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  • Welcome!

    Hi! I am Sarzy, I am a Mum, I am a photographer, I am homeschooler and lover of all things beautiful!

    Let me tell you a little about me and We Live We Learn :)

    I want this blog to be a beautiful place to visit. I have always "seen" stories in my head, so I love that I can use images to tell a story (or part of one). Often I will not write much to accompany my images. They are the story after all. To me pictures capture something more than words — I am sure that comes from my dyslexic brain, we are visual people.

    This blog began as a place to share my photo a day project, a project about my everyday life with my family and what I am grateful for each day. I started the project in 2010 when I realised that I did not appreciate the little things in my life. My project was born to remind myself of my beautiful, extraordinary, ordinary life. I would recommend a similar project to anyone — making the time to find something to be grateful for each day has really changed the way I look at my life (for the better!).

This blog is also dedicated to our learning. How could it not be when it it such a huge part of our life! We homeschool and our style is Unschooling with a Montessori twist. My hope is that by sharing I will: help demystify homeschooling and Unschooling; help others by sharing ideas and resources; encourage by showing my successes and failures.

    I love beauty around me and I hope to show that an ordinary life is beautiful.
    I look forward to having you here!

Engaging learning spaces – Maths

I will admit that when I decided to set up at dedicated area for maths related bits and pieces I was nervous! I thought it was going to be tricky to make maths look like fun… I guess that my memories of long, bland and tedious maths lessons at school had stuck with me!

I need not have worried! I set up this area one evening while the children were in bed, and first thing the very next morning both of them were at the dining table counting or adding! It was a great reminder for me firstly not to put my preconceptions onto the kids and secondly if it is beautiful and engaging they will want to explore!

We Live We Learn, Maths area (01 of 1)

I will post more about what we have in the area over the coming weeks:)Until then here are some activities that have come about simply by having this area available.

William teaching Sage to count to 100

William learning to add big numbers

Sage using counters for counting and simple adding

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