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Through the Lens: One Moment in Time {12/02/2018}

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Angelicscalliwags Catch Up and Plans for Next Year: Lillie

I am so excited about Lillie's school work this year!¬† I think she is going to have an absolute ball, and I am completely jealous that I didn't have the same opportunity when I was her age ūüôā¬† With Lillie we are keeping it very vocational.¬† For years now she has wanted to start up…

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Angelicscalliwags Catch Up and Plans for Next Year: Thomas

Thomas has an incredibly busy summer ahead of him as he prepares for his final year in our little home school.¬† He will be working on the tech team for this year's church holiday week at the end of July.¬† The beginning of August he is working as a trainee teacher in Manna summer school…

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Interest-Led Learning for Teenagers: An Interview with Me!

Some of the questions you asked were geared towards me rather than my teens so I thought I'd interview myself using those questions as a basis! Describe how your school has changed over the past few years? Well, a few years ago we started experimenting with unschooling. ¬†Unschooling had always appealed, but attached to the…

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Interest-Led Learning for Teenagers: An Interview with Lillie

Describe how your school has changed over the past few years? ¬†I've been given more control over what I do. ¬†I've been allowed to choose which GCSEs I want to do and I am not being forced to any GCSEs that I don't enjoy. ¬†I am pleased I am allowed to do this because I…

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Interest-Led Learning for Teenagers: An Interview with Thomas

Describe how your school has changed over the past few years? It has become harder as we have approached IGCSEs. ¬†We have to set our own goals and fulfill them. ¬†It was waaay more hands on when we were younger, now it is less so. ¬†I like a balance of hands on and book study.…

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Dare to Dream: Recognising the Passion Within

In this post, I will share how we have determined what the passions are of each child.   With Lillie it was easy.¬† She spent every spare moment creating.¬†¬† She was even happy to do so alone.¬† This was the girl who hated our quiet times each day growing up because she had to be…

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African Jewellery Party: Part Two

Continued from yesterday's post On the actual day we cleared the room and put out the 24 chairs: We were also gifted with some beautiful African baskets hand sewn from banana leaves. ¬†They were so gorgeous we replaced all the bowls in the display with them: Aren't they lovely? ¬†We also made a 'paper bead…

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African Jewellery Party: Part One

Last Friday my eldest daughter held an African Jewellery party, showcasing all the work she has been doing over the past six months. ¬†The week before we all spent every waking moment preparing the house to receive the 24 guests who would be attending, focusing on her presentation speech, display board and costume. ¬†Lillie worked…

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Implementing Gatto’s Guerrilla Curriculum in our Homeschool Part 2

Yesterday I shared some of the ideas the family had about increasing the community service the older ones do, thoughts about team projects they could do together and with friends, in addition to everyone's thoughts on running their own pet sitting business. ¬†We are using Gatto's Guerrilla Curriculum as inspiration for next year's schooling. ¬†Just…

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Implementing Gatto’s Guerrilla Curriculum in our Homeschool

Yesterday I shared with you a quote which had inspired me a little and when I read it out to the family, they were likewise pretty excited. ¬†Here are the main points of Gatto's guerrilla curriculum. ¬†Gatto believes in every child‚Äôs learning experience there should be: Substantial community service Apprenticeships Parent Partnerships on school time…

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What Kind of Homeschooler Am I, Anyway? Part 6

"Whatever an education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist; it should furnish you with an original spirit with which to tackle the big challenges; it should allow you to find values which will be your road map through life; it should make you spiritually rich, a person who loves whatever…

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