Monday, 5 June 2017

Join us for Gulliver travels arts workshop in DOX and other things this week!



Wednesday 1030-1200. Learn czech workshop! We havent got a teacher at the moment but we are equipped with books with talking super pens for learning czech and some memory games, I also have resources for learning simple conversations and counting with the help of youtube :)

Thursday 1 pm - Water park play date. Come and play with us! Bring picknick, swimming clothes, water guns and a good mood :)

Friday at 1030 - Workshop at DOX, suitable for kids from about 2/3 to 12. 

How did it happen that an airship “landed” on top of the severe and cleanliness of the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art? And why is it named Gulliver? Like one of the most famous figures in utopian literature, you will set out on a diverse exploratory mission. For a while, your world will shrink, other times you will shrink, but on the way you will see everything in an unconventional manner. Once you will engage various senses, then you will see everything around you form a different perspective.

Explore various levels of the DOX Centre, find out why the co-author of the airship received an architectural award in the area of sustainable development, and try out sustainable materials for the final workshop. Together, try to find the limits of fantasy and the fundamental assumption of pluralism, that there are always various and different paths to the right solution. The programme contains various sensory stimuli, movement, and creative activities.

The activities takes about 2 hours. The cost is 300 cz per family regardless of how many children you have. Register by emailing us (on the form on the side here) or sending a facebook message to the Prague worldschooling facebook page

A deposit of 100 czk is needed so that I know how many families will come, you can also send the whole amount to me. Can be done by account, paypal, bitcoin or cash. Last date to register is thursday.

The last time we went to DOX for a homeschooling programme it was pretty awesome. Have a look at the short video I made here!

As always, you need to give notice at least the day before so I know how many are coming to these activities :)



Some pics from last weeks forest "nerf war" meeting:









Monday, 29 May 2017

Nerf war at Obora hvězda

We dont have a lot planned this week. Unfortunately our youngest got lyme disease from a tick so he is on antibiotics and we have to stay out of the strong sun. A shame really. This week offers perfect swimming weather. I hope the world schoolers can get together without us and enjoy the sun. There are plenty of swimming options in Prague. Some easy ones g
to get to are : Petynka swimming pool and the water play park at hladkov tram stop, there is also a lake you can get to (Hostivař reserve). Watch out for the ticks though, we got our one from Petynka and that was even after what i thought was a thorough check!

So this week Im only arranging the nerf war. We will meet at 1pm at the star building in the obora hvezda forest. Its a lovely place which is good for a picknick and some den building also. There are two play parks. The field by the star building is best for the nerf war for finding bullets. The easiest way to get there is tram 22 or 25 to either obora hvezda or vypich. You will see the gate to the forest there and just walk on the gravel path until you get to the star building (cant be missed). Let me know if you are coming!



Picture of some nerf fighters from last summer :)





Saturday, 20 May 2017

Cave tour, swimming, news, etc this coming week 22nd - 26th may



Activities for worldschoolers and homeschoolers this coming week


Tuesday 23rd - Weather is looking good for this day so we are planning for outdoor swimming at the lovely Petynka pool. We will meet at 12. You can bring your own picknick and drinks, they also have a pub (of course) where they sell some fast food etc. This place has a nice play ground and very good pool for small kids. You can park here or take the tram to Malovanka and walk over the bridge. Directions.

Wednesday 24th - Czech lesson in the morning 1030 at a democratic school - this is not a drop in class. Its a regular activity until and after the summer, in a non-authoritarian playful way. We have space for one more family.

Thursday 25th - It looks like its going to rain this day. We havent planned anything but are open to suggestions if you have any :)

Friday  - 26th - Visit to KONĚPRUSKÉ JESKYNĚ (caves near Beroun. We will try to get a tour at 11. This might change however depending on the qtty in the group etc. Its best to get there by car, otherwise possible to take train to Beroun and walk 5 km. Directions. We have 3 extra spaces in our car and could offer a ride from Holesovice. Bring picknick and drinks! And something warm to wear in the cave plus good shoes. If it doesnt rain we will make a combination trip to Velka amerika as well.

Some videos from last week.


Arts workshop at DOX. We are planning a repeat soon the their other programme for schools. Likely first week of june on a thursday or friday. Do you want to go on it? Message me!



The water play park at Hladkov is excellent for homeschooling play dates on hot days. This will be a regular spot during the summer. Just near the tram stop Hladkov, free, play park as well, very good when its not school holidays :)


Checking the interest for the summer and autumn. I would like to start regular workshops and "study circles" for these "subjects". Let me hear what you think and if you have any suggestions too!

Math study circle with Khan academy etc

Wood work

Informal football club for kids ages about 4-10.

Kids yoga/gymnastics. Lets get enough families and we can rent a teacher and place!

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Bunker tour, art workshop and more! 8-21st may

Prague nuclear bunker tour thursday 11/5 at 1 pm 

Very cool place! Unique collection of cold war items. Interesting for adults and kids. I have arranged a tour for us! It costs 100 cz for adults and free for kids - you will pay me with the exact money at the place. Public transport easy - we will meet at tram stop 15 mins before or outside of there. More info at http://www.prague-nuclear-bunker.com/museum-home-page/gallery

Art workshop friday 19/5 at 11 am. - join us for a tour!

I have arranged an arts workshop at the DOX museum in holesovice for us. its a special workshop for homeschoolers in english :) Do you want to come? its on friday 19th at 11 am. the cost is 300 czk per family no matter if you have one or six kids! A deposit of 100 czk must be paid to me so i wont be out of pocket, either by seeing me before or send to my paypal so ill know youll definitely come. We need at least 3 families to make it happen. Dont miss this great opportunity. This is suitable for children in most ages. You will get to see the cool zeppelin on the top and learn about gullivers travels! http://www.dox.cz/en/



Will be updated as im adding stuff:

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Plans for last part of april + what we did last week



Last week has been pretty busy, we have done something almost every day with the worldschoolers! The coming week my sister is visiting so I wont post many activities but there might be something happening in the Prague homeschooling group on Facebook - im not sure.

Sunday 23/4 For tomorrow our family will visit the Crocodile place where you can feed crocodiles at 1030 and 2pm. It would be nice if some worldschoolers would join us but it late notice i know and we plan to do this anyway

Monday 24/4 - Visit to the Prague zoo at 1030. They have great play parks and discounts on mondays.

Wednesday 26/4 - Czech lesson at 1030 - we have space for one more family to join us regularly.

Friday - 28/4 - Not settled yet - we might go to the Technical museums science workshop in the morning.

Please get in touch before if you want to join any of these activities.

Here is a video of our underground visit in the 100 year old (not in use) sewers and waste water management plant. This is a very cool place if you love stuff with cogs and wheels and running through the sewer pipes :)


We also had an extra interesting day in the Czech class (which is very much respectful to kids and fun for them) with "den zeme" ("earth day") theme learning about sustainability and what different types of rubbish is called that you can build houses from.


Sunday, 16 April 2017

Worldschooling activities 18-22nd april



Activities for worldschoolers and homeschoolers this coming week


Tuesday 18th april - 11 Excursion to Trnkova Zahrada garden place if it will be good weather. for bad weather we will meet at the crocodile zoo in holesovice.  We will decide in the morning which one so if you are planning to come check our facebook group and message us.

Wednesday - 19th april - Czech lesson in the morning 1030 at a democratic school - we have place for one more family.

Thursday 20th april - Underground tour in the afternoon. Either the public tour at 2 pm or a school tour - im waiting for confirmation.

Friday 21st april - Homeschooling meeting at Mala Chuchle Radotinska. This is a nice forest walk near Smichov. Meet at 1:30 at bus stop Mala Chuchle. we will then walk through the forest, passing by the mini-zoo and several playgrounds. Bring picnic food, there is a small restaurant at the mini-zoo with goulash and sausages. The walk ends at bus stop Raditinska

For these activities we need to know in advance if you are coming. 

Saturday 22nd april  - Czech Homeschool science fair. .

Some pics from last week.

Obora Hvezda - Wood anemones

5 families from different countries came to the meeting

Spontaneous sunday meeting at the tram museum with another family

Bike park near Obora hvezda

Easter crafts at czech lesson in Svobodna Skola
 


Ginger bread happy easter!

Parkour at Svobodna Skola

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Easter plans

This is our plans for easter

Friday 14th april - forest play in Obora Hvezda at 1 pm. This wonderful little forest is easy to reach with tram 22 and 25, we will meet up in the play park in the middle. Perfect for den building, picnic. Bring nerfs and scooters or bikes if you want. Just outside there is a practise biking park which is really nice.



Weekend nature trip - This coming weekend we are keen on an out of town adventure trip - not exactly decided what yet because it depends on the weather. If you have a car and would like to join us let us know! It will either be a cave visit (if its raining), rafting or a nature full day trek.

Saturday 15th april - Weekend easter crafts on a Maze in Tchaoivna. Im not sure we are going but it seems a nice activity!



If you are worldschooling or homeschooling in Prague you are welcome to join us, just let us know before and if you are new introduce yourself please :)