Tag Archives: homeschooling

Finishing up the year

Drafted 7 Dec 2015   We are not unschoolers. And I do follow the NSW syllabus despite feeling some resistance to being told by faceless civil servants what my children ‘should’ be studying. But I have been neglecting the PDHPE … Continue reading

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Day in the Life

I recently started reading the blog Nurtured By Love by a Canadian unschooler and Suzuki teacher. She started blogging before 2000 and blogs pretty regularly so I have been reading through from the start like a novel, and I’ve really … Continue reading

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Cleaning toilets

Recently I came under fire on social media for saying that my six year old son cleans the toilets. I was responding to a post in a homeschooling group, asking what chores our children did at home. The original post … Continue reading

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Brave Writer projects (‘Jot it Down’)

Animal Mini Books – Princess chose Giraffes, and Reptile Boy chose Birds of Prey. Drama King is still working on his Penguins book.   Some of the text is just copied straight from the image sources but most was written … Continue reading

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Letting go.

I have mentioned project-based homeschooling (PBH) several times in this blog. I bought the book and even completed the online masterclass, but still didn’t quite feel our project time was working the way I wanted it to. Since we moved … Continue reading

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Short Stories

We substituted Poetry Teatime with Short Story Teatime last week based on a book Reptile Boy borrowed from the library: “The Beasties”, written by Jenny Nimmo and with gorgeous illustrations by Gwen Millward. Without spoiling the book for you if … Continue reading

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Homeschooling on the move (sort of)

We are about a third through Term 3. We had to put on hold the plans to travel around Australia because Drama King is rehearsing hard for ‘Oliver!’. Nevertheless, we do not have a fixed abode and so we have … Continue reading

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