Homeschool Records – Keeping a Diary

One of the challenges that homeschool parents have when they pursue a whole child/while life method of homeschooling is that the normal methods of record keeping, of ticking boxes on curriculum outlines, doesn’t fully reflect our homeschool endeavours.  Over the...
There needs to be Evidence of their Learning

There needs to be Evidence of their Learning

If we are to be responsible homeschoolers we need to know that our kids are learning.  We can’t just hope for it, or presume it – we need to know.   Are our kids slipping through the system?  I don’t mean the government regulated testing etc but do we know that our...
Homeschool Review the family friendly way

Homeschool Review the family friendly way

It is coming to the end of the year where we start to wonder where the year has gone and if we have used it wisely concerning the teaching and training of our children.  I like to write a report for each of my kids (I don’t get to it every year but I wish I did). ...
Setting goals and plans for 2012

Setting goals and plans for 2012

The time has come for us to look at the new year and set some goals.  The new year brings a tension for me.  On the one hand I don’t want to be dictated to by a ‘new year’ and just change things just because.   I know in the school system everything is new – new grade...
Intentional Reading Plan

Intentional Reading Plan

One of the benefits of homeschooling is that you can give your children an individualised approach to their learning.  It still needs to fit within the scope and priorities of your family (of which they are a part) but their unique learning styles and interests can be...
The lessons learnt in our house Monday

The lessons learnt in our house Monday

Sometimes it is really good to take stock and see what is being talked about in your house, what lessons are being learnt.  Some days just feel like we don’t achieve anything, but more often than not that is when we only consider the book work as learning.  When we...

Is it Time for Review?

The theme for the Homeschoolblogger Company Porch this week has been “End of Year” in light of the USA school calendar summer.  Since we live in Australia and we homeschool all year round this doesn’t really impact me and my family.  So I wasn’t sure if I would share...

Learning is a Process

One of the things that has become important as I change to a discipleship model is to recognize real learning in everyday activities.  What is real learning?  Learning is to gain knowledge or experience in a particular area of life.  We are more inclined though to...

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