We had a really good home ed group meeting today. We had a dad start art/drawing classes with the older kids while the younger ones started on lapbooks. Then the younger ones got to do some art for the second half. Everyone got really stuck in today which was lovely to see. One slight problem was we took up quite a lot of room in the library so we are now looking at a room they have to hire, we had about 13 families and I lost count of the kids!
We were looking at Ancient Egypt and Hettie promptly found out about housing to put in her main book this week. She obviously does listen to me.
So that really was the day gone and it was rushing to nanny's for a quick cuppa before off to pick up Isobel. Then we had to frantically practice Hetties fencing work before she went to class tonight. I don't think she could have picked a sport with more rules if she had tried! Its the hundreds of definitions she needs to learn that are really difficult, but we fell back on my newly acquired Waldorf knowledge and set the definition to a rhythm and marched around the lounge with rubber swords. It really seemed to work and hopefully she can remember the 5 we worked on tonight. She's determined to get her Grade 1 because she can probably start in some competitions then.
Hettie and Isobel want to get up at 3am to wach the lunar eclipse which I wish I hadn't mentioned. They will be upset if I don't wake them up and dh will be upset if we wake him up! What's a girl to do?