So this morning we began by thinking up ideas of what to include. I encouraged her to flip through her hamster book for inspiration.
While I was setting up the page she reminded me about doing her passport. Late last night I got the idea of a play passport to go along with her Geography studies. Don't you just love the internet!? Others have thought the same, so easy-peasy I simply downloaded and printed out a template from fiarcircle.com.
I wrote out the words (basic personal details) and she copied them in. A nice exercise to have them learn their nationality and reinforce date of birth and so on.
The idea of copywork, or handwriting practice where the child writes a letter over and over, seems infinitely dull to me. Miss5 can practice handwriting by simply doing it. That is, as part of her topic/interest.
She picked up her herbal book last night so I thought to print out her Herbal Roots Zine. We've started with Ginger from the 2010 archive. I modified the pdf quite a bit as it has a lot of information that's a little dense for a 5 yr-old. When she's older we can add the rest of the pages. She particularly enjoyed the fictional story of ginger.
As I write she's returned to her continents notebook. She really likes playing with the labels.
A mish-mash of a morning! That's one great aspect to HE, going with the flow.
And now it's dress-up time it seems - playing Merida (Brave). After lunch we're headed to our Haberton HE group.