Thank you so much for your support and prayers - is it very strange of me to say that I actually enjoyed the LEA visit? (Well apart from 2 children fighting over the computer near the end but....)
I think he was very impressed at just how prepared we were (thank you to all the wonderful people who gave me ideas and advice, Deedee, Sylvia to name a couple) and grateful for the lists/information I'd printed out for him to take away to help him with his report.
We had put all our books out on the table - my lovely Mum let me use her house for the visit as it is much easier being bigger and she was going to keep the little ones in the living room while we were in the dining room - though they were far too interested (nosey) in what was happening to stay in another room lol.
We also put a slideshow of photos on my laptop of activities done over the last year and had some of the childrens work out for him to look at.
I was happy to find out that he really seemed to understand home education and appreciated the opportunities home educated children get and could have spent all afternoon chatting about education etc, my 4 year old wanted to read to him (well in her own way) and my eldest was happy to talk to him about fashion (her favourite subject) and answer his questions - my 7yo son was a bit shy and just stayed glued to computer most of the time but at least that showed his IT skills lol.
He was very careful not to be asking the children so much as me but I was quite happy for them to answer his questions rather than me if they were happy to do so as I thought it was a good opportunity for them.
All in all it was a pleasurable experience and encouraged me that we do actually get quite a lot of learning done (sometimes I admit I do wonder lol) and he was perfectly happy - I'm looking forward to reading his reports.
Now to get some more of the "books" done before he visits next year lol ..................
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