We are very fortunate to have some solid support within the home ed community this time around. We have The Little Flower's Group that meets fortnightly and we also have a local family nearby that up until recently we have met on alternate Mondays. As from next week we will be meeting with our local friends twice weekly in a mini home school co-op. The three girls are currently working on an advanced paper mache project and we are hoping that Benedict will enjoy having a go at wood work. There will be soup to make and Alfie the dog to keep them fit and entertained :-)
Our decision has been met with a totally mixed response from stony silences to words of encouragement and understanding. I know that the prophets of doom are coming from a place of concern about the level of stress and health in the family but that old adage, of walk a mile in my shoes rings true. Being tied to a school routine has had an impact not only on Benedict's education but his relationship with Pip. I am not naive enough to think that from here on in it will be a bed of roses but I do know that whatever happens we will have tried our very best and at the end of the day that is all we can do. Here are some photographs of Monday's visit:
First time using the peg loom.
Checking the wire shape against the original tracing.
Yes it can stand unaided!
Either E or A's pug, I cannot remember which, but essentially the dog in its finished form. Pip is also working on a pug.
Mammoth concentration needed ...
... and dexterity too! Lots of winding, folding and shaping to be had.
Since these photos were taken, Pip has worked on the dog with the help of big sister Sara, it is really taking shape :-) So that's our news for this week, hope to catch up soon x