History Projects

Around the world in a year of picture books

Inspired by listening to Jules Verne's "Around the world in eighty days" on audible over the summer holidays, I decided to do a whistle stop tour of the world over this next year, using picture books (they take less time to read than chapter books), an atlas, a globe, puzzles, games and activity sheets. Below… Continue reading Around the world in a year of picture books

Day by Day, Homeschool, Homeschool Questions, Routines

A special weekend with Sally Clarkson September 2018

A few weeks ago, we had the great honour of having Sally Clarkson to stay with us, and to hear her talk at our home ed group. It seemed such a significant and much anticipated event, that it’s taken me a few weeks to process, and thus write about it. I’m going to cover it in… Continue reading A special weekend with Sally Clarkson September 2018

Adoption, Adoption reflections, Day by Day, Homeschool, Routines

Outdoors play…true learning? October 10 2018

  I’m watching Sparkly Eyes playing; it’s warm and sunny, she’s wearing flip flops and her best Christmas dress. She is singing whilst carefully moving Lego figures around a set up of stones, a slide extension and water. She is engrossed. In her imagination this all is much more; an exciting adventure is taking place.… Continue reading Outdoors play…true learning? October 10 2018

Nature & Animals, Science and Nature

Kitchen science – The scientific method September 2018

Inspired by watching years of the boys’ experiments, Dancing Toes has requested to do chemistry this term. That’s a great choice by me; I’ve gone through the IGCSE syllabus twice with her brothers, and we’ve always had fun in earlier days working through our excellent homeschool curriculum. So, this week’s experiment was to work through… Continue reading Kitchen science – The scientific method September 2018