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.

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!