Birmingham Stage Company's version of Roald Dahl's Danny Champion of the World. It was brilliant and we all enjoyed it. They also bring the Horrible Historys to the stage as well, which are also excellent. Worth checking out if they're in your area.
We (dh & I) have decided that Issy needs to finish her last term if possible, although she's finding it hard going at the moment. But her regular teacher will be back after the Spring break and there's lots of fun things this term, so it will be a shame if she misses all the best bits. That said I am busy working on a curriculum for her now just in case we have a change of plan! So tune out now if you're not interested in home ed curriculums.
I keep going back to look at Sonlight. My main concern is it looks like a huge amount of work and is fairly expensive if we're not going to end up using it. I'm also torn at not wanting to leave our lovely Waldorf behind. But Issy likes to work, probably late at night - at 11pm last night she told me she was 'inspired' to write a story. I need a plan to fit both girls in or I can see us getting no-where, so I've been making up my own which as you will see I've 'borrowed' heavily from others.
Each will have a folder with plans and activities. Issy will probably be able to do a lot of hers with less support than Hettie needs. So in theory she can get on with at least some of it, allowing me to carry on with Waldorf with Hettie. Hettie then will have her folder so when I'm with Issy she at least can pick something to be getting on with. Hettie doesn't need to do the history work if she doesn't want to as long as she does her normal main lesson work. I'm using Grade 2 Waldorf for Issy's main work (lets face it I have most of the curriculum already). Its a 3 day schedule with 1 day that's for Home Ed group activities, and can be used as a 'catch up' day if needed. Leaving me 1 day and the weekends to go to work.
Main idea is morning verse, maths, read alouds will be together, as will arts/crafts in the afternoon. I'll swop history for geography every few weeks or so when I get that far, and the plan is to have week blocks for various festivals throughout the year.
Ok so thats the theory. Will it work, who knows? but I'm thinking that if I say this is what we do they'll get on with it. Experience shows me if I say what do you want to do they amble about dithering, I dither and we get nothing done. Oh well I've had a nice time buying lovely folders, coloured stickers etc etc. Now for housework (groan) and C another new book just arrived throuh the door LOL