Our first week of homeschooling has been rather blissful. Matilda is her usual lovely self and Christopher Robin has proven to be a joy to teach. He attacks his work with enthusiasm and is great fun to have around. Life has been much simpler, too, without a lot of school admin to deal with. It’s funny the amount of background stress that sort of thing creates for me. I will cheerfully draw up schedules and curriculums for homeschool and happily spend hours researching the best resources and discussing plans with anybody who’ll listen. But sort out uniform/school lunch/reader/form and money/permission slip? Yech! Spare me!
Christopher Robin has proudly started his own blog. He calls it Bruce Bogtrotter’s Guide to Food and it’s all about his favourite subject in the world. He has named himself after a gastronomically talented character in Roald Dahl’s Matilda (which we recently read together). Christopher/Bruce has been formulating all sorts of ideas for upcoming posts, and I’m sure he would fall off his chair in excitement if you were to leave a friendly comment there…
A bunch of extracurricular sports and other activities start this week and in a fortnight we will join a weekly co-op, which thankfully will cover a lot of the subjects I tend to skim over (like PE, Music and Art!) and give the kids a chance to work in groups.
This is just a little post, designed so that I can give you a small wave whilst in the thick of it. I really hope to write something more interesting soon!