Big sighs of contentment were heard from me yesterday. A lot of laughter came from the children. After a year of experimenting with an almost autonomous style of home educating and some exploration of different syllabii, we are back to timetables and set syllabii. We have been drifting back into it gradually but with the start of a new term all the timetables were written out fresh. Timetables and set syllabii is how we work best, hence the contentment from me and the laughter from the children.
When the children had done all they had determined to do yesterday they occupied themselves with swing ball in the garden, the rope swing in the woods and three of them playing the piano at once which degenerated into hilarity. It was the way they showed such pleasure in being together that impressed me most. Longshanks and Miss Puddleduck went to feed the lambs and the next thing I caught sight of Miss Puddleduck riding high on the hay in the wheelbarrow with Longshanks pushing her through the mud to go and feed the horses. When I asked for their help in sorting laundry, he buried her beneath the clothes and she squealed with laughter. I was less delighted, but with all hands on deck, the job was done in five minutes.
Back into routine…its good! I do love home schooling.