Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Worldschooling activities 18/5 - 25/5

Here are some worldschooling meet ups for this week and the next one.

Friday 18/5 - Meet up at gutovka park

Sunday 20/5 - Family day, and opening of play park and cyclopark at Vystaviste Holesovice, We will be there, will you?

Monday 21/5 - This is cheap zoo day of the week, we will go there about 1.30 pm

Wednesday 23/5 - Meet up at petynka swimming pool. This is a great little place for families with several pools, a play park, a cafe/pub and the facilities you expect in an outdoor swimming place.

Friday 25/5 - Nerf and water gun war, family picknick at Stromovka, 1.30 pm

More events will be added shortly. Also please come with your ideas and suggestions!

Do you have kids in the age range of about 5-12? That are interested in serious lego building, arduino, science and chess? Maybe you do this at home? Why not do it together sometimes? Let us know and we will plan something!

Meet up in Gutovka Park

Come to the meet up this friday! We will be locals and foreign worldschooling/homeschooling/unschooling families.

This park is great for water play in the heat. There is also a skate park and climbing wall and regular play park stuff. Good for picnics or you can buy some food at the play park pizzeria or get some kebab on the way. There are toilets.

When? This friday 1230. Stay as long as you wish. You dont have to be there at that exact time

What to bring: Maybe a change of clothes, something to drink or eat or money for that. Possibly something with wheels and sand toys if you want.

How to spot us: Youll probably hear our kids, different languages and the other kids the same size should be in school. Message us if you dont find us on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pragueworldschooling/

How to say you´re coming: Add yourself to the event on facebook or send me a message in the message box on the right.

How to get there: Metro A-line to Strasnicka is easiest, then walk. Or have a look at directions on http://www.gutovka.cz/kontakt/

See you there!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Play date in stromovka

The next opportunity for a worldschooling play date meet up will be next friday the 20th april in Stromovka park. We will meet at "the island" with the rope raft boat as in the picture at 1 pm.

Barbeque in the Kunratice forest Monday 16th april. - FYI change of date 18th!

Come for a worldschooling barbeque in the beautiful Kunratice forest!

Bring some things for the bbq (there is a place but you need coal and things to put on)

We will meet at the Roztyly metro station (red line) at 1 pm and walk together. Or you can message me if you are late and i can send the coordinates once we are there. I will go from Vltavska, so anyone that wants to go together can join us there.

I dont remember the exact coordinates but both me and another family that is coming has been there before. There are benches and a play ground and its a nice forest to play in. If you are going message me or add yourself to the facebook event.

Some pics from the meet up yesterday in Stromovka.

Sunday, 8 April 2018

Worldschooler picnic and meet up in the park! With back up indoor plan.

So next wednesday, at 1.30 pm, we will have a meet up in Stromovka park. This park is huge. So if the weather permits we will have a picnic by the duck ponds. Someone can bring a ball. We will probably bring nerf guns. We will bring something to eat for sharing, but you dont have to.

We will meet by the duck pond with the big wooden duck bridge thing in, If you are not sure where this is you can meet us at Vystaviste Holesovice tram stop before, it takes about 10 minutes to walk there.

We will go around the ponds so you can bring scooters/bikes too if you want and we will head towards the "lake" with the "island" with the rope raft in.

If its cold we can head to the cafe where we can warm up. They have ok toilets and its baby friendly.

IF it rains heavily or the weather is really unpleasant our back up plan is to go to the climbing place called Boulder bar which is also near Vystaviste Holesovice. Its kid friendly with walls even for toddlers. You dont need equipment, you can rent shoes there if you want but you dont have to have shoes. There are slides and some things for kids to run around and play with. If we change for this plan its better that we are there a bit earlier, like 1230 or 1 pm since around 3 pm there will be kids having climbing classes. We will check in the mprning and everyone that is coming will have to check with us, but if its just cloudy and slightly chilly we will be in the park. Lets hope for sunshine!

If you want to come please send a message here or on facebook. Welcome!

Boulder bar

Friday, 2 March 2018

Fly to Mars - a special live show at the Planetarium 27th March for Prague worldschoolers

I have arranged an excursion to the Planetarium for with live show in english called „Fly to Mars“. 

We will meet at the entrance to the Planetarium (in Stromovka park) at 13:15.

The ticket costs 100 czk per child and per adult. It includes: entry for exhibition, using the simulators (ride on the Moon and Mars), make a photo in the photobox, where you can choose some space background, and the show.

This show is only available for groups so this is a great opportunity for us homeschoolers and other families that want to join us at this time. 

I have to pay in advance so to reserve your place please send a payment to our paypal or bank account number (to pay message me here or on Facebook for the details) and add yourself on THIS list. (write name and how many kids over 4 (babies and toddlers go free). Its totally ok to bring babies and toddlers, just bring something to keep them occupied just in case.

The amount is limited so please make the reservation as soon as possible. The latest day for reserving is one week before, 20th of March, so that I have time to confirm with the planetarium.

For those that doesnt know where the Planetarium is, we can meet at Vystaviste Holesovice tram stop, by the fountain, message me before if you want to meet there. You can take tram 12, 6, 17 to there, and the metro to Nadrazi Holesovice and jump on the tram there.

More details of the Mars show:

The Apollo project - a man's flight to the moon
Space flight phase - launch of carrier rocket, flight, landing and command module, return section
Planets in the night sky - the vicious stars
Astronomy at the court of Rudolf II. - Tycho Brahe, Kepler
Geocentric model of the solar system
Heliocentric model of the solar system
Solar system - eight planets
The history of observing Mars from sketches from observing binoculars to Mars imaging probes
Comparison of Mars with the Earth
Development of Mars
The state of weightlessness - its effect on the human organism
Mutual positions of planets in the circulation around the Sun
Flight to Mars - gravity slider, flight windows
History of Mars Survey on Surface and In orbit (Mariner, Viking, Mer, Phoenix)
Landing methods - heat shields, parachutes, brake motors
Future of Mars flights - supply missions, missions with human crew
Growing plants in the cosmos - no atmosphere and sunlight
Terraforming Mars
The sky on the surface of Mars - the constellation around the north pole of Mars (Swan), the daily atmosphere

Monday, 22 January 2018

Play Date at vozovna play park in stromovka

Welcome for an informal meet up for homeschoolers in stromovka park! The vozovna play park is a good place to meet up because there is a café where you see the kids from and you can warm up in. If there is snow bring toboggans!

We will meet at 1 pm. Message if you come. So far 4 families have confirmed and a couple of maybes.