Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Shelters

Benedict is minecraft crazy and just loves building houses and villages.  So far he has built me a castle complete with sewing room, a garden balcony and a huge library complete with comfy chairs and a roaring fire!  With this in mind I decided to resurrect the uncompleted Waldorf curriculum from last year and today at his choosing we watched a you tube documentary from 1949 on the Innuit Tribe and afterwards he wrote about what he had learnt and decorated the front cover of his book:





We have shifted our learning zone into the front room which also doubles as a playroom.  I borrowed the fold down table from the caravan and it sits neatly under the bay window.  Benedict sits on a dining room chair and I use the nursing chair nearby!  This chair no longer rocks as it is in a permanent fixed position.  It is a very comfortable chair and for that I am grateful as I have injured my back, I have know idea how, but moving around is rather challenging at the moment.

  Thanks to Eva and her post and links to a chore chart site, Benedict has his own pack of activities: Morning, Lunchtime and Evening.  He has been such a great help these past few days and even undertook some extra chores today to help ease the burden on both Dave and myself.

6 comments:

  1. Way to go, Benedict! Shelters and house building are very interesting, aren't they? I am so glad you get to learn about them. All my children loved learning about them. Maybe you could try building a bean pole or sunflower house outdoors in the spring!! That would be great hiding place in the summer. You could disappear into it with a good book.

    And you are also using your chore charts! It feels good to accomplish things, doesn't it? And you are such a good helper to your mother. I know it makes her very happy and proud of you.

    San, I read about JUMP Math the other day. It is supposed to be effective for children that have difficulty with math. It is a Canadian math program, but has also been used in Great Britian with success. Maybe it would help Benedict.

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    1. I meant "Great Britain" of course.

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    2. Thanks Eva for the info about the Maths I will check it out x

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  2. Oh poor you with your back - hope you can still knit! Good for Benefict helping out too xxx

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  3. it's such great work! both of you must feel very pleased! i'll have to look up that documentary on the innuit tribe . . i bet it was interesting! congrats too on the room makeover! that's always a big accomplishment!

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  4. Oooh hope your back is feeling better Hun.

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