Thursday, 16 March 2017

Pip's Practical Pinterest Board

At some point in the week we follow the guidelines set out in the book, " A Patchwork Prayer Book". The author Janet Lynch-Watson makes a beautiful statement:

"Life is like a patchwork each day made with different scraps, some funny, some sad.  Your prayers stitch the patches together."

Today's prompt was "seeing" and being grateful for the gift of sight.  The first task was to choose an activity and Pip chose pictures that made her happy.  She found the whole process very satisfying, there is just something therapeutic about scissors and glue :-).

The project then sparked an interest in learning "copperplate" writing and with a little help from a book I was able to show her how I learned this type of text many moons ago.  Something just clicked and she was away happily writing :-). Funny how some of the best homeschool days involve those rabbit trails ;-)


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Still Here

We have kept up to date with homeschooling despite my being unwell these past weeks, hence my absence here.  I have however found an app for my phone that will allow me to post including pictures, so here's hoping it actually works!

Benedict and Pip have been working on a shared project based upon our local area.  Their task last week was to take lots of pictures during a field trip and then format a power point presentation encouraging folk to visit the area for their holidays.  They went one step further and with Dave's help worked on an animation of our visit earlier in the week :-)

Pip having fun digging in the sand on our field trip, our first beach visit of the year.

And here is our animation of our trip to the seaside 

We have also been busy prepping the garden for the upcoming season and have seedlings growing in a mini greenhouse in the hallway :-). The courgettes have taken off so they are placed outside during the day and brought in at night.  Once the ground warms up thoroughly and the chance of frost has dissipated they will be planted out into a more permanent position alongside all the other veggies.