Our Fourth Week of Home Education

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Bank Holiday Monday This week started a bit differently as there was a Bank Holiday Monday. The morning started a lot more relaxed and breakfast was really late. As soon as I woke up the 10 year old wanted to do the National Geographic kit I had bought home (I suggested he started by reading … Read more

Home Education – Real Life Learning

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Friday Fun and Reviews Part of the point of Home Education is that the children are equipped with things that will actually help them in their later life within their community, rather than some of that pointless stuff they can learn at school. By this point of our journey more of that had to really … Read more

Home Education Socialising

home educated children at the park

I think the big concern a lot of people have is with worrying about the social side. My son tells me that in school they aren’t really allowed to talk apart from at break, and then they tend to run around playing something like tag, so they do not really talk to each other. As … Read more

Home Education Chill Day

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The hardest thing about Home Education for me is what I guess is referred to as Unschooling. For me it is this notion that between 9-3 I must be teaching my children things (with the exception of break and lunchtime). I keep worrying that the boys aren’t doing enough (but people keeping telling me we are … Read more

Home Education Sound and English

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I am writing regular updates on our Home Education journey because I think it will be interesting to look back on, makes me feel like I have some sort of record and to be honest seems to be the only chance I have to blog! I refer to it as Home Education rather than Home … Read more

Home Education Week 2

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With week one of Home Education being such a success I am pleased to say that week two went even better. We definitely got a lot more learning done (more than I could possibly remember to tell you – and I am not going to even try to record every detail as that is not … Read more

Home Education: Our First Week

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I finally took the plunge, after months of consideration, and have deregistered my youngest two children from school. In fact it was a scarily easy process that I literally copied and pasted some words into a letter and handed into the Head teacher. This is what our first week looked like. Monday Home Education Day … Read more

Sullivans – 16kidsandcounting Week 2

Below I’ll be examining the Sullivans from the TV Show 16kidsandcounting Shown on Channel 4  March 2013 9pm, all quotes mentioned below are as mentioned in the series on Channel 4 should you wish to watch this yourself. All non specific opinions given are my own. This week we met the Sullivans, and their attitude, … Read more

Daffodils and Bonnets

With it being Spring we decided to combine learning the letter D with Daffodils First simply cut out a letter D and colour it orange I never had any yellow paper so we painted a white sheet – I also think this adds to the fun, gives it more texture, and obviously the added skill … Read more