break, and children could really use more free play. And play they did! Just look at C. sneaking my phone away and making a little movie 😀
As I’ve written before, during the summer I started to paint and draw, I am currently on day 73 of 100 day drawing challenge and I can see improvement already. The most proud moment of the week so far is an art lantern. I saw this awesome idea at Fun Craft Kids and couldn’t wait to try it out:
But besides that I picked up felting needle again and I am testing out new fall brooches. Two are currently on the way to their owners and I am eagerly and nervously awaiting feedback.
What are we reading?
D. reads Wonder by R.J. Palacio for his Literature class in the co-op and Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling at home
C. re-read her favorite Mercy Watson series by Kate DiCamillo
Mama read from her comfort book pile
Д. читает повести о животных Сетона-Томпсона, К. читает “Серая Шейка” и другие рассказы о животных.
Our second week should be rather busy, but I am firm in my intention to go with the flow more, and not to let us even approach the state of a burn out.