Category Archives: Homeschooling

School Alive

So it was said all those 10 years ago that if you homeschool using living books, read about heroes and give then freedom to play that you will see what they learn filtration info their lives.  Well I will say … Continue reading

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Cedar Wood

At the beginning of 2013 God led us to begin a homeschool facilitation centre. This has been a most awesome privilege and adventure to embark upon! We started out with my 4 and just 2 others last year and are … Continue reading

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Embracing Story Writing

As a writer and literacy lover I can’t help believing it’s fundamental for my children to be able to express themselves excellently though the written word. For the last 6 years we have used Sonlight as our homeschool curriculum and … Continue reading

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What to Be or Not to Be

Recently I sat at the hairdresser chatting to the 20 odd year old owner of the salon. Our conversation led to education – hmm, surprise, surprise 😉 – she was soon telling me how she hated every day of school … Continue reading

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Best Fish Lesson Ever

For the last few weeks we have been reading all about the ocean and fish in our Sonlight  PreK and Core A programs. The children have sat pouring over the pictures and even my – almost 10 year old – … Continue reading

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Rediscovering True Learning

So this week was different, good, troubling and beautiful. As we were painting the twins room the house was a jumble – I don’t do well in a jumble! The children each have their work box and they continued with … Continue reading

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Just a Few Ways We Do School

Just for fun I thought I’d quickly share with you just a few pics from around the house on how you may find us “doing school.” Doing Spelling Doing Maths Bonds and Tables Handwriting Desk Work Long division – yes … Continue reading

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Our Turkish Trip

This year our homeschool journey has found us learning about the Jewish feasts and studying the Geography of the Holy Land. We have used Ann Voskamp’s book A Child’s Geography – Explore the Holy Land, and it has been an amazing … Continue reading

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Giftedness is Very Real

There I said it! My Son is gifted! Unlike Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome or Dyslexia, Giftedness is something we don’t talk about. It’s something we dare not utter a word about because when we do we are shouted down for … Continue reading

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Homeschooling Rocks

Whenever anyone questions me on our decision to homeschool I find myself trapped between a rock and a hard place. I believe it is right for our family and could spend hours discussing the benefits homeschooling has poured into our … Continue reading

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