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The Great Angelicscalliwags Book Bonanza: Maths Books

I am doing incredibly well clearing out some of my books and will absolutely continue to do so until the two shelves in our dining room are empty.  I'm getting there slowly but surely.  However taking a photo and posting it each day is taking up more time than I would like.  So I'm going…

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Continent Study: Antarctica – How do animals survive the sub-zero temperatures?

Antarctica doesn't have the diversity of wildlife that other continents have.  Those animals which are able to survive the sub-zero temperatures do so because they have adapted to this environment to reduce heat loss, often developing warm windproof coats and layers of blubber.  We did an experiment to investigate how blubber helps to keep an…

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Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

You know those days when absolutely everything you touch goes wrong?  It might not be anything big, but when everything is joined together in one 24 hour period you end it more stressed than you remember feeling for a very long time? The last 24 hours have been terrible, horrible, not good, very bad and…

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Continent Study: Antarctica inspired Art

I really do feel that we made the most of our one day of snow!  The older ones played in the park with their friends having snowball fights, they built a snow man, I built the younger ones an Antarctic Research Laboratory and proceeded to do waaaaay more experiments with snow than is strictly sane.…

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The Great Book Bonanza Giveaway at Angelicscalliwags

Just a little reminder to all my British readers.  Head over to the books page and find out what is on offer this week!

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Living Maths at Angelicscalliwags

Maths has historically been a huge problem in our house.  With a son who just gets it and two daughters who just don't I have the humbling experience of coming to the conclusion I am a naff teacher! A year or so ago I took the girls off their curriculum and gave 'living maths' a…

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Joyful Seasons: Gifts, upcycling, nourishing food and a prayer request

Home made wonders There is nothing like receiving home made goods.  I really appreciate anything hand or home made, so you can imagine my delight when my Uncle and Auntie turned up with not only home made damson jam from their garden but also real, proper honey made in their cottage garden by their very…

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Precious Moments: Week Five – Schooling

Our second week of full-time schooling (as opposed to unschooling) and we have fitted a lot in. There seems to have been much cuddling this week, the reason for which is unclear: B2 hasn't been in great form, with teeth coming through but she need not fear because she has her big sister A6 to…

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Continent Studies: Antarctica – Experiments in the Snow

If you read yesterday's post you will know that we created an Antarctica Research Lab, in which the girls had a lot of fun doing some free play experimentation: As much fun as they had, free play wasn't the only thing I had in mind for our laboratory.  Oh no, when snow falls one must…

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Continent Studies: Antarctica – Creating a Research Lab

One of the things I really wanted to do during our Antarctica study was make an Antarctica Research Laboratory.  Our house is not huge and really does not have unlimited areas in which I could create one.  Although I had only just finished the hallway I decided that under the stairs was the perfect place…

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The Children’s Thoughts on our Unschooling Week

I am always surprised when my children's opinions and my own agree.  I shouldn't be really, given I have spent 24 hours a day with them since they were born.  But Gary and I have for the last three or so years (since they turned ten) encouraged them to think for themselves and then deal…

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The Great Book Bonanza Give Away!

UPDATED TO ADD THAT THESE BOOKS HAVE NOW BEEN TAKEN.  THEY WERE PARTICULARLY POPULAR AND WHILST I WOULD LOVE TO SEND EACH OF YOU A SET, I ONLY OWN ONE (SORRY!).  THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR INTEREST.  AS PER THE RULES THEY WILL BE SENT TO THE PERSON WHO REQUESTED THEM FIRST. Yes, I'm still…

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Incr-Edible Science at Angelicscalliwags

This is a home made curriculum we have done on and off for the past few years.  I add to it as and when we come upon suitable topics in our other areas of study.  No doubt it will expand over the next few years.  As the title suggests, during our Incr-Edible science we learn…

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