Home Ed Diary – Another Busy Week in the Sun

Our home education week began with taking my husband to work as his car had its MOT. As it happens he works not far from a big park which is (usually) always very busy and there was just no-one there (the odd one or two children did turn up eventually). I was really shocked about how much rubbish was everywhere (there were people cleaning it up). Then we went to the shops – we bought some white tops for tie dye, some to wear for the Confetti fields and clothes to make a costume for the Medieval Festival

We then nipped to Tesco (who had lots more free fruit choices than usual) and it was a lovely day so we headed over to meet other home educators for a picnic. There they saw people they had met before and new ones. They were shown a photo of someone’s child as a girl and now as a boy – explaining that they didn’t feel that they were a girl and so they were now living as a boy. Then we had to pick my husband back up from work (who then had to collect his car) and fit in The Sensory Seeker’s swimming lesson, having dinner and getting the teen from a very late event he had to stay after school for.home educated children playing twister

On Tuesday the boys did some Maths and English before making a Viking long ship boat out of LEGO. We talked about if we could upscale it and how.

LEGO viking ship
Excuse the state of the dirty LEGO

The 10 year old had worked hard so asked if he could watch YouTube videos (he opted for ones on anorexia and gender identification). We then went to a secondary school open day and the teen’s sports day. The evening ended with a family barbeque at my husband’s work – which meant that the 10 year old missed swimming and myself running. There were lots of activities for everyone to do (sports and games) – and obviously lots of other children to play with (mainly they played football and shot each other with water guns).father and sons playing outside

I woke up on Wednesday to find that the 10 year old had already done two hours reading (and that was not because I woke up really late either). They then cracked on with more maths on the computer before playing with LEGO. Then it was off to home ed sports and I took the 10 year old to McDonalds for cooling drinks (he did some work and I sorted my accounts) whilst his brother was at Explore learning. Whilst the 10 year old had his 11+ session at Explore Learning I worked on more accounts at Costa and did shopping for my husband’s nan afterwards and took it to her.

Thursday saw more reading, 11+ catch up, LEGO and generally just playing together. I bought them a Fortnite magazine to share and they were reading that too. It occurred to me that my opinions on education have changed so much in a short time. I used to worry about The Sensory Seeker just catching up with his peers and now I think it is more important that he develops at his own pace; and remembered that play is actually really key to learning. That the key things I want to focus on is the boys learning to get along together, be nice, share, be kind etc.

In the afternoon we were invited to the Hilton Puckrup Hall for the launch of Coopers Restaurant – and that we could use the pool facilities beforehand.

Friday we headed to the Confetti fields – the boys loved using my camera and I got them to sit and draw them. I explained that it was observational drawing and that it was open to their interpretation. They told me that they were no good at drawing and I said to just enjoy it – that no-one was going to judge them or say it was no good. We then headed to a park nearby before going to Explore Learning.

Saturday we did Parkrun and it was really hot. My new time was only a few minutes quicker than the week before (but this time I hadn’t been drinking the night before). It actually made me poorly. But then I headed off to do Pretty Muddy. I then had a sleep and we went to my friend’s for a barbeque.

Sunday we headed for London to watch Incredibles 2 and went to the Science Museum. We split in two so that the 10 year old could read and The Sensory Seeker and the Teen could move on. There was even a workshop where we got to make bacteria.

Incredibles 2 screen

Country Kids

6 thoughts on “Home Ed Diary – Another Busy Week in the Sun”

  1. It’s amazing how much you’re fitting into a day with the boys, life really does keep you busy! It’s great that you’re opening up conversations over difficult subjects like eating disorders and gender identification, all subjects that are important to be aware of. The confetti fields always look beautiful, I love that you all wore white to stand out more against the beautiful colours.

  2. Sounds like yours learned a lot during the week. I would love to visit a confetti field but sadly can’t see any suggested in our area.

  3. I noticed here too that Tesco has got more fruits than usual. I think its the weather hehe.

    Sounds like a lovely week of learning and exploring. I noticed so much rubbish around here too especially at the ebach. I guess people are going out more and not bringing their trash back home with them which is wrong. I wish there would be an ordinance that they need to bring their rubbish with them.


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