This home schooling ‘thing’ is hard work. I have formed a whole new respect for all teachers. Imaging myself teaching 20 + children has given me nightmares ... the worst type of nightmares!
I give 3 cheers to all teachers!
On Tuesday, I decided to drive the kids to Cardiff – about an hours drive from the farm. We were meeting Rob & Chris (David’s Aunty and Uncle) there. It took me all of 5 seconds to make my mind up to go but then I started to feel bad (not that much that I cancelled!) that the kids wouldn’t be doing any school work that day.
So off we go to on our big adventure. To say I was a little stressed driving on own was an understatement but the kids were great and kept themselves entertained whilst I navigated my way along the motorway.
We met Rob & Chris and our day started. Towards the end of our day, I voiced my concerns to Chris, who promptly put everything into perspective.
Today we tackled:
Science, Language, Food Appreciation, History, Maths and PE ... I think this was how she put it.
Science: 2 + hours experimenting, playing and problem solving at Techniquest.
Language: Italian. We went to a great Italian restaurant. The kids practiced their Italian with the waiters.
Food Appreciation: Pizza and Gelato! Yum!
History: Walking around Cardiff Castle.
Math: Making sure we got the right change whilst shopping.
PE: The extremely fast paced walking we did as it was so freakin cold.
Bless you Chris for making me feel better.
I have to step back sometimes and realise that what we are experiencing this year is awesome. A day off won’t hurt. That being said, we are off to Barcelona next week ...
Take care everyone.