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
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
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
As a family we are trying to stick to reading altogether, daily. I have always liked the idea of this and for a long time we have done it a bit and then got out of the way of it. Our children are 14, 10, 7 and 5. I read to my 5 year old … Continue reading Snuggling with a story
We have lots of stuff. We started home educating 7 years ago. There have been times in those 7 years that some of my children have been in school, but for the most part we have been home educating and we must have explored every ‘style’ and curriculum out there. We moved home several times … Continue reading This messy house!
We home educate our children, and when those unfamiliar with home education say things like "won't you be teaching that day?" or "how do you find the time?" or "you must be super organised", I am prompted to try to explain a bit more. "Wont you be teaching that day?"... I don't see myself … Continue reading Autonomous Home Education ..(sort of)
Autumn is so colourful and the best time for walking through trees with the children and our dog. Despite this, I find getting out of the house is still sometimes difficult. With our youngest child 5, it is definitely a lot easier than it used to be as we don't have a buggy or a … Continue reading Autumn Walks