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
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
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)
I have thought about starting a blog for quite some time. Originally I set up a private Facebook group, in order to record what the children and I were getting up to, whilst learning without school. This quickly became too much like a list of "look what we've been doing", which served its purpose in … Continue reading The blogging journey begins!