***In September 2011 6 families got together and started Buddies Home School. Each week we meet in each other's home and follow a simple rhythm: movement and music, craft/ baking, snack time, free play and story time. Each part of the session is led by a different family. We are sharing this week's session with you here...***
Oh it is so good to be back at Buddies again. We all slipped with ease back into the groove.
Actually, we did meet last week. The weather was glorious so we spent the session on the beach. We didn't have a structure and the children just played beautifully and at peace with themselves,each other and their surroundings. I didn't blog about it here because I have not been in the 'place' to want to blog and also all of the pictures would have contained nudey kids ;-P
So today was our first 'proper' Buddies session and our theme was Blackberries. After our welcome song we tugged on our shoes and headed off up the road to a quiet lane with a wild hedgerow.
We walked down the lane in glorious September sunshine looking for blackberries ripe and ready for picking.
Still we did find some to put into our buckets and containers...
In fact most people's (some mummy's included aherm) buckets were rather on the empty side as we headed back to base.
We did come back with this meager little amount...
Amanda lead our next activity and after washing the berries and adding a few chopped strawberries and blueberries to bulk out our lack of berry, she made the most gorgeous muffins with the kids...
Then settled down to a long and peaceful game together pouring gravel into cups and containers. I was too far away to hear what exactly their game was but it lasted for a long time and there was not a single row.
It was so good to be back at Buddies again and I am already looking forward to next week's session.