Saturday, March 5, 2016

Leap Day Start

Gabriel and Arden and I started off our formal home ed year this past week.  We're starting the year with a nature block, doing a few things at home and getting out and about.

Sprouting linseeds.

Off to King's Park for a walk- view of the Swan River.

Another view of the river.

Tree top walk.

Underneath the tree top walk.

Arden, Irving and I have been reading Aboriginal myths to start the year off.  I've been taking advantage of the wonderful Sacred-Texts site and reading the myths from here.

Later in the week we made a bullroarer and did a bit of tidying up on our balcony garden with a view to planting herbs and anything else that takes our fancy. 

Making the bullroarer.

Bullroarer is finished!

We finished the week with a bit of journalling, and Gabriel did a bit of studying of biodynamics via youtube.

I've not done much sewing recently, but I am feeling pleased that I've learnt how to take pants and skirts in.  Have done two items of clothing so far, and feeling ready to fix all my ill-fitting clothes.  I found this link very helpful.

Willow is teaching Arden violin this year, and Gabriel and myself are continuing to learn guitar.  Irving has decided that he's also learning harmonica, and joins in whenever Arden does an online lesson.  We've started to have a once a week family music jam, in the hope that everyone will start playing music together, in a relaxed pleasureable  sort of fun way.  We're also having a once a week dancing night and once a week reading night; we're reviewing rockabilly with Gabriel and Arden, and reading Antony and Cleopatra.

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