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Preschool Adventure Box: B4FIAR We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

TOPIC: BEARS This year I want to be a little less haphazard about my two little one's activities.   A4 will continue to have her one hour school with me doing Mathusee Primer and Jolly Phonics.  I want to be more  purposeful about the fun school I do with the two little girls.  To this end…

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Beautiful Quote

"Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful for beauty is God's handwriting - a wayside sacrament. Welcome it in every fair face, in every fair sky, in every fair flower, and thank God for it as a cup of blessing." * ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson~ And this is how I view my…

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Looking Back – Ancient China

I’m doing a series called looking back, documenting learning the children and I did together prior to me blogging. This week is Ancient China.  This is the civilisation I feel we didn't do justice to, but we will be revisiting for our fun week just before Easter and may do an Easter Adventure Box to…

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Developing an Historically Enquiring Mind in Children

The ability to think critically and analytically then confidently reach their own conclusion is one of my main homeschooling goals for the children.  We are learning lots of history and that's great but my desire is to use history to teach the children more transferable skills, rather than simple knowledge.  We are about to start the knights and castle era…

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Anglo Saxon Literature Study: Beowulf Part Two

For part one see here As part of our Anglo Saxon unit study, we have been carrying out a literature study on Beowulf using these books: In my last post I talked about the history of Beowulf; alliteration; kenning; some fiction writing pertaining to Beowulf; the formal Saxon boast and Beowulf as a form of primary evidence. This post…

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Weekly Wrap Up

Here is the magic that happens outside of lessons: This has been a wondrously busy week, filled with trips, family and a little one year old who matured in front of our very eyes.  We are all tired, but very content and looking forward to the new term. Last Thursday Gary and I were up and away…

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Preschool Adventure Box: Curious George

TOPIC: MONKEYS This year I want to be a little less haphazard about my two little one's activities.   A4 will continue to have her one hour school with me doing Mathusee Primer and Jolly Phonics but  I want to be more  purposeful about the fun school I do with my two little girls.  To this end…

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Ancient Indus Valley Unit Study

In this lovely Ancient Indus Valley Unit Study, I will be sharing all the wonderful activities my children and I did. This was a fairly short study, but really interesting, not to mention unusual. The Ancient Indus Valley civilisation was not known about until the early twentieth century. Lost until archeologists discovered it the Indian…

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Plans for This Year

I can't tell you how excited I am about the next few terms.  We're moving into the Middle Ages, good and proper!  We will be studying from 1066 to 1465 and concentrating on British history, with a bit of European history thrown in for good measure.  As we learn everything bar maths and science from our…

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