Merry, over on Home Educating the Puddle Chicks, is hosting a "Typical Home Ed Day in Photos", Carnival.
This is our day:
This is our day:
To drawing my mindie. This is she, with arms and legs, I was so excited, I don't recall seeing Rye draw arms and legs on his faces up to now. Indeed, I was beginning to think he'd regressed as I've only seen him scribble for ages!
Then he needed to add hair, and do more face drawings.
And this one, he asked me how to draw hands, so I showed him a very stylised hand (on the left) and he sort of had a go on the right - 'cept he had run out of space. Still, noticing these details to add is great and shows how his observational skills are developing.
"That's because there is an unseen force, Rye, called "Gravity" that pulls things down, that's how we can walk on the ground - otherwise we'd float."
"Ooooh mum, I'm jumping, gravity is pulling me down". Falls to floor.
I sneaked off upstairs for a quick wizz on the laptop, and ended up looking at Reading Eggs and signing up for a 2 week trial. Rye, appeared at my elbow with a very excited look on his face, and proceeded to suprise me with his aptitude on the laptop and control of the mouse. Not only has he been learning the sounds of "S" and "M" he's been learning listening skills too, and doing really well, he had to listen for "S" sound of two objects and then choose the object. He did remarkably well.
"Lamb, you know, the sheep we saw, lambs are their young, and that's what you're eating."
"Oooh, Lamb mummies make lamb for us to eat."
"Err, yeah, but we kill the lambs so we can eat them.
"Yuck!" Shoving a large piece of lamb in his mouth!
Reading his Oxford Reading Tree books. We read two of these and Rye did really well - really noticing what is happening in the pictures, and being able to complete the sentences, and say the word I was pointing to etc.
Now's the time to tidy up,
Lets be busy pixies,
Busy pixies hard at work
Tidying everything away.
Rye tidied up super quick, because I'd promised him he could have another ten minutes on the Reading Egg site, if he tidied up quickly, had his bath, cleaned his teeth and got into his pjs.
I confess though, today was a little unusual, trialing the Reading Eggs has meant Rye has really focused on letters and reading. But, I am a Waldorf, automonous (sort of), child led home educator and today, this is where he went.