We took a little break this week from our usual school routine (I'll be talking more about that in my next video).
Wanting to make the most of the very, very last bit of summer and nearing the end of our time in Nova Scotia we did more out and about than we usually do. Which of course, the kids love. Especially if it involves blueberries, waterfalls, ferry rides, craft co-ops and bakeries.
This summer Laurent got an iPod, mostly to listen to audio books. I had no idea he'd use it for making notes - these were all his idea by the way, not a homeschool project or "assignment".
I love the "everyday" learning of this kind of writing, which is mostly what we do in the elementary years for writing instruction. Writing to communicate when we have something to say. A poem to express, a story to tell (Brienne is our story teller), a letter to send, a book to summarize - in which case Mommy does the writing and the kids dictate. But that's a whole different post waiting to be written, pages and pages of my scribbled notes waiting to see the FIMBY light of day.
But let's talk about sweet breaks (don't get me started talking about writing, it's hard to stop) because breaks are fun and soothing to the soul.
Our family loves the regular routine of being at home together but we also like going places and doing things.
This week I tried my best to do a bit of both. As you all know, a tricky line to walk.
How do you manage to walk that tricky line between structure and sweet breaks?