We have spent much of the day playing dress ups, making music with home made maracas and creating verbal story lines. Both the children and I have had a lot of fun with this.
I also spent part of the day going over a lot of the stuff we have been doing and I am quite amazed (as I always are) at the amount of learning that has been achieved. It always feels good to me to have that first month of the year out of the way!
I borrowed the Mary Griffith book – The Unschooling Handbook from our local library on Friday and Finished reading it on Saturday. It was such a great book and easy read. I just wanted to keep reading more at every opportunity and felt a little lost when I had finished it. I have since gone online and put a hold on her other book the Homeschooling Handbook. I am hoping that too will be a great read.
Another good read also arrived in my mailbox today. It is a magazine called Otherways. It is an Australian (Victorian Based) Home education magazine. I quite enjoyed reading through it.
I am quite sad as we have a Home Education Training course going on in Launceston on the 12th of February, but it looks like I am unable to go. It is run by a Tasmanian home schooling mum of Ten children who has years and years of experience behind her (16 years I think it is in total!) and I am sure it would be well worth it. A load of the other home schooling mums around here are all going.
Onwards and Upwards! Over the next week or so I will be continuing with my home education resource hunt. That’s when I spend a week or so hunting around the world wide web every once in a while, looking for any new and exciting things I can use as resources for our learning that I may not have seen before or missed along the way.