I came across this post about a family looking for guides for their new to homeschooling children. It’s an interesting angle, and certainly something that appeals to me. Rather than having a tutor for a very specific subject, it makes sense to have someone (who is not the parent) to guide your kids along the … [Read more…]
I often think homeschooling is about removing what we don’t like and encouraging more of what we do. We have more control over things. If we try out a class and we don’t like it or the teacher then we don’t continue. In school you’d have no choice. If we don’t like hanging out with … [Read more…]
Nice talk about schools and what they need to do to shift away from the old ways in an age of technology abundance.
Some things we’ve been up to: They’re back from Scotland and are tired out! We’ve made some stamps – I’d like to do more of this. Including printing on tshirts. Aaron continues to be Beano mad, it seems to be rubbing off on Ben as he has started to read more of the annuals and … [Read more…]
Recently Ben and I have been making up stories as we go along at bed time. He loves it and we always have a bit of a laugh. Last night we were talking about a planet. And monsters. And there being a ‘billion’ baddies. 10,000 baddies were then killed. Then another 10,000. We were trying … [Read more…]
Today I made a stamp. This is really just a trial to test out the quality, I’ll probably try to find some better and bigger material to use for other projects. I’d like to look into making ones suitable for printing on tshirts. I think Lego characters would go down well in our house! For … [Read more…]
I’m doing my best to follow the interests of my boys. This week it has just been Codie and myself hanging out. It’s been quite chilled and I’ve made a point of not doing much. I’ve concluded that life with one child is quite easy! He’s been quite into Play Doh and painting recently. I … [Read more…]
Hah…I knew I wouldn’t keep up, but perhaps I have a good excuse. Some days with unschooling are great. Others are really hard work. We had one of the hardwork ones a couple of weeks ago. We’ve worked through it and have come out stronger than before. Aaron has been really keen on DragonBox. He … [Read more…]