On Wednesday we went to our home ed group at the library. We are both very grateful for this group. It has given Oscar a chance to make new friends and provides him with valuable social opportunities. Ohhh...and hopefully he is learning a few things there too. I have also made new friends, something that has been really important to me. When we started home schooling (just a few weeks ago) we didn't know any other home educators so it has been great to get out and see other people doing the same thing as us and to see the older home educated children who are all perfectly normal, lovely, bright, intelligent, articualte individuals. The group itself only started in the summer of this year but has grown very rapidly with all the members becoming involved with ideas of what to do in the future.
This week we started with a Horrible Histories Christmas quiz followed by the story, Christmas in the Big Woods. Then the children heard a little about the history of Christmas crackers before making some themselves. Unfortunately I don't have any pictures of Oscars' as he insisted on pulling then with his Dad as soon as he got home so he could show his Dad what he had put inside them. But I can assure you they were marvelous, very spangly and complete with bad joke.
Afterwards we all went to the park, it was a bit cold to hang around outside long so the children had a quick play, the grown ups had a gossip then we all headed to the lovely park cafe for some lunch.
After all that Oscar had a Taekwondo lesson before returning home happy and tired.
A picture of Oscar and some of his friends at the home ed group.