This is a plan for our eight-year-old daughter, Pippi. She has been homeschooled from the start ….
We are cycling back to the beginning again, after doing a complete cycle of history using Story of the World. It’s so exciting! When we began, I had just one child who was old enough to engage with history. I now have three of them doing it, with a tagalong. How wonderful! My strategy with… Continue reading Story of the World, Volume One
Whoa – I just looked back and it’s been a LONG time since I’ve done one of these posts. I am reading: Gently and Lowly – It’s hard to put into words how this book is affecting me. I suppose it might be best to say that it’s good medicine for a recovering perfectionist. I’m… Continue reading What We’re Reading – July 2021
This year, we are hoping to extend and challenge Alice beyond the ‘recipe’ that we’ve used in previous years. We are broadening her curriculum in recognition of the fact that she has mastered many early-primary skills and that high school is just two years away. We are increasing her independent work and giving more challenge and complexity.
So, here’s what we’ll do all together this year.
A comprehensive, though admittedly not thrilling, outline of our morning time in Term 1, 2021
I’ve now been a parent to a child (and then children) with hearing loss for 6 years. That looks very different to me now than it did when it first happened.
In 2020, our third child Lewis* has been completing his prep/foundation year of schooling. My approach has become more and more stripped back for two reasons.
I read a lot of great books in 2020. Here are some of my favourites, if you, like me, are putting together a wishlist for 2021. Fiction The Complete Fairytales by George Macdonald. Gorgeous. Highly recommend. I particularly enjoyed seeing the spots where Mcdonald’s influence on C.S. Lewis pokes through. The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins… Continue reading A book-sy sort of 2020
Just when a plant is at its peak, producing exactly what it was intended to, it begins to grow prolifically, but in a weird way. It becomes strangely tall. Flowers appear. And the plant wanes.