We've been back at our normal book work in earnest. The children are working hard, and have adjusted pretty well to term time after the summer break.
|My 8 year old hard at work.|
We've had a nature walk, been running with friends, and my 10 year old has made some very tasty millionaires' shortbread for us to enjoy while watching Bake Off.
|A Nature Walk|
Today we had the first of our Home Education Group meetings. After working our way around the world over the last couple of years, we have begun a series of science themed sessions. This week we were focusing on states of matter. We have a wide age range, so we've divided into two groups for the younger and older children. I think it went well, but it was fairly hectic! My children all said they enjoyed it, though, which was good.
Term time has nearly, but not quite, killed off my time for reading. I need to get back into the habit of filling little slots of time with books. I got slightly ahead with my list for the reading challenge I am doing this year over the summer, so I'm still on track - but I'd still like to read a bit more.
I am still managing to fit in a couple of runs each week, however, plus a parkrun with the family. Leaving early in the morning works for me, and it is a good way to get a break, clear my head a bit, and to get some decent exercise without spending much money. I ran 12 miles one day this week, which was very satisfying!
Tomorrow will mean parkrun again, with my 8 year old hitting his 10th run milestone. After that, we are all going to watch Michael run a half marathon - something he's wanted to do for a while. We're looking forward to it!