December is a bit of a craft-fest in our house. It is one of the best months of the year with nativity practice, Christmas markets, decorating and wrapping gifts. December is when I really get to work on crafts, myself. I have been crocheting stockings for the all of us. It's a lot of work … Continue reading Christmas crafts & Jesus
I’m a Christian and I believe this world was created by God. It seems obvious to me that this world was created, rather than perhaps just being part of some freak event. I just have to look around at the animals and the plants and of course, people. We live in a beautiful world full … Continue reading Living by faith
I initially thought of doing a whole FAQ type post on home education, but there are so many great sites out there who do this already so I am going to link to those instead. These are specific to home education in Scotland. http://www.schoolhouse.org.uk/resources/faqs/ https://www.gov.scot/publications/home-education-guidance/ Facebook is also a great resource with many supportive Home … Continue reading Home Education Questions Answered
When my children want to make a lapbook, I get really excited to help! A lapbook is a collection of different elements presented in a folder in a creative way to show a record of learning on a particular subject. Examples of what can be added are tiny books, flaps, pieces folded into all sorts … Continue reading Lapbooking fun!
To be honest, for the past year or so, we haven't really been to the library very much at all. Recently I have been trying not to spend so much money on books, have just cleared loads out to make space and so now we will be going regularly. Personally, I like having my own … Continue reading Library visit and WW1
I used to hate this question, now I don't mind it and sometimes it even makes me giggle. I dreaded this question when we first started out home educating, because I felt I had to be generally quite defensive about our decision to home educate and to be honest I was a bit worried about … Continue reading But how will they socialise?!
Today we went to the last of our booked Into Film events, at IMAX to see A Beautiful Planet. I have to say, at first, I found it a bit uncomfortable. 3D glasses make the experience so real and the shots of the astronauts inside the space station made me feel really claustrophobic, BUT... this … Continue reading Our IMAX Experience
We do not use a curriculum, but we do have certain resources that we love. Funschooling books are one thing we started using a while back and we love them! I'm all for children following their own interests in their learning. As adults, we too learn something much better if it is actually interesting or … Continue reading Funschooling Books
Last week we went to Edinburgh Zoo, to watch a film as part of the Into Film Festival. We saw a film about Jane Goodall, who researched chimpanzees. The film was great and we also got to spend the day in the zoo afterwards, at no cost. Into Film Festival runs each November and school … Continue reading Our free trip to the zoo
My children are indeed blessings. Each one a unique person with thoughts, ideas, preferences, interests and opinions. My eldest child is now 14 and that is quite scary. Where has the time gone? Her recent birthday has filled me with sadness a bit, because I realise I am losing time with her. It has made … Continue reading Blessings, not burdens