Day by Day, History Projects

Around the year in picture books – Europe November/December 2018

We ended our tour of North America in Boston and decided to cross the Atlantic by ship. So, following in the footsteps of the redoubtable Katy (“What Katy did Next” by Susan Coolidge) we donned our sea shoes and stepped aboard an ocean liner. Once docked, we departed from Katy’s  itinerary and set off on… Continue reading Around the year in picture books – Europe November/December 2018

Nature & Animals, Science and Nature

Moon project September/October 2018

We had a harvest moon back in September. This is the full moon which occurs nearest to the autumn equinox.  It rises very close to sunset, low in the sky and appears very bright due to the tilt of the earth (I don’t really understand this, but Lanky Dude explained it to us). Its light… Continue reading Moon project September/October 2018

History Projects

North America September/ October 2018

Our first stop on our whistle-stop-picture-book-tour-of-the-world was North America. We mainly focused on USA, but Sparkly Eyes enjoyed finding out about the huskies (her favourite dog) in Canada. As well as these books, I used postcard templates from Activity village...            and we watched a… Continue reading North America September/ October 2018

Day by Day

Fridays 23 November 2018

With both boys now at college, I have that “Friday feeling" bubbling up inside me each week. Our homeschool days flowed fairly seamlessly between weekdays, week ends and holidays, but now there is a definite feel of elation/relief when Friday afternoon comes round, and I look forward to the arrival of the bus, bringing the… Continue reading Fridays 23 November 2018

Day by Day, History Projects

Out and about learning – Stratford upon Avon August 2018

HWH, the girls and myself spent a couple of days camping at Stratford....on the racecourse! We weren’t competing with any horses at the time, so the camping itself was quite uneventful. We did, however walk into town and as well as enjoying the river, visiting the RSC theatre and having tea at an awesome 1940’s… Continue reading Out and about learning – Stratford upon Avon August 2018