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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 79

I woke up this morning to the littles almost done with their workbooks for the day. Apparently they’d been up early and organised their day. Hmmm. I’m fairly certain that was my job to do? Actually, they’d only planned up to the end of their work books. Y’know, dress, teeth, hair, breakfast, workbooks… Not sure… Continue reading A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 79

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A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 80

Sometimes the day starts skewered, and today was that day. I woke at the fairly respectable time of seven. Within minutes I had Lillie telling me she was leaving for work, Charlotte bathed and fully dressed with chores completed joking about with an also fully dressed Thomas asking me which weekly chores I wanted him… Continue reading A Year in the Life of a Home-Schooling Family: Day 80

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Georges Seurat {Impressionist Artist Study}

Last term Lillie spent a few happy weeks learning all about the Impressionist painters.  She studied one artist for two weeks.  This week’s artist is Georges Seurat who is well known for his pointillism. Georges Seurat: Resources She used the following books throughout her project:    As well as the courses found here: Resources Specific… Continue reading Georges Seurat {Impressionist Artist Study}

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Project Based Learning: 19th Century Impressionist Artists

Last year, Lillie studied four of the Impressionist painters of the 19th Century.  She carried out biographical studies; explored a specific-to-each artistic technique and attempted to replicate a painting of each artist. Renoir Seurat Degas Monet This year, once her English IGCSE exam is out of the way, she will be doing a project on… Continue reading Project Based Learning: 19th Century Impressionist Artists

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Learning from History

In our homeschool, learning from history happens intentionally between the ages of about five and twelve. History offers us everything. Apart from events of the past, history also gives us people to study, art, architecture, food, fashions, science, inventions…I could go on…and on…and on. Literally every ‘subject’ under the sun can be found within the… Continue reading Learning from History

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