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Evolution of a homeschooling family

When we made the decision to homeschool our children last year it was simply based on what we saw as necessity, we were moving and the schools where we were going we weren’t very excited about.   821 more words

Essential Oils


They began with computer games and pokemon watching.  Then puzzling and a bit of balance play on the balance beam.

There was oatmeal muffin baking.  And talk about rising batter and baking powder and falling as the muffins came out rather flat.   322 more words



They began with lots of lego building…. trees, castles….

There was more Where On Earth? reading.

We picked out some new shoes for new adventures. 98 more words


Home Schooling: Curriculum & Teaching Styles Part I

There are many different teaching styles when it comes to home school. From unschooling to classical teaching, the variety is tremendous. I will give a very brief description of a few of these methods for you, but if you want to know more detail or about more methods, just look online and you will find a huge variety of methods to learn more about. 809 more words


Changing the Roles in a Familiar Homeschooling Conversation

I posted this on facebook, and it went over so well, that I decided to make it a blog post.  I am posting it on… 400 more words

Teacher (un)learning: immersive, experiential & ongoing

‘How do your teachers learn?’ Most answers I get follow along traditional lines: ‘They go to conferences.’ ‘They take after-school workshops.’ ‘They read books.’ They see their teachers’ learning as an event, not an ongoing process.

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I haven’t posted here for a while – we’ve been enjoying the summer (and I’ve been writing a couple of books…), but I just wanted to mention a new blog I’ve been loving: 51 more words

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