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Not Back to School in January

Today is the first day back at school for those kids that go. For those that are home educated, things can be different. Today Rafe has:

Completed a periodic table jigsaw puzzle that he got for Christmas:

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Although I wonder if I should ask for my money back in light of the news that four new elements have officially been added to the periodic table this week?!

He has thoroughly beaten his mama at a game of Countdown (another Christmas present). In this round, Rafe got a 9 letter word while I only managed “TOAST”!

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And written out this postcard ready to send to Anja in Germany, thanks to our participation in Postcrossing:

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Next stop: lunchtime.

Happy days!

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Exploring the World with Postcrossing

At a recent home ed gathering, one of the girls was showing us her lovely album full of postcards from all over the world. She had received these by signing up to Postcrossing. Have you heard of it? The basic idea is that you send postcards to random people all over the world and, in return, you receive postcards from random people all over the world. Yes, real, actual postcards in the mail! Both Rafe and I signed up, created our profiles and sent off postcards – to Russia, Germany, the USA, Japan and Taiwan. Rafe has now received back his first postcard. His profile mentions that he likes both cute animal pictures and music so this one, from a Postcrosser in Helsinki, seemed very appropriate:

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I think being involved in Postcrossing will be a great enhancement to our home education learning. First, it will encourage Rafe to do some more writing! Second, it will be a great opportunity to learn about different countries and cultures. And third, it will be fun – a much underrated component of learning 🙂

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