Monday, 19 December 2016

Xmas break for the worldschoolers



We will take a christmas break and return to worldschooling activities after new years eve. Our family will be travelling to Poland so we will not have any more activities for this week. Both our organised ones and the ones we do.

If you want to participate in arts classes and family yoga classes after christmas please let me know. We will fit the activities in our schedule so it fits most. The class leaders need to know beforehand so sign up now rather than later. We have also the possibility to arrange classes for homeschoolers in math, czech and lego robotics if there is enough participants.

We do want worldschoolers to keep getting in touch with us so if you are in Prague and want to meet up with other worldschoolers let us know. We will be back on the 29th, so we can arrange something special if you are here :)


We went to Moninec, 70km south of Prague. Its a ski resort with easy runs for the beginners. Our kids tried skiing for the first time. They had two lessons. Not all resorts are open yet. Moninec have got their own snow machines. We will try the northern skiing places soon, and go for longer, probably 2-3 weeks. If enough people are interested we could get together and arrange a worldschooler skiing camp! (and get group prices)

Arts class, making a crazy memory game.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Our schedule for the coming week and some news


Monday


10.30 am - Arts class the unschooling way with Luis Cerdas suitable for all kids. Please come 15 minutes before. In maze in tchaiovna near Hradcanska. 250 kc for 2 hours. Please tell me before so i know who is coming. We have space for more families. You are welcome to try it.

Monday about 1 or 2 pm - we will go iceskating at Letna. Its free. Rental of skates costs 80 kc if you dont have your own. Its
just by the Sparta tram stop


Wednesday 


10.15 am - Family yoga session - for a small cost. Please tell me before so i know who is coming. Afterwards we will go to letna park and play.

About 1 pm - we will go iceskating at Letna. Its free. Rental of skates costs 80 kc if you dont have your own. Its

just by the Sparta tram stop.


Thursday 


Day-trip to the forest that can be reached by metro (Prague 4). We will leave about 12.30. We will collect things from the forest to make crafts with the following day. You will need to tell if you are coming latest on tuesday. 

Friday 


Programming at Paralelni Polis near Delnicka tram stop  at 10. (suitable for kids from about 4, no experience needed) 
We help and inspire each other with the programming, though there are tutorials that are easy to follow.

Friday afternoon: We want a nerf war! Do you want to come shooting? Let me know latest on wednesday and we will decide a time and place! - everyone is welcome afterwards to do some Crafts with forest things and painting in our house. 


Sunday


10 am - PEFS football in Nebusice
3 pm - chess with chess nuts in maze in tchaiovna
5.30 pm - Melanie has another yoga class for kids that are very nice - really recommend it also.


As with all our activities and meetings - please let me know before if you are coming. 

Homeschooling swimming - We will swim 1-2 times a week. Evenings work best for us and we will go when we go. The Sutka pool is really nice so this will be our regular pool. Homeschooling families are welcome to join - hopefully there will be some time to hang out but i think  we will mostly be chasing our kids. :) at 7. Sutka has easy parking and there are buses going there too from Kobylisy. It is clean, with a very good area for small kids, river, slides for kids and a bit scarier slides for the adults too! The vystaviste pool is good for learning to swim, it just has a simple lap pool, this one is good if someone wants to have a swimming circle with us for learning to swim during the day time we can do that too. I will keep this activity flexible - if anyone wants to join - then let us know and we can decide times.

Ice-skating -  our sons have got a new passion - we bought skates today! We will try do to as much iceskating as possible the next couple of weeks. Id like to get the boys into a class or hire a teacher. Would anyone be interested in an iceskating/hockey class once a week? 

What we did last week


We need most of the actitivies I posted last week. We have been ice-skating several times. The sunsets this week have been amazing. 

Worldschooling flats for rent in an excellent location


We have been busy with our worldschooling flats - just got the keys last week for the second one! Both are located in an excellent location surrounded with wonderful eating places and lots of stuff to do and about 10 min from the centre.

Both will be fully equipped, newly renovated and for rent to worldschoolers at a decent cost from January. If you are interested in this please message me.

Some photos from last week



Such a beautiful sunset we couldnt stop ice-skating! Henry tried skating for the first time without the support.

A team with disabled amazing hockey-players putting on a fantastic show.

I can never get tired of this

Good conversation and baking doesnt go well together. From our swedish xmas crafts friday.

PEFS football school - they will start a wednesday class soon.


"cooking" at arts class in maze in tchaiovna with plasticine.


 


Sunday, 4 December 2016

Our schedule for the coming week and some news.

Monday


10.30 am - Arts class the unschooling way with Luis Cerdas suitable for all kids. Please come 15 minutes before. In maze in tchaiovna near Hradcanska. 250 kc for 2 hours. Please tell me before so i know who is coming. We have space for more families. You are welcome to try it.


Wednesday 


10.15 am - Family yoga session - for a small cost. Please tell me before so i know who is coming. Afterwards we will go to letna park and play. We might go iceskating too in Letna!

4 pm - We will start a math study circle where we will mainly use Khan academy. You need a laptop for this. We have one to lend. In Holesovice.

Thursday 


Ice-skating in Letna in the afternoon. Lets skate and then warm up with some hot chocolate or warm wine in the play park pub afterwards.


Friday 




Programming at Paralelni Polis near Delnicka tram stop  at 10. (suitable for kids from about 4, no experience needed) 
We help and inspire each other with the programming, though there are tutorials that are easy to follow.

Friday afternoon at 4 - ginger bread baking and swedish xmas crafts! Come join us for this fun event. I will show you how we do xmas decorations and cards in Sweden. If you have any material to contribute with - like old toilet paper rolls and thin cardboard and glitter and string, please bring that along! 


Sunday


10 am - PEFS football in Nebusice
3 pm - chess with chess nuts in maze in tchaiovna
5.30 pm - Melanie has another yoga class for kids that are very nice - really recommend it also.


As with all our activities and meetings - please let me know before if you are coming. 

Homeschooling swimming - We will swim 1-2 times a week. Evenings work best for us and we will go when we go. The Sutka pool is really nice so this will be our regular pool. Homeschooling families are welcome to join - hopefully there will be some time to hang out but i think  we will mostly be chasing our kids. :) at 7. Sutka has easy parking and there are buses going there too from Kobylisy. It is clean, with a very good area for small kids, river, slides for kids and a bit scarier slides for the adults too! The vystaviste pool is good for learning to swim, it just has a simple lap pool, this one is good if someone wants to have a swimming circle with us for learning to swim during the day time we can do that too. I will keep this activity flexible - if anyone wants to join - then let us know and we can decide times.


What we did last week


We need most of the actitivies I posted last week. The weather was quite bad apart from the Friday (and weekend). We spent a lot of time indoors. On Friday, we took the opportunity with the lovely weather and took time off work to go for a lovely walk in town and to the xmas market. 

Worldschooling flats for rent in an excellent location


We have been busy with our worldschooling flats - just got the keys last week for the second one! Both are located in an excellent location surrounded with wonderful eating places and lots of stuff to do and about 10 min from the centre.

Both will be fully equipped, newly renovated and for rent to worldschoolers at a decent cost from January. If you are interested in this please message me.


Christmas market in old town, Prague

Beautiful view from Letna Park

If you want to see more pictures and a good map of our thursday walk please see my other blog www.denandraresan.com (its in swedish but translates to english with the button on the right side)

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Worldschooling programme 28th nov - 4th dec

Monday


10.30 am - Arts class the unschooling way with Luis Cerdas suitable for all kids. Please come 15 minutes before. In maze in tchaiovna near Hradcanska. 250 kc for 2 hours. Please tell me before so i know who is coming. We have space for more families. You are welcome to try it.


Wednesday 


10.15 am - Family yoga session - for a small cost. Please tell me before so i know who is coming. Afterwards we will go to letna park and play.

4 pm - We will start a math study circle where we will mainly use Khan academy. You need a laptop for this. We have one to lend. In Holesovice.


Friday 



Programming at Paralelni Polis near Delnicka tram stop  at 10. (suitable for kids from about 4, no experience needed) 
We help and inspire each other with the programming, though there are tutorials that are easy to follow.



Sunday


10 am - PEFS football in Nebusice
Come with us to the crystal fair at vystaviste holesovice! It looks like fun :) we plan to go there after lunch and programming.
3 pm - chess with chess nuts in maze in tchaiovna
5.30 pm - Melanie has another yoga class for kids that are very nice - really recommend it also.


As with all our activities and meetings - please let me know before if you are coming. 

Homeschooling swimming - We will swim 1-2 times a week. Evenings work best for us and we will go when we go. The Sutka pool is really nice so this will be our regular pool. Homeschooling families are welcome to join - hopefully there will be some time to hang out but i think  we will mostly be chasing our kids. :) at 7. Sutka has easy parking and there are buses going there too from Kobylisy. It is clean, with a very good area for small kids, river, slides for kids and a bit scarier slides for the adults too! The vystaviste pool is good for learning to swim, it just has a simple lap pool, this one is good if someone wants to have a swimming circle with us for learning to swim during the day time we can do that too.


What we did last week

I dont have many photos from the week unfortunately..been to busy! We have met new homeschooling families this week which has been really nice. We had a nerf war in Letna, we have done all the activities that I posted except thursday. We went swimming in Sutka instead and in another place. Im sure ive missed something..anyways. xmas times are coming up. We will plan a swedish christmas craft and baking event probably on the following friday.




Sunday, 20 November 2016

Worldschooling programme 21-27th nov


Monday

10.30 am - Arts class the unschooling way with Luis Cerdas suitable for all kids. Please come 15 minutes before. In maze in tchaiovna near Hradcanska. 250 kc for 2 hours. Please tell me before so i know who is coming.

4 pm - We will start a math study circle where we will mainly use Khan academy. You need a laptop for this. We have one to lend. In Holesovice.

Tuesday

Private classes 

Wednesday 

10.15 am - Family yoga session - for a small cost. Please tell me before so i know who is coming. Afterwards we will go to letna park and play.

Homeschooling swimming at 3 - Two good warm pools are nearby = Sutka (with slides) and Vystaviste (newly renovated). We will decide on the one that suits most.

Thursday 

11.30 am - Weekly programming for beginners in Paralelni Polis.
For the afternoon we are planning a nature activity and if bad weather indoor climbing.


Friday 

Morning nerf war at letna
Friday afternoon baking! Today we will start at 4 pm. 


Saturday

We didnt get to do this last week so we will give it a try again! - Nature/Castle excursion out of town if good weather to Kokorinsko, it looks stunning! Would be great if some worldschoolers would join us too. (you will need a car)


Sunday

10 am - PEFS football in Nebusice
3 pm - chess with chess nuts in maze in tchaiovna

As with all our activities and meetings - please let me know before if you are coming. 


What we did last week

I dont have many photos from the week unfortunately..been to busy! But here is a scones photo from last friday. Boys got covered in flour while baking and they had cushion fights which was great fun. Somehow it always ends with minecraft these days.. The football is now indoors in nebusice. Last week was very busy - we have done things everyday. This coming week will be a bit more quiet to balance it. We started taking private classes the whole day on Tuesdays for the czech language and math. I can really recommend it and its affordable too. If you want the details for the teachers I can forward them. For the next season (if we are here) we can create a math class for homeschoolers if there is enough interest.





Tuesday, 15 November 2016

This week - what we have done and what we will do

I havent had time to post the plans this week yet, but we have been touch with our regular worldschoolers for the activities we have already done. So ill post some pics of what has happened and whats still left of this week.

Wednesday 

10 am - Family yoga trial session (too late to register for those that havent done it)
2 pm - Programming session in Holesovice. Free and from 4. Needs to sign up latest on tuesday evening.

Thursday 

Afternoon excursion at 1 pm! It will depend on the weather where. If its nice we will be outdoors and if its rainy and cold we will do a museum (like the DOX ). Do you want to come? Please let me know latest wednesday afternoon.

Friday 

Friday afternoon english theme cooking and crafts! Today we will start at 2 pm. We will make it an english afternoon with scones, muffins and tea. Would be good if someone could bring acrylic paints

Saturday

Nature/Castle excursion out of town if good weather to Kokorinsko, it looks stunning! If its bad weather we will visit a museum instead.

Sunday

10 am - football
3 pm - chess with chess nuts in maze in tchaiovna

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So far this week we have done an arts trial class. Check for more info here if you want to sign up.



And we have seen the blood moon (well it wasnt really bloody but it was big) from the Petrin Hill.



This weekend we went for a nature trip to Swiss bohemia national park. It was just our family. It was really amazing - recommend!


Thursday, 10 November 2016

Trial arts and animation class

I have in cooperation with Luis Cerdas, a professional artist from Costa Rica that has worked with teaching children there, arranged a trial for an arts class on next Monday (14th) at 1030 in  A Maze in Tchaiovna near Hradcanska. It is easy to find - see the map on the link.

This is a wonderful opportunity to take part of an arts class especially designed for us unschooling families in Prague. The teacher is sort of unschooled himself so he understands what our kids are about and will put together a special programme for those that will join. The classes will be in blocks of 4 weeks. It is a family class - which means - be part of it! The cost will depend on how many that join, however it will be within a homeschoolers normal budget.

The central idea is to stimulate imagination and see what the collective interests are. We will work a lot with colours and with our surroundings (for instance we will not always be inside, we can also work with materials like leafs that we find in the park also. We will work with animation also, and make small figures in different materials. If we are many, classes will be held in the arts studio, and there will be access to a ceramic burner too.

Classes will be taught in english (also czech and spanish if your kids speak that). Its not suitable for under 4. I will need to know in advance - latest on saturday - which ones of you will be coming - so please let me know asap. You sign up by writing an email to us on the blog or on our facebook page (please let us know your email adress)

Here is an inspirational video by Luis - please watch it (starts about 30 seconds in)


More on http://luiscerdasjaubert.com/


Sign up for a family yoga trial lesson

I have in cooperation with Lovely joga arranged for a free trial for family yoga on wednesday 16th at 1015 (dont be late - you need 15 mins to wind down when you get there!).

This is a wonderful opportunity to take part of family yoga that is especially designed for worldschoolers. Its suitable from 3 and up. My husband went last week with our 4 year old and has left a positive review (which is good because he is not the yoga type at all).

We have about 5 families that signed up so far. We would have space for one or two more for the trial if you want to come - then I need to know latest tomorrow.
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Here is some info from Lovely Joga:

I hope that you and your boys are both healthy and happy, its yet another very cold day in Prague but at least that sun is shining 😊

I am writing to you as promised about the Family Yoga class that will be starting next week. I am going to go through all the details to confirm and even re confrim things 😊thats how I roll!

Family Yoga- Wednesday 16th November- Start/ Finish time 10:30- 11:30 (please arrive at least 15mins earlier, I will be at the studio from 10)
Location- JOGA LETNA-  Dobrovského 666/20, 170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice 
http://www.jogaletna.cz/
Feel free to change clothes (lockers at the studio are provided)
Mats and other equipment are provided by me/ and the studio 😊

After some thought about the price for the class I decided that I wanted to offer some fair discount, in an effort to support Home Schooling 😊 Usually my classes are 190 per child per hour- therefore I have done some clever maths and decided that it makes more sense to ask for the following-

One Child/ One Adult- 300 czk (with any additional child and/or adult its 50czk) per class.
(Children under 2 come for free) ♥ But I need to be informed if a baby is joining us so that I can prepare a safe space. ♥

I hope that everything reads clear for you. And please can you email me the contacts of all the families that have confirmed so that I can send them a welcome email. 😊

If you have any questions please ask- And I will write to Helenka from Joga Letna today to book the space for next Wednesday (and for the 4 weeks that follow) 😊

I am looking forward.
Mely 



Monday, 7 November 2016

Worldschooling activities and excursions 8/11-16/11

We are a bit under the weather so we have put the worldschooling activities on hold for a couple of days. What we will do this week with the worldschoolers is:

Tuesday

Meeting with the Costa rican artist Luis at Maze in Tchaiovna. Come here at 1030 if you would like to be part of shaping the classes, it will be arts and animation for both kids and parents.

Wednesday

Programming at 10 in our place near U Pruhonu tram stop (Holesovice, tram 6, 12)

Thursday

Excursion to Troja Castle and the Maze if its nice weather. If its raining we will have a craft session at our place in the morning and see what we plan for the afternoon.

Friday

Park play date at Letna in the morning at 1030.

Italian afternoon and crafts. Come and make pizzas with us in the afternoon at 3-7 pm. We get the ingredients. Ill put out a donation box. Will also bring out the crafts materials and look up a creative activity.

Saturday 

if its nice weather we will go to Prachovske Skaly for a day trip

Sunday 

We will play football at 10 and chess in Maze in Tchaiovna at 3.

(its its bad weather on saturday and nice on sunday we will do the prachovske skaly trip instead)


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Please remember that we have a trial lesson for family yoga next wednesday 16/11 at 10.15.

We have also planned a forest trip out of town on the following monday afternoon.

As always - let me know if you want to come to anything the day before. We are always happy to have new people joining us.

Some pics from our previous week of worldschooling..


Weekly chess on Sundays 


Vietnamese rice paper rolls in the making..these are so delicious and healthy also! 


Our feast 


This weeks project at the saturday arts class at Drawplanet 


An informal trip - urban exploring. This is the abandoned jewish cementary. We will do more exploring with worldschoolers if there is enough interest 


It was a lovely day. We were on the way to the nerf war in obora hvezda. then it suddenly became stormy. We had a very quick nerf war! 


The kids work more independently now with programming. At the moment they like Tynker best 































Sunday, 30 October 2016

Diwali and more Halloween! Worldschooling schedule 31/10 - 6/11



Monday - Halloween trick and treat in the expat village Nebusice. Apparently this is quite popular in the expat community. Dress out and come and trick and treat with us! About 5.30 pm. It should be near the international school. You are better off taking the buss from Borislavka rather than driving as it should be quite tricky to find parking spaces.

Tuesday - free czech class in the evening at A maze in Tchaiovna.


Wednesday -

Programming at 10 am in Paralelni Polis near the Delnicka tramstop.

2.30 pm Nerf war! At Obora Hvezda (in the forest by the star building) Bring your guns! If you dont have any we have a few spares. Tram 22/25 to Vypich or Obora Hvezda.


Friday - Come and make vietnamese rice paper rolls and sushi with us! We will get the stuff we need  - please contribute to the ingredients  - about 100 kc per family - and let me know at least on wednesday so i can know how much we need to get. At 3 pm. We will bring out the arts stuff we have when the kids get bored. If its a nice day we will also be in stromovka in the morning, in the play park.

Saturday -

I can really recommend Drawplanet arts class for kids - you get a free trial first time. At 11-1 pm. Near Strossmayerovo namesti.

Halloween with classacts. 3pm. Games, crafts, storytelling and lantern parade. For about 2 hours. More info. 100 kc per family

Indian new year - Diwali, a festival with lights the indian way. At the cultural center in prague 4. A must if you like indian festivities and food! Dancing, tombola, fire works and more, the way the indians do it. at 5:45 so head there straight from the halloween thing if you are going to both. 150 kc for adults, 50kc from 5 and free for kids under 5. More info.

Sunday -

Football (indoors in Nebusice) at 10.

Kids chess club with Chessnuts (and board games) at 3 pm at the maze in tchaiovna.

We will likely skip the chessclub if its a nice sunny day - then we will do a day trip to the beautiful bohemian paradise Prachovske Skaly after the football.

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We will start a cooperation with an artist to have classes for us once a week in creative skills such as painting and stop go animation. We are planning this for mondays at about 1030. Who will commit to this? Please get back to me.

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I want to start a weekly reading circle (both for kids that can read and that are learning) - likely on tuesday mornings. It will be free and can be in a cafe or in our home. Who would like to join us?
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Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Worldschooling programme for 26th-31st october - Halloween!


Wednesday at 10 am - Programming at Paralelni Polis. 

Thursday  Halloween crafts and carvingyou pay 60 kc to get in which includes a pumpkin to carve and other crafts.

Friday - Play date and picknick in Stromovka park at 1030 - bring bread for the ducks! Afternoon at 3 pm - Come and try traditional swedish baking in our home in Holesovice. Near the delnicka tram stop (Holesovice) - I will show some traditional swedish recipies, then you can eat up the results or take it home. Donations to cover costs for ingredients - must let me know beforehand if you are coming.

Saturday - Halloween crafts and pumpkin carving, and halloween games in A maze in tchaiovna. At 3-9 PM. Near Hradcanska.
Sunday - Chess for kids at A maze in Tchaiovna at 3 pm.

As always - please let us know the day before if you are coming to any activity.


Monday, 17 October 2016

Worldschooling programme - 17-23 october - Pumpkin carving and more

Monday - Board games at the maze in tchaiovna cafe - we will be there about 2 pm

Tuesday - Play football with us in the morning! Lets decide on a park. Free czech lesson in a Maze in tchaiovna in the evening.

Wednesday at 10 am - Programming at Paralelni Polis.

Wednesday  at 2.30 pm - swimming at Sutka pool in Prague 8. I have heard the water is warm and that they have got slides! 

Thursday  Visit to the DOX arts museum 1030, afternoon climbing in the climbing center in Holesovice

Also Poetry, and scouting.

Friday - Forest play in Stromovka park at 1030 - we found some great climbing trees! Afternoon at 3 pm - Halloween crafts, baking and pumpkin carving! In our home near the delnicka tram stop (Holesovice) - Bring a pumpkin and a good knife. 


Sunday - Football with Prague english football club at 10/11 and chess for kids at A maze in Tchaiovna at 3 pm.

As always - please let us know the day before if you are coming to any activity.