Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Worldschooling activities this autumn



Here are the organised activities for this autumn that you can join as a worldschooler or local homeschooler.

Makers space with Katie at American Academy

Learn to make stuff in a group. For instance there would be wood work stuff, soldering tools and sewing machines. At the school American academy on mondays at 16.00.

Arts workshop at Muddum for kids 5-10

Thursday 14-16 o clock. 250 kc.

Climbing group

Just climbing for fun at Boulder bar in Prague 7, its a great place for kids and there are boulders for smaller kids too (id say youngest would probably be 3-4 to enjoy it. 85 kc and you can rent climbing shoes there if you want. Tuesdays at 2 pm

Czech for foreigners with Svobodna Skola

Learn czech in a group. Thursdays 10.50-11.35. 150 kc per lesson and family.


Music in english with Svobodna Skola

Singing and playing for the whole family! Thursdays 11.45-12.30. 150 kc per lesson and family.


Sports in English with Svobodna Skola

Ball games, cooperate games etc. Thursdays 13.15-14.15. 150 kc per lesson and family.


Parkour with Svobodna Skola

13.15-14-15 on Tuesdays. Jump over obstacles and have fun with the bilingual czech english parkour teacher Hynek from Svobodna skola! You commit to one semester and can leave or stay with the kids. 2100 kc per semester


Programming workshop with Caroline

Learn to program through Codecademy, scratch and Tynker, learn to make a simple animation or game, write a blog, open a simple webshop or whatever you want to learn to do. For children age 4 and up. We are no experts and we are learning too! Families that join must come with their children, their own computer and will be their childrens coaches.

Forest-play and nature days

Every other friday worldschoolers meet up to play and chat in the forest. We bring a picknick and just have some fun! We do excursions in the nature not only for play but to learn about biology. We have a nature-journal where we note down what we have learned. We visit an apiary farm, do bird watching, visit farms, learn about animals and plants or just meet up in the park.

Meet-ups

There are no organised other meet-ups but you are welcome to suggest something. We always welcome new worldschoolers and new local homeschoolers.

Museum visits and excursions

We do trips and museum visits once in a while depending on demand. As the other activities I organise on Prague worldschooling its entirely free. You just pay your own costs. As a group we often get discounts and can arrange special tours. Nothing is planned for this autumn but I would like to and would need an extra hand from a czech speaker organising it.

IMPORTANT - You need commit to activities at least a day before and for some you will need to sign up for.

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Some recommended regular activities for worldschoolers


Kiddum Lego School - it is what it sounds. Classes for kids and a play area. Sign up at Kiddum.

Prague English Football club - Sign up at PEFS

A Maze in Tchaiovna is a wonderful place to hang out and play games, and they have some activities. Kid friendly and they accept bitcoin.



Thursday, 7 September 2017

#Notbacktoschool but to worldschooling activities!


I have had some time off the blog and arranging activities..having a legitimate excuse. We now have another family member :). Being busy with dealing with the hot weather and trying to spin a breech baby i havent had the mood to do any organised stuff this summer. Also people have had their own plans so there hasnt really been a point.

But now that everyone else is back to school and we are trying to get back to normal in our family we will get back to business again.

Katie has been wonderful and arranged some homeschooling activities so if you want to join any you can message HERE.

For instance, there will be Makersspace on Monday afternoons from 4 pm.

Where kids can come together and make/invent collaborate on projects etc. I love this way of learning and its a big trend in the US right now. There is a ton if info and resources online, but here is a brief intro to what this is. https://www.makerspaces.com/what-is-a-makerspace/ So, the location will be https://americanacademy.cz/en/?ver=2 Its a new school opening this year in Prague 4. For instance there would be wood work stuff and sewing machines.

And Katie has also arranged a kids arts class at Muddum in Prague 7. Thursday Sept. 21st 4-6pm there will be a trial lesson - . Its art for 5 -`10 year olds. Price will be 250 kc. 

Further there will be an excursion to the Petrin observoratory and Barrandov film studious later in October.

Apart from what Katie has arranged id like to arrange a weekly climbing group on tuesdays at 2 pm at Boulder bar in Prague 7, its a great place for kids and there are boulders for smaller kids too (id say youngest would probably be 3-4 to enjoy it). Its quite cheap (85 kc) and you can rent climbing shoes there if you want. If you want to join this group send me a message on the message box here.

And some other things id like to do regularly the next few months, is one weekly sports activity at a set time (football in the park, or swimming for instance), a programming and math group, and a weekly nature activity. 

Have you got your own suggestions? Let me know!

The beauty of homeschooling: Free to do what you want when you want!
9 months in your tummy, 9 months on the tummy!


Monday, 5 June 2017

Join us for Gulliver travels arts workshop in DOX and other things this week!



Wednesday 1030-1200. Learn czech workshop! We havent got a teacher at the moment but we are equipped with books with talking super pens for learning czech and some memory games, I also have resources for learning simple conversations and counting with the help of youtube :)

Thursday 1 pm - Water park play date. Come and play with us! Bring picknick, swimming clothes, water guns and a good mood :)

Friday at 1030 - Workshop at DOX, suitable for kids from about 2/3 to 12. 

How did it happen that an airship “landed” on top of the severe and cleanliness of the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art? And why is it named Gulliver? Like one of the most famous figures in utopian literature, you will set out on a diverse exploratory mission. For a while, your world will shrink, other times you will shrink, but on the way you will see everything in an unconventional manner. Once you will engage various senses, then you will see everything around you form a different perspective.

Explore various levels of the DOX Centre, find out why the co-author of the airship received an architectural award in the area of sustainable development, and try out sustainable materials for the final workshop. Together, try to find the limits of fantasy and the fundamental assumption of pluralism, that there are always various and different paths to the right solution. The programme contains various sensory stimuli, movement, and creative activities.

The activities takes about 2 hours. The cost is 300 cz per family regardless of how many children you have. Register by emailing us (on the form on the side here) or sending a facebook message to the Prague worldschooling facebook page

A deposit of 100 czk is needed so that I know how many families will come, you can also send the whole amount to me. Can be done by account, paypal, bitcoin or cash. Last date to register is thursday.

The last time we went to DOX for a homeschooling programme it was pretty awesome. Have a look at the short video I made here!

As always, you need to give notice at least the day before so I know how many are coming to these activities :)



Some pics from last weeks forest "nerf war" meeting:









Monday, 29 May 2017

Nerf war at Obora hvězda

We dont have a lot planned this week. Unfortunately our youngest got lyme disease from a tick so he is on antibiotics and we have to stay out of the strong sun. A shame really. This week offers perfect swimming weather. I hope the world schoolers can get together without us and enjoy the sun. There are plenty of swimming options in Prague. Some easy ones g
to get to are : Petynka swimming pool and the water play park at hladkov tram stop, there is also a lake you can get to (Hostivař reserve). Watch out for the ticks though, we got our one from Petynka and that was even after what i thought was a thorough check!

So this week Im only arranging the nerf war. We will meet at 1pm at the star building in the obora hvezda forest. Its a lovely place which is good for a picknick and some den building also. There are two play parks. The field by the star building is best for the nerf war for finding bullets. The easiest way to get there is tram 22 or 25 to either obora hvezda or vypich. You will see the gate to the forest there and just walk on the gravel path until you get to the star building (cant be missed). Let me know if you are coming!



Picture of some nerf fighters from last summer :)





Saturday, 20 May 2017

Cave tour, swimming, news, etc this coming week 22nd - 26th may



Activities for worldschoolers and homeschoolers this coming week


Tuesday 23rd - Weather is looking good for this day so we are planning for outdoor swimming at the lovely Petynka pool. We will meet at 12. You can bring your own picknick and drinks, they also have a pub (of course) where they sell some fast food etc. This place has a nice play ground and very good pool for small kids. You can park here or take the tram to Malovanka and walk over the bridge. Directions.

Wednesday 24th - Czech lesson in the morning 1030 at a democratic school - this is not a drop in class. Its a regular activity until and after the summer, in a non-authoritarian playful way. We have space for one more family.

Thursday 25th - It looks like its going to rain this day. We havent planned anything but are open to suggestions if you have any :)

Friday  - 26th - Visit to KONĚPRUSKÉ JESKYNĚ (caves near Beroun. We will try to get a tour at 11. This might change however depending on the qtty in the group etc. Its best to get there by car, otherwise possible to take train to Beroun and walk 5 km. Directions. We have 3 extra spaces in our car and could offer a ride from Holesovice. Bring picknick and drinks! And something warm to wear in the cave plus good shoes. If it doesnt rain we will make a combination trip to Velka amerika as well.

Some videos from last week.


Arts workshop at DOX. We are planning a repeat soon the their other programme for schools. Likely first week of june on a thursday or friday. Do you want to go on it? Message me!



The water play park at Hladkov is excellent for homeschooling play dates on hot days. This will be a regular spot during the summer. Just near the tram stop Hladkov, free, play park as well, very good when its not school holidays :)


Checking the interest for the summer and autumn. I would like to start regular workshops and "study circles" for these "subjects". Let me hear what you think and if you have any suggestions too!

Math study circle with Khan academy etc

Wood work

Informal football club for kids ages about 4-10.

Kids yoga/gymnastics. Lets get enough families and we can rent a teacher and place!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Bunker tour, art workshop and more! 8-21st may

Prague nuclear bunker tour thursday 11/5 at 1 pm 

Very cool place! Unique collection of cold war items. Interesting for adults and kids. I have arranged a tour for us! It costs 100 cz for adults and free for kids - you will pay me with the exact money at the place. Public transport easy - we will meet at tram stop 15 mins before or outside of there. More info at http://www.prague-nuclear-bunker.com/museum-home-page/gallery

Art workshop friday 19/5 at 11 am. - join us for a tour!

I have arranged an arts workshop at the DOX museum in holesovice for us. its a special workshop for homeschoolers in english :) Do you want to come? its on friday 19th at 11 am. the cost is 300 czk per family no matter if you have one or six kids! A deposit of 100 czk must be paid to me so i wont be out of pocket, either by seeing me before or send to my paypal so ill know youll definitely come. We need at least 3 families to make it happen. Dont miss this great opportunity. This is suitable for children in most ages. You will get to see the cool zeppelin on the top and learn about gullivers travels! http://www.dox.cz/en/



Will be updated as im adding stuff:

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Plans for last part of april + what we did last week



Last week has been pretty busy, we have done something almost every day with the worldschoolers! The coming week my sister is visiting so I wont post many activities but there might be something happening in the Prague homeschooling group on Facebook - im not sure.

Sunday 23/4 For tomorrow our family will visit the Crocodile place where you can feed crocodiles at 1030 and 2pm. It would be nice if some worldschoolers would join us but it late notice i know and we plan to do this anyway

Monday 24/4 - Visit to the Prague zoo at 1030. They have great play parks and discounts on mondays.

Wednesday 26/4 - Czech lesson at 1030 - we have space for one more family to join us regularly.

Friday - 28/4 - Not settled yet - we might go to the Technical museums science workshop in the morning.

Please get in touch before if you want to join any of these activities.

Here is a video of our underground visit in the 100 year old (not in use) sewers and waste water management plant. This is a very cool place if you love stuff with cogs and wheels and running through the sewer pipes :)


We also had an extra interesting day in the Czech class (which is very much respectful to kids and fun for them) with "den zeme" ("earth day") theme learning about sustainability and what different types of rubbish is called that you can build houses from.