This week has been an exciting time for us and many others, as my Facebook has been flooded with "back to school" photos we have been celebrating our "not going back to school" journey as Mr A will be 5 in two weeks time and we have for now opted to enjoy an extended period at home. There are many reasons for doing this but mainly it's because it suits where we are in our life at the moment, Mr A is enjoying this intrinsic way of learning, has a great group of friends and we are all learning so much a long the way. We have not ruled out a more traditional route in the future but at the moment we are very happy with our decision even if it means less free time and the house is a bit messier but you only live once so make it a good one is our ethos.
Monday is also fast becoming my favourite day of the week as the first Monday of the month myself and three beautiful bloggers Adele, Polly and Jessica, who have also chosen to school their children at home are going to be hosting #TheHomeSchoolingLife linky where we will be sharing what we have been getting up to at home, learning and all our adventures and would love you to join in.
ince the schools have gone back we enjoyed a day picking our own raspberries at a local Pick your own farm, this opened up to talks about nature, life cycles, how things grow as well as counting. The farm also has a corn maze which Mr A loved and we all needed to put our solving caps on. Throughout the maze are castles which have stamps, we needed to collect all the stamps to get a little prize at the end, which Mr A was delighted at.
We also aim to do a little bit of workbooks each day, this usually happens in the morning after breakfast as Mr A seems to be the most happy to sit down and do "proper" work as he would call it. During this more formal time we focus on Maths and English, after that we usually head outdoors or enjoy making a craft, The afternoons are often spent learning about something Mr A has an interest in, we have a couple of Kids encyclopaedias he loves going through with current favourites are Dinosaurs, Medieval times, Komodo dragons and learning about different flowers we come across on our daily walks.
|We made a castle and cannon craft this week as well as worked on some Maths skills|
If you have opted to have your children learning at home then come and join in with our linky -
The linky will open at 8am on the first Monday of every month and throughout the rest of the month the hosts will share your posts on their social media channels.
1. Link back to one of the hosts. You will find the code for the badge at the bottom or if you prefer you can use a text link
2. Link up a post from your month, no more than 3
3. Link directly to a specific post, not your main blog.
4. Follow the hosts on at least one of their social media platforms.
5. Visit and comment on some of the other blogs linking up.
6. If you share on social media then you can use the #thishomeschoolinglife so we can all find each other.