Tag Archives: NSW

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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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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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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A perfect day

Last Thursday was as close to perfect as a homeschooling day can be. I went out with Drama King to a Sydney Symphony concert at the ABC Centre in Ultimo. I think it was aimed at KS3 children (Years 5 and 6, or … Continue reading

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Early mornings and relentless responsibilities

Last night I had three children in my bed all night. (I assume my husband was on the sofa, although I didn’t bother getting up to check.) This morning I praised the choice that I had made to home educate … Continue reading

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Resources Part 2. Science and Technology, HSiE, PDHPE and individual projects

Science and Technology Everyone: Open University textbooks for the S103 Introducing Science course. These are left over from when I used to teach for the Open University. (The course has been superseded by S104 Exploring Science.) I don’t necessarily get … Continue reading

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Resources Part 1. Creative Arts, English and Maths

I was going to make a list of our favourite resources but it’s so hard to say what they are. Those we use vary according to age, interest and preferred learning style of each child. So this is just a list of … Continue reading

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