This is the first post in a four part series that I’m hoping to write over the next few weeks. As I go along, I’ll string the posts together with links. This is my second turn around at doing a prep/foundation year with one of my kids. One of my general goals for this first… Continue reading Play-based maths in the first year of learning: the foundations
The year is drawing to a close and I’m only now just documenting what we covered for Year 2 in 2018. I submit a lengthy plan to our state education department that covers all of our content, resources and ideas for the year and here’s an overview of what we did: English, Literature and Language… Continue reading Year 2 – a classical education plan
This year, I’ve been practicing a morning time with the kids to start our days, with great success. For me, the keys to making it work are several: Planning: I plan out all of what I want to cover, my resources and Bible readings in advance at the beginning of the term. I print out… Continue reading Morning Time in Term 3, 2018
I’ve been learning the hard way that school holidays aren’t always easy on the homeschooling mum. I often arrive at them tired and want to get a whole bunch of things done around my house, or just relax, but my kids arrive at them without the typical excitement of a kid who’s been at school… Continue reading Five quick activities to set up for school holidays
About two years ago, my husband made an outlandish suggestion to me. He convinced me to give it a go and I begrudgingly agreed. There are many things I’ve been wrong on in my life. This can be written down on the list.
I am reading: Fierce Wars and Faithful Loves: Book I of The Faerie Queene, Edmund Spenser. I gushed a bit about this edition, edited by Roy Manyard on my Instagram — it’s brilliant. Know and Tell by Karen Glass – I’m really appreciating this book as well. It’s nicely written and all the little pings… Continue reading What We’re Reading
I promised you at the beginning that I didn’t have time for this blog. I still don’t. But I love the writing — when I can make it happen. So, I’ve come to accept the hills and valleys of the capacity in my life to sustain personal projects and I creep back when I can.… Continue reading For now, not forever.