It’s been a long time since I started suddenly homeschooling my 2e kids. I was a sleep deprived mum with a preschooler and a 3 month old baby that wouldn’t sleep…and I’d just had my job go redundant.
But homeschooling? Well, a number of things tipped the balance. And I found I needed to ask myself difficult questions.
Continue reading “Suddenly Homeschooling – Ten Years On”
My son C loves the macabre. He’s a sensitive boy; he can’t watch Finding Nemo, but strangely can watch Iron Man. And he’s not too fond of history when it doesn’t involve trains.
But even still, we have managed to find resources to get him engaged and interested in history – through the macabre. Continue reading “Macabre History”
This is a unit study we stumbled upon awhile ago. You see, we love Anime in our house. And DH and I really love Bleach. In fact, the Bleach theme-song used to put C to sleep when he was a baby (The first one. Yes, the loud one!)
And life being what it is, years passed before we got back to watching it again… But we did. Every night, two episodes of anime for about 6+ months. It has become our ritual. What I didn’t expect was how it would morph into a corner-stone of our school experience. Continue reading “Unit Study: Bleach and Japan”
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”
I am going to talk about our curriculum, what we do and how we design it, in at least 4 parts. Hopefully it will prove of interest to other people who maybe homeschooling, or even afterschooling.
Part 1 – Unit Studies
Unit studies happen by an amorphous process – they are completely driven by C’s interests, but we will then try to incorporate other aspects of KLA’s* into it.
Continue reading “How We Homeschool – Part 1, Unit Studies”