Friday, 2 September 2011

Celebrating learning

Miss Belle is now the age at which most children start school We plan to continue home educating her but wanted to celebrate the start of the new learning year.

First, we had pain au chocolat. Sadly, the picture doesn't do justice to the taste.

The children had some new books and stationery, mostly in the drawers we use for their work but some out.

One thing that had concerned me, was that there are so many books for children starting school but, as far as I know, only one about starting home education. That book is beautiful, and we have read it today, but the lifestyle is that of a farm not city life. So, I wrote a short story for Miss Belle about her and home education. I added some of our photos and she was really pleased. It certainly isn't great literature but hopefully will serve its purpose.

Miss Belle was able to decorate the covers herself with glitter paint and sponge brushes.

We had gingerbread men, for lunch.

 Followed by an afternoon in a rather hot and autmnal looking park with other home educators.
Next week, we hope to be down to work. Hip Homeschool Hop Button


  1. I love the gingerbread men for lunch. :-)
    Wishing you a blessed new year of learning!

  2. Thank you-my eldest daughter makes the gingerbread men and we all eat them!

  3. Great idea to write a story that fits your life! We, too, like to celebrate when a new school year begins.

    May God richly bless your new year.

  4. Trisha-I would love to know how you celebrate the new school year.