When things get busy

Term 2 was a new form of insanity. Although I had the intention of cutting back a bit, in reality 8 extra curricular activities every week had us running all over the city. When things get busy it is time to knuckle down and focus. School work during the day and after school activities 5... Continue Reading →

Term 2

We have switched some things around this term.  Our schedule was a little full on last term and some weeks we struggled to get our academic work done.  The balance was a bit off. This term we have taken a break from our beloved home school co op after 15 months.  Sunday is our big... Continue Reading →

Road schooling

Otherwise known as homeschooling on a road trip. Tomorrow we embark on a road trip of approximately 4000km that will take us somewhere between 10 and 14 days. Technically school holidays start this weekend so we don't really have to do any school work for the next 2 weeks.  But who wants to be normal?... Continue Reading →

Cyclone Watch

Featured Image from ABC.com.au Here in Australia 🇦🇺 all of our morning news programs are exhaustively covering Cyclone (hurricane) Debbie which is due to hit the coastline of Queensland in a couple of hours. This cyclone is a huge slow moving system and while it is at this point only a category 4 it has the... Continue Reading →

How Do You Know What to Teach?

I am asked this question by prospective homeschoolers and curious parents of school children all the time.  How do I know what to teach?  How do I remember everything I learnt at school? The answer is that I don't.  I don't know or remember everything from my education decades ago.  I don't have to. My... Continue Reading →

Sienna’s 2017 Curriculum Resources

Sienna is in her first official year of school this year.  She is so very excited to finally be 'doing school' like Xander.  She has been learning alongside Xander for years but this year is exciting because she is big enough for real school work. In reality she will go right along doing what she... Continue Reading →

Choose Your Own Adventure Week

Monday was a public holiday here in Victoria so we jumped at the chance of a weekend away.  Now with only 4 'school' days left this week I am shaking things up. I have officially called a "Choose Your Own Adventure Week!"  No preset school work, it is all up to them and their natural... Continue Reading →

The Cost of Homeschooling

How much does it cost to homeschool?  The answer is... as much or as little as you like. It is possible that with some effort you can source completely free resources for your home school.  Easy Peasy All In One Homeschool is a site specifically for free homeschool resources.  Homeschool Mom blogs are also a treasure... Continue Reading →

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