So I'm hideously slow on WiP shots. Part of it is because I'm feeling a distinct pointlessness in them (there are many characters and whatnot to come) and most of it is simply because I keep putting off taking the screenshot when I think about it, and then eventually forget.
This weekly stuff is tiring. Seriously who reads this anyway? May just start hiding them as I still kind of need to write them. Anyway.
Bit of a slow week this week as the kids all caught a cold and I spent a couple of days heroically fending it off.
My loving husband has told me on many occasions that I'm certifiably insane. While not exclusively so a lot of it has to do with the whole trying to be a studio around homeschooling, webmonkeying, being the one at home so having to manage the house and all the associated miscellany.
Our garlic bulb has grown quite large but is now looking a bit limp and sad. Got the kids to draw it again (still have to find where Tao put his first diagram). Tao's writing is improving a lot. Got him to work out the perimeter and area (both of just the floor and the entire building) of a building he was making in Minecraft.
Good enough for now, I'm sure I'll fiddle with it more as I go. Was going to post a much earlier wip and of course it was "after I fix this, and do this bit, and what the hell is that, and..." now it's mostly done.
Monday: sick. Fortunately there was Josh to help with maths. Josh was making noises about wanting to do modular arithmetic. When I passed the kids were doing basic arithmetic on the whiteboard. Josh wasn't quite sure who was where and thought Tao knew how to carry 10s. I said we were working on carrying 10s, he hadn't quite got it yet but could so multiple digit addition and subtraction in his head as long as the numbers were under 10.
The "Primer": a fictional computer ("book") in a work of fiction called "The Diamond Age" by Neal Stephenson. It is carted about by the child and absorbs information from its surroundings and uses that information to construct appropriate learning experiences for the child in a narrative fashion.
Been a bit of a lazy week this week.
Now with more detail and split into National Curriculum subject areas as best I can manage (because I fail at reductionism and bureaucracy seems to fail at holism; with some luck perhaps we shall collide in a catalystic rather than confrontational manner somewhere in the middle, and bonus if this helps someone somewhere in some way).