Charlotte Mason called home the "best growing-ground" for children. Since I love seeing what makes your home education unique, I thought you might also be interested in seeing a bit of the Russian side of ours.
This might be a bit cliche' but it's true - If you came over right now you would find caviar in our refrigerator. Not for long though as tomorrow (May 9) we celebrate "Victory Day" or День Победы, the day marking Nazi capitulation to the Soviet Union in WWII, known as the Great Patriotic War in Russia. A staggering 27 million Soviet lives were lost and no Soviet family was left untouched.
I love the Russian Avant-Garde...and I love coffee.
Children drink tea as well. Here we're having a crab-apple tort with our tea and reading Masha & the Medved', a very little bit like Goldilocks & the Three Bears.
Our official schooling is done in English but once school time is over we primarily speak Russian at home. The children's poems of Agnia Barto and Korney Chukovsky are some of our favorites. Also pictured is Maxim's handwriting book.
At any given time one of us is sporting a Russian sailor shirt. As I look over the monitor my husband is wearing his.
Blini and black currant preserves. You can read more about our Russian Kitchen if you like. I love to cook lots of different cuisine but about 50% of our diet is traditional Russian. Many things from my midwest upbringing translated easily enough into Russian cooking. Pickle soup was not one of them.
Play things differ as well. Here is one of the acorn people the boys made with their papa. The little guy is standing in front of a Kamaz dump truck.
There you have it, a very small sampling of the Russian side of our "growing ground".