Colin Buchanan is fantastic, he is theologically sound and relates so well to the kids.
|Colin and Nudge "God Rock"|
We have homeschooled our children on and off for 20 years and now we have the youngest 2 of the 5 are starting off on their own 'schooling' experience and we want to share the journey. We hope to show you our ways of providing a rich but thrifty education.We are ECLECTIC homeschoolers. We have tried strict 'school at home' to 'unschooling' and found we were most comfortable somewhere in the middle! So expect to find bits of both. We hope that you find some ideas that might help you with your own homeschooling journeys.It might be good to know that we are not staunchly 'schoolers' or 'homeschoolers" we see pros and cons to both, we understand life's circumstances are different for everyone and even the needs of a family change, sometimes even quite suddenly. For those that have children at school, you might find some fun low cost activities to do with your children :o)
|Colin and Nudge "God Rock"|
|We bought an Aldi volcano set. Putting the mould together.|
|Pressing the sides together|
|Oh great, the plaster of paris went off in seconds :o(|
Big dud. Must have been old plaster.
|Dad saves the day with base coat from gyprocking the walls!|
|Woohoo looking good! Tomorrow we'll paint and set it off!|
|Base: 125g melted butter & 1/2 cup sugar and add 1 egg, 1 1/2 cups flour|
and 1 tsp baking powder.
Press into tin
|Heat up jam, coat base then mix up 2 cups coconut mixed with 2 eggs and 1/2 cup sugar|
Spread on top of base.
|Into the oven 180 deg C for 30 mins|
|Yum, all done. Cool in tin before cutting up:o)|
|The boys off on a river adventure|
|Read story (on top) and complete jigsaw puzzle|
|After story and puzzle there are questions to answer, the answers were backwards!|
|Checking answers in the mirror|
|Investigating local beaches|
|The path lead to a great view|
|A surprise on the way down|
|How blessed to live in such a country|
|2 cups bicarb, 1 cup corn flour and 1 1/4 cup water|
|I added food dye to water and you cook on stove top|
|Stir constantly, looking good at this stage|
|It went solid quickly|
|Place in bowl with damp cloth to cool. It dyed my tea towel :o(|
|A christmas decoration?|
|Drying over night|
|Spooning the cooked ingredients onto the pastry|
|Pinching the parcels shut|
|Into the oven|
|Dad got them out|
|Yum! Curry puffs and yoghurt|
|Spelling with magnetic letters and white boards.|
|Older child made a sentence.|
|Going slowly, building confidence.|
|This is the sort of thing I had but it's not necessary, you can come up with your own stuff.|
You don't have to buy any thing.
|This is our craft room and school room, holder of lots of resources and a nice working space.|
|I started with a diary system but a friend recommended a sheet with the key learning areas.|
It's easier to tick then write a brief comment if you want.