It's the week for sharing our learning spaces. Which is why it's taken a couple of days to get the pictures....I had to tidy up the desk. :)
At the moment E and myself share a desk space. I just vacate it when he needs to work in a focused space. Since Christmas that's only been while building large lego sets that take 3 days. As you know we are De-Schooling at the moment which is trial and error for us. But I do consider 3 days of building a huge lego set as learning...
- how it feels to focus
- how he uses the pictures to enhance his spatial concepts
- how he feels and can tell that he needs a break
- how it feels to go to bed with it unfinished
- how it feelswhen he can't find a piece
Of course all of this relates to the Asperger's type symptoms of 'black & white' emotions and anxiety levels.
Above is where we store other learning resources.
We didn't realise how big the PC would be - it's enormous and doesn't fit on our desk so it is beside Dad's in the 'office' at the moment.
We also didn't think the use of the Touch Screen would come so naturally. I can't even find the mouse in this picture. He doesn't use it. The downside.......the screen always looks dirty.
And of course it wouldn't be complete with our outdoor areas. We moved to acreage to help E learn about himself and sustainability. We wanted him to get out more. On the right you can see our pool fence and behind it our 14ft trampoline (we used to have an 8ft in the city).
Here is a picture from the front of the house where we sit and watch the birds (and obviously chickens) in the morning. It always inspires E to get the camera and wander around shooting.