Monday, 23 July 2012
Love Is Gonna Lift You Up - (again!)
You know I used this tune on Saturday? And I bet you haven't listened to it yet but that's okay I've listened to it enough for all 200 of us (and some.)
"Where there's a heart beat, there's a dream inside........."
We were waiting outside the library, along with the resident cat, when the doors opened at 1pm this afternoon. The reason? The summer holidays story lab reading scheme. S and E had both chosen two of the books we've read last week and were ready to review them.
As a home educator it is not often I hear my children talking to other interested, "official" adults about their reading and learning and whilst I am fully aware that S is emerged in her reading E blew me away with his story review and analysis. It was half youtube lego product review and half his own style.
Last year he didn't want to join in (so he didn't) but this year he was confident and animated. Everything is better when you are ready.
In Other News
We have been to two parks today. First with some home ed friends in Horsham and second our local park where we also went after supper last night. As the schools in our area are now on holiday we were not the only people there. S got chatting to a neighbour on the swing who was explaining about her step half and half step siblings. It takes a lot to confuse S who told me later "I didn't mention our family being regular size." Like she was ordering a coke in Mcdonalds
Along with most veteran home edders my feelings towards school summer holidays are mixed. When I heard my first "You've got them for six weeks then?" this morning from a shop assistant I had to employ some labour breathing techniques but S really enjoys the fact that we are not the only people at the local park and we don't have to drive 15 miles to find company but equally she, and I, are aware of the potential "fair weather" nature of these friends.
Operation not spend too much is continuing for the last week of July. I've kept at food spend on budget whilst feeding us pretty well and both the library and the park are free of charge (well indirectly they are funded from our £150 council tax but given that is compulsory!) Will I always be an economist?