In February I wrote on my blog..
S's Sims 4 knowledge has increased massively as she has mastered custom content. It is a phenomenal game covering architecture, fashion, family budgeting...
Via slavery and black rights and the colourblinded casting of Hamilton it has also tied into the long term interest in the OJ Simpson case.
S and I visited the new Design Museum in March as a mother and daughter day out.
Gokarting has not gone so well this year - S has been 6 or 7 times since Christmas but moved up to an adult kart meaning there were always adults on the track - a faster kart and less consideration mean she hasn't wanted to go since May.
As I wrote on my blog in February
Our Social guy E has had around 10 friends (not simultaneously!) to play with online over the past 24 as I check in and out with the parents on text / messenger there's been a lovely flow about it - There is absolutely no way our local homeed group could facilitate this kind of term time, week day social contact for him with children past double digits in age.
Whilst we were making pizzas E told me all about Tom Clancy about how he wrote books and made video games - I said I expected that the movies were made of the books and that the video games were spin offs - E was ADAMANT he was right so we looked up Tom Clancy and he was. It is good to be open to having your expectation of the status quo changed by a 10 year old.
around 75% of Tuesdays we made it swimming at Burgess Hill triangle after football club.
A theme so far this year has been making commercial foods at home eg shakeaway's milkshakes, pizza express pizzas and garlic butter - partly with the help of salty former employee blog posts we have had some really good successes.
TD and I have been reading Artemis Fowl - a book series S enjoyed some years ago
O was a gifted a Ninetndo switch for his birthday continuing his passion for all things Mario.
An epic sort of the pieces has led to many Lego projects. I am the piece finder - O is the project manager and design engineer. It is a delight to see his brain work around problems.
O and I visited the Novium for the Tim Peake exhibition and Haslemere Museum.
From the blog back in March
Splendor, Blokus and Love Letters remain our favorite family board games - and Exploding Kittens
Orbeez have been popular
For the 9th year in a row we met up with friends on World Book Day
"In car conversations today ranged from the difference between nuclear and extended family's, capitalism vs socialism, umbilical cords, income growth and the cult of home ownership."
Cough! S, E and O have all had a cough that won't budge for ages!
Articles and Book References
Guardian article about home education
Do Screens damage your eyes?
Teens and screens
Schools preparing pupils for the future (or not)
Article about unschooling mentiones minecraft
How to grown unschoolers turn out
Effect of video games on behaviour
the kittens coming home