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To share a journey of a family,
My path as a woman .
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Maths The Four Processes

Staring Minus mouse he is always giving his nuts away..............
planting to grow trees and feeding other hungry animals......................


Taking away nuts..........................


Jaiden had an inspiration to make this game box up
taking nuts away really was fun to do....................

A picture inspired by Jaiden to draw after working with Addition Mouse...

Addition Sums.................................

Staring Addition Mouse who was given his name by the
Wise Old Owl who came and helped him to add his pile
of nuts he had gathered.............................

Doing Addition sums with nuts....................


~~What I am seeing~~
Each day with have been active counting by clapping hands,throwing balls,stepping
Singing lots of counting songs...I have been so amazed at the awakening awareness
within the children of how the four processes work and the ideas they come up with.
To me it is so precious to be a part of this and to give them the space and time
to express themselves in the ways they are inspired to.............................
Even if that means doing learning dressed as a witch and knight
to me this is a true childhood..................................................


First we made number cards up and put them on the wall behind our
maths land..............................


Setting the Scene for the Four Processes Maths Block

Wise Old Owl in our maths story.....................

Natural Land for our maths story..............................

The starring characters the Mice Family found at a craft fair made by a lovely old lady...............

~Old Mac Donalds Farm~



Main lesson book
Beginning reading creating Old Mac Donald Farm Book







We have read lots of farmyard tales & stories.......
Our Circletime has been very active with lots of animal actions
and sounds..........................................

The barnyard dance is about to begin
hitch up your pants and jump right ihusk the corn
feed the chickens
crow with the rooster in the early morning
bow to your partner
wave hello
clap your hands and tap your toe
pick the apples
milk the cow
hoe the weeds and push the plow
the barnyard dance has come to an end



The cow in the barn goes moo mo0o mooo
the pig in the pen goes oink oink oink
the hens in the coop go cluck cluck cluck
the lambs on the hill go baaa baa baaa
the ducks on the pond go quack quack quack

Saturday, April 17, 2010

St Francis


We read Stories about St Francis..........
Made a special place for him in our learning area.
We are going to build a shrine out in the garden
to bring his energy to our home
and fill it with bird seed to feed animals
which are hungry.....
It has been a special time................

~~Easter Time~~


Easter Time.....It is really nice in the playroom and seasons altar to have a celebration
which is magical in between the changes of seasons...
It allows things and the focus to gently flow from one to another
which is so important in the children`s days...............
So we say goodbye to Summer and await Autumn with the Magical
Celebration of Easter at their crossing where the Easter Bunny
comes and leaves gifts of new life.............................
It is a beautiful way to walk into Autumn while feeling the presence of Winter
on its way and our time of turning inwards...which has lead to Easter being
a time of reflection and thankfullness for all that has come and crossed our paths.....
With homeschooling to me truly living family life and enjoying this magical time
with my children it is a journey of many paths and growing with lots of situations
to learn through and change where needed Easter is a gateway for the seasons
which follow..............................






















I have not written words.......
In Silence & Reverence & Magic we weaved our days
Making,Baking ,Creating and sharing beautiful Stories by candle light
Share in the beauty we created with our hands & spirits
through our Easter Journey..........................

Friday, April 2, 2010

Flying High In The Sky

A Boy`s Dream Place of Fascination.............

There we are at home...
we hear planes roaring in the sky......What `s That?????
Look it`s planes in the sky and that was the beginning.....
Which led to instant plane making and then to an Adventure
to the Aviation Museum.......




If you have ever seen a picture of Trouble......This Is IT.........
two children at the controls of a plane
with lots of things to push & pull & move
Oh No Lost control ....quick jump out !!!!!!!!!!





video




Expressing a day of Adventure with planes in model making
back home......................................