Book recommendations · reading

What We’re Reading – Feb 2019

I haven’t done one of these posts in almost 6 months. Eek. Here’s what’s on current rotation around here: I am reading:  Beauty in the Word — this is stretching my brain and making me dredge up recollections of things that I read during university. I like it so far, but I’m not sure what… Continue reading What We’re Reading – Feb 2019

Book recommendations · classical homeschooling · Curriculum · Year 1

Year 1 – A Classical Education plan for 2019

I’ve posted my Year 3 education plan here, and now I’ll share what my six-year old daughter, Pippi*, is covering this year. For the most part, she is working at or beyond her year level according to Australian Curriculum standards. There are very few areas that are adjusted to account for her hearing loss. Morning Time: … Continue reading Year 1 – A Classical Education plan for 2019

Curriculum · classical homeschooling · Year 3

Year 3 – A Classical Education Plan for 2019

It’s the start of school for 2019! We got a jump start on school today, even though it’s a public holiday. It’s good to get going. Here’s a big collection of the things that my eight-year old daughter, Alice*, is covering this year. Morning Time:  Our morning time plans for this year are pretty epic.… Continue reading Year 3 – A Classical Education Plan for 2019

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The Christian Greats Challenge

This year, I’m going to participate in the Christian Greats Reading Challenge, hosted by Carol at Journey and Destination. Here are the categories and what I’m planning to read: 1)  A Book on Early Church History In the interests of making it through the heavy list below, I’m skipping this category and using it as… Continue reading The Christian Greats Challenge

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Morning Time in Term 4, 2018

Each term, I aim to document the things that we explored and enjoyed during morning time. You can read about my morning time hacks here. This term, the regular formula was Scripture // Memory Work // Loop // Picture Book Scripture I’ve noticed that my second born hasn’t got a good overview of the basic… Continue reading Morning Time in Term 4, 2018

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Play based maths in the first year of school: Measurement and Geometry

This is Part 3 of a series. Here are Parts One and Two. The Measurement and Geometry strand of the Australian Curriculum is intrinsically hands-on, and so easy to make play based. Measurement and Geometry Shapes Most kids this age will already know the majority of their 2D common shapes, but you can do a… Continue reading Play based maths in the first year of school: Measurement and Geometry