“What children need is not new and better curricula but access to more and more of the real world; plenty of time and space to think over their experiences, and to use fantasy and play to make meaning out of them; and advice, road maps, guidebooks, to make it easier for them to get where they want to go (not where we think they ought to go), and to find out what they want to find out.” John Holt
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Photos of April-May 2010
We managed to get a dozen garden projects done in April during Gerard and Trudy's visit.
As usual, Joran has his own projects in mind.
White-washing fence, creating gravel paths and new garden beds.
The dirt arrives.
Earl and his tractor helping with excavation for the greenhouse.
And time to enjoy it all.
5 eggs/day and they make delightful pets, too!
John's brother Maurits with girlfriend Mariska visited us for 3 weeks.
Jasmijn loved Snoqualmie Falls as much as our guests, who knew of the falls from the popular TV show, Twin Peaks.
Jasmijn really bonded with Mariska, so happy to have a new "auntie."