Author: Paul Wheeler

Cleveland Way adoption

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We finally squeezed in a podcast. Huzzah! This week we talk about our adoption of a section of The Cleveland Way and what this entails, we have a grand adventure in the woods and Frogger and Toad share their numerous Scores of the Weeks.

We give a shout out to the lovely Melissa at waldorfessentials as we get ready to begin our new curriculum in September. Due to work commitments and the summer holidays our next podcast will be out on September 21st, meanwhile you can follow our facebook page and see what we get up to on Twitter.

Happy holidays everybody. Have a super, amazing, fantastic, enjoyable and spiffingly brilliant summer.

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Waldorf Triop salad

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We visited a Waldorf school this week and took part in the kindergarten session. We enjoyed the freedom of playing outside and the gentle rhythm of the flowing morning session. Toad learnt to finger knit too.

Meanwhile, we’ve hatched and killed some triops and frogger and toad share their weekly highlights.

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Steiner School Visit

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Happy July! We hope you’re getting a better share of the weather than we are in foggy Yorkshire. This week we talk about what to do when everything goes to pot and how so much learning is achieved and skills are acquired even when we beat ourselves up for not doing more formal learning.

Frogger shares her weekly highlights and we talk about the evolution of our local Waldorf school and its transition into flexi learning. Find out about Hinderwell scarecrow festival beginning in the 23rd July for one week and why to visit Saltwick bay on the 9th august.
Links:
John Holt – How Children Learn
Ross Mountney – A Home Education Notebook… To encourage and inspire
Botton Steiner School

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Turtles and sharks

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Toad’s seven! To celebrate we quiz him with the birthday interview and discuss our day out at the sealife centre.

Learn some fun facts about turtles with Toad and hear our scores of the week.
Links:

www.sealsanctuary.co.uk/ascar/scarboroughsls.html

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A lovely photograph of a highland cow sent in by Oliver. He had to over come his fear of cows to shoot this picture for us after a rather fearful incident a few months ago. So thank you to Oliver:-)


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Don’t Eat the Cyanide Moths

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It’s been another hectic weekend and we’ve had a blast with a houseful of welcome visitors and a local festival; all throughout the hottest days of the year so far.

It’s Grandad’s birthday and to celebrate we take a trip on the steam train and explore the church at Goathland.

Are you thankful for your garden? We talk about the importance of green space and what the garden means to us. Plus, join Frogger and Toad for their weekly highlights.


Froggers Cyanide Moth

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Tai Chi Masters!

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We’ve been feeling a tad worked up this week, so we decided to see what steps we could take to help us relax. We talk about the things that make us angry.

We research and try out Tai Chi, though rather reluctantly from Frogger, and talk about the many benefits for mind and body from this martial art.

Finally, join Frogger and Toad for their Scores of the Week.

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Leaf mining pests

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Despite the weather taking a leap back into Spring we plough forwards with our Summer plans. Find out what we intend to study throughout Summer and how science is going to be a key feature.

We talk about the destruction of our Rocket grown from seed, the attempted manslaughter of mange-tout and the attack on our cauliflower by a burrowing microscopic menace.

Talking of insects, do you know how useful these little creatures are? Particularly, ants. Ants are currently being studied to help create antibiotics in the fight against superbugs.

Hear some simple ways in which you can effortlessly help the environment.

We discuss Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet as our literature topic draws to a close, Paul celebrates his birthday and Frogger and Toad share their Scores of the Week.

Namaste.

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Lake District adventures

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We’re back from our jolly holibobs! Hear all about our week in The Lake District. We talk about England’s deepest Lake and highest mountain. (As usual Frogger and Toad have forgotten most of the things we did!)

We managed to supplement our meals with some healthy foraging in Roan Woods and experienced two different levels of customer service from two pubs owned by the same people.

We get up close and personal with the demonising May bug.

We describe how we enjoyed our trip to Muncaster Castle and whether we think the haunted legends are true.

Finally, join Frogger and Toad for their ‘Score of the Week.’.

Links:
www.muncaster.co.uk/
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockchafer

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Foraging Fun

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Following our week of birthdays, Frogger tells us all about her wee party with her home educating friends and sits in the hot seat as we fire this years birthday quiz at her.

Paul and Frogger have been foraging and we discuss the abundance of food to be found in the hedgerows, the garden and the woods. We talk about how to take the sting out of eating nettles and share some delicious recipes to try out with your own children.

Finally, Toad and Frogger share their Scores of the Week.

Please note there will be no podcast next week, we will return in two weeks time. In June too! (June is busting out all over….)

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The Birthday Girls

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The birthday season has officially began. On this weeks podcast we celebrate not one, but two big days in our calendar. Firstly, Newt turns 2 closely followed by our eldest amphibian, Frogger. We try our best not to allow our beliefs and healthy eating ideals to slide by creating a low sugar, grain free, nut free chocolate brownie cheese cake.
We discuss our attempts to begin new and inexpensive birthday traditions. We share our ideas for birthday parties, games and food and hope to inspire our listeners to share their own traditions and ideas with us.
Join Frogger and Toad for their ‘Scores Of The Week’.

Links:


The Birthday Book: Celebrations for Everyone (Festivals and the Seasons)

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