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Celebrating Midsummer with Poetry

Midsummer’s Night  is my favourite night of the whole year.  I don’t much like holidays or even birthdays, when there’s pressure to do certain things.  But on Midsummer’s Night there are no expectations. I feel a connection with the earth, and ancient people (of which I am, ironically, reminded when I see traffic signs warning … Continue reading Celebrating Midsummer with Poetry

What’s it like Homeschooling an 11 and 12 Year Old?

  Have you ever wondered why there are so few blogs about homeschooling older children? I used to. Then my kids became tweens. We’re still unschoolers, but the hands-on activities that used to make up our day are gradually being replaced by independent projects, reading and outside classes. And photos of tweens reading, watching YouTube or even quietly … Continue reading What’s it like Homeschooling an 11 and 12 Year Old?

A week in the life of a British homeschooling family – Friday

Did you know that an aeroplane is only on its correct course for about two per cent of each flight? The pilot knows where he needs to get the plane to. By regularly checking where the aircraft is, and making many tiny course-corrections along the way, the pilot successfully guides the plane to its destination. Flying a homeschool (Don’t worry, … Continue reading A week in the life of a British homeschooling family – Friday

Hands-on Aztec History

The Aztecs dominated Central America from the 14th to 16th centuries. They founded the magnificent floating city of Tenochtitlan (modern Mexico City) and – more importantly – were among the first people to make chocolate. We haven’t done much hands-on history lately, but discovering that the Aztecs used cacao beans as money captured our imaginations, … Continue reading Hands-on Aztec History

A Day in the Life of our Homeschool – With an 8 year old and a 10 year old

Each day of the week is very different for us. Some days we’re with friends all day, or we might spend a whole day immersed in a hands-on science project. But the day I’m sharing here – Thursday – follows a similar pattern each week. Because we’re out over lunch, there’s no time for big … Continue reading A Day in the Life of our Homeschool – With an 8 year old and a 10 year old

Unschooling Plans for English and Maths

Unschooling plans? Is that an oxymoron? I was going to say “unschooling ideas” but that sounded too vague. Call them what you will – over the last few weeks I’ve been chatting with the children about what they want to learn this term and jotting down ideas in Evernote, and that’s what this post and … Continue reading Unschooling Plans for English and Maths

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