Little Star Homeschool

"Do not train children to learning by force and harshness, but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each." Plato

Today we hung out loads of washing on the line, went shopping at Iceland, posted the Direct Debit form for family membership to The Wildlife Trust, rubbed a balloon until it was statically charged and observed what happened when it was put next to a stream of water, found out the maximum number of straws Robert could suck water through, repaired some scratched Playstation games and made a yummy pasta bake for tea!

We grew this simple crystal geode from a Crystal Growing Kit (this one's only £2) Quite a good result I think. A different technique from what I am used to, at school we dangled a small base crystal on a piece of cotton into a saturated solution. This kit involved soaking a base rock in a saturated solution contained in a plastic pot. The end result is the same however as you can see clearly the crystal formation.

Harry is growing fast.

Robert says "even though he's mischief sometimes, he's very cute."

Sometimes a bit of time to oneself is good.

Being a Granddad is just plain exhausting.

Robert and I have just got back from a late Mother's day visit at my mums. While I was making tea I spotted this fox through the kitchen window. Looks like he was doing a spot of sunbathing, making the most of the last of the afternoon's rays.

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