The day started with 'Black Beauty' in bed...so sweet and warm and gentle I couldn't stand the thought of enforcing spelling tests and times tables. Every so often I get caught in trying to adhere strictly to the 'curriculum' and become blind to the rich tapestry of learning that is our life. Today, we let go of doing 'book work' and instead seized a glorious morning and went for a horseride. Lucky is passionate about his horse and riding at the moment and is progressing so beautifully.
He really tunes in to his horse and valued the relationship they are building together. Strength, confidence and gentleness must all combine in order to fly...
In accordance with this interest the horse books are coming out and being pored over for hours. "What's a crupper?" "What breed is Zac?" "How do you get a horse fit?" - the questions pepper our conversation all day long. And now he wants to draw horses as well as he can, so pencils and sketchbooks and tracing paper are all making an appearance as well.
And finally, this evening over dinner at sushi train, we wrote a story about life from Zac's perspective a la 'Black Beauty'.
What a fruitful day of inspired learning!
Love and joy!