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We recently did a deep learning dive into Agatha Christie and the "Golden Age of Crime" and I loved this quote we found in her autobiography “I suppose it is because nearly all children go to school nowadays and have things arranged for them that they seem so forlornly unable to produce their own ideas.” – Agatha Christie" We have noticed that when playing with other kids who go to school this is sooooo true! Do you find this too?
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Each day is unique, we work around her high anxiety and additional needs. A day can be: sofa snuggles with YouTube videos, discussing characters, emotions and relationships (she doesn't naturally understand these). Feed our cats, and let them outside, an opportunity for discussion of their instincts as they're both hunters. Mornings are often quiet unless we're going to a group or play date, as my daughter isn't a morning person and is more engaged later in the day. After lunch a nature trail hunting for a list of things to spot on our walk in local nature areas will often end in a trip to the playground for some exercise and to meet her occupational therapy needs. Often we'll meet with other families for such activities, taking a picnic/snacks with us. We always carry a tub of bubble mixture, chalks and a handful of small toys in our rucksack for impromptu activities, woodland play and exploration. Little Legs (5) peels veg while I prepare dinner, she likes to gather ingredients, stir, etc. Family games time after dinner - often turn-based board games or team games. At bedtime she currently enjoys looking at the night sky, learning about the moon and solar system, a story read to her, and an audiobook. On days where we have visitors she likes to ask them where they're from or where they've travelled to and finding it on our globe, learning to identify various countries and then looking up their flags
Our style is a mix of formal and informal. For example: we use a formal structure for sciences, currently we are focusing on biology; we use books and online learning, they do their own research and ask me for guidance if they are not too sure or get stuck. Semi-structure - English as we love to discuss after they finish writing by answering the questions on the blackboard. Mathematics is mixed with styles from semi-structure to child led because we don't do it all the time at home, we can be everywhere e.g. beach, park, train etc. We are family and love reading; so we go to the library at least twice per month. Practical and team work such as basic DIY e.g. fixing a bike or scooter Although, winter is coming; daily life is more of a challenge for me because of my arthritis but I am grateful my kids understand, they have said they will carry me if they have to lol, bless their hearts. They choose and decide to be full time home-ed; they achieve much more than I’ve written here but I hope this will give insight to our Home-ed lifestyle
We are semi structured. We chose this style after trying formal HE which for us was stressful & ended up with no-one learning. One day I was ill and couldn’t teach so my youngest headed off and started watching what he wanted to watch. He learnt so much that we never went back! Every day we do maths & typing and we have an English tutor once a week (for dyslexia). After that we were child led and no day looks the same. Wednesdays we do forest school locally and learn tons of life skills there. Depending on his interest for the week or day we might learn about science through experiments or delve into history through documentaries. In the car we listen to podcasts about history, autobiographies, science you name it - depending on the interest. We’ll take in an art museum or visit a national trust venue or we might go to a local farm open day. We might pick up something we were struggling in maths and try learning it through practicals. Often he’ll settle down to investigate and learn on his own without realising it. Currently he’s delving deep into versailles and covered the French Revolution, Napoleon, the architecture and how it maintained itself. Tomorrow we’re planning on spending the day at the beach. #educationalfreedom #homeeducation #semistructured
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