Unlike some of the quite lovely Pinterest pictures of homeschool classrooms, we don’t have a dedicated learning space where we do homeschooling – it just happens wherever the children decide to learn.
But I do have a few spaces organised.
Continue reading “Asynchronous Homeschool Central: Our Learning Spaces”
It’s been a little busy here at homeschool central. And not in the usual way. I signed C up for a coding ‘camp’. No, not a real camp in the bush. Actually just hanging out in a room with other kids who love programming, with mentors for each child to help them learn how to code. After one day, C begged to be able to go back – so I signed him up for another day – and that wrecked my schedule, so this post is a day late! But it was worth it. Continue reading “Coding Camp”
Every now and then C has the capacity to surprise me.
We had been waiting for the delivery of the LEGO Architecture Studio – the present he bought with the money he was given for his birthday. (And yes, he waited months until there was a sale so he could afford it – he’s good at waiting, actually.)
It arrived today.
Continue reading “Architecture: The Capacity to Surprise”
As I talked about previously, I don’t feel that modern maths really enters into the classroom, or general maths curriculum very often. But that doesn’t mean it can’t! In fact, some of this maths is so easy, you can start learning and playing and thinking about it with your preschooler or primary-school aged children.
Here’s some cool maths ideas we’ve done at home.
Continue reading “Modern Maths to Do With Your Primary Schoolers: Fractals”
Previously, I did a post on one of our long-term unit studies. But not all unit studies are ongoing or as long-term. Sometimes a unit study can be smaller – taking an interest and running with it, to extend it and explore some other subjects along the way.
Continue reading “How We Homeschool – Part 2: Shorter Unit Studies”