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Out with the Old

Posted on: Friday, January 1st, 2010 in: Chickens, Cows, Crafts, Garden, General, Homeschooling

The new year is here and now is the time to take stock of the old and reflect on what may or may not need changing. First the unavoidable, the schoolwork. We managed to finish up all our themes from last year and so will be starting a new theme when we start up again […]

An Exciting Trip

Posted on: Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008 in: Homeschooling

Yesterday we started our new school term with a field trip. With Bevan on holiday, we are having a much lighter week than usual, and also doing a few different things. So in keeping with our animal habitats theme for the year, we went to the zoo. Now normally when we go to the zoo […]

Schoolwork should be Fun.

Posted on: Monday, July 7th, 2008 in: Homeschooling

We we have just finished up our Desert Habitat study. We followed the schedule from WinterPromise, and followed it up with a lapbook from Hands of a Child. This combination seems to be working for us really well. The Animal Habitats study is pretty easy, but has some very fun books, and it is great […]

Three Days with no Children

Posted on: Friday, April 25th, 2008 in: Homeschooling

I know to most families having three days with no children is no big deal,  but here is never happens, so it was a novelty. This year, Sammie wanted to go to daycamp. She caught the bus from town each morning at 9:15am, and I picked her up from the bus stop and 4:15pm. It […]

High Praise to our Science Program

Posted on: Friday, February 8th, 2008 in: Homeschooling

Well we have to say that we are loving Noeo Science. Yesterday as part of our learning about molecules, we made garlic oil and rosemary vinegar. It was so much fun and Sammie had a ball with it. She is so looking forward to making things with the flavoured oil that she made. We were […]

Noeo and WinterPromise a hit

Posted on: Friday, February 1st, 2008 in: Homeschooling

Well I was right about Noeo science. Sammie loves it. We are doing level 1 chemistry and it is a wonder gentle introduction to what for many is a very difficult subject. We played with the first week over the holidays and she was fascinated with ‘Whats Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew’. It is so […]

A new year starts

Posted on: Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 in: Homeschooling

Well we have start our school year for the year this week, and Sammie is not exactly thrilled to bits. We are continuing our two WinterPromise studies of Animals and the Worlds and Children Around the World. We are picking up where we left off last year, so have about three weeks left to finish […]