Friday, 19 April 2013

1 + 1 = 2

Well its the school summer holidays here in Goa and that means K is at home with us and I had better get used to it because I've pretty much decided that she will not be returning to school next term. She has graduated from KG1 with a glowing report but it just doesn't make sense to drive her back and forth to school everyday when she can stay at home with R and I learning the same stuff (and more!).
 So R + K = two kids at home!
School is out for everyone else but for us, this is how its going to be from now on. So hows it looking?
Well we are enjoying our time together in many different ways and with the same approach as always - no pressure to study- Im finding that there is no stopping the learning!


Sprouting beans, cooking pancakes for breakfast and making ice tea.

 A visit to the saw mill where we watched the men at work, learned how to tell the age of a tree and got our hands on some really interesting pieces of wood.

Ill let you know what we did with these pieces of wood in my next post.
 The girls have just bought a recorder each and are busy learning their notes.

There is always time for some quiet reading.

We celebrated the hindu festival of Holi with lots of colour!

 We celebrated Easter too.
 Dont forget the egg painting!

 A trip to the beach in dads jeep.

 I know my big alphabet!
Planning a party requires careful counting skills and ....oh lots of fun!
Lets build a den!

 Watching some men re-roof a neighbours house.


These are just a few of the things we have been doing along with lots of swimming, cricket and football in the garden, visiting friends, and just relaxing at home and on the beach.
R is devouring books at a fast rate and K is bombarding me with questions all the time. Both girls are fit and active and enjoying the no pressure learning.
We've had Maths days, History days, Science days ,Cooking days, Music days, Reading days, Sporty days,  Lazy days, all have been Happy days!
I hope everyone has a great summer...I know we will!


  1. what a wonderful way of living and learning ! I love your pictures they are beautiful and I wish I could be there with you and share all this ....maybe one day we will be able to visit you the way are you coming to England this summer ? xxx

  2. Hi Sophie. Thanks. Yes we are planning a trip over in the summer. Hope we can get together xx

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  4. This is all fantastic, You've crammed so much in. I'm really proud of all of you for what your achieving and it looks like so much fun!! Keep up the good work, xxx