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Planning Day – Term Three

Planning Day – Term Three

It’s Planning Day here, which means there are books and piles of paper everywhere, the laminator is sizzling and the binder is leaving little bits of paper fluff everywhere. The boys are watching a movie marathon of The Land Before Time and I am eating copious amounts of chocolate. Each holidays I plan for the following term which is about 10 weeks with a break midway. It’s a fairly straightforward process, unless I feel the need to change things around….

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Tablework – Our Preschool Curriculum

Tablework – Our Preschool Curriculum

Last week I shared with you about our Morning Time. Today, I thought I’d write about what we do after Morning Time which is our Tablework. Tablework is just our name for work done at the table – the more formal lessons that make up our school day. Our son is 4 so technically he is preschool/prep/Yr0.5 aged however, one of the blessings of homeschool is that we can teach him at his level so his lessons for each subject…

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Morning Time – The Heart of our Day

Morning Time – The Heart of our Day

What is Morning Time? Morning Time is the heart of our homeschool. It’s how we begin our days together. It goes by many names – Morning Time, Morning Basket, Circle Time, Morning Devotions, Morning Meeting, I think I have even heard it called Symposium. Some families do it in the afternoon, some do it in the evening. Simply put, it is our time together specifically devoted to reading the Bible, prayer and things of truth, beauty and goodness. Although many…

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Learning to Read – How we Taught our Three Year Old to Read

Learning to Read – How we Taught our Three Year Old to Read

When you prepare yourself to begin pulling together a homeschool curriculum, one of the first things you consider is how you’re going to teach your child to read. Well, my son kind of beat me to it. As I shared in my previous post (here) he was showing a multitude of signs that he was ready to read when he was just 3 ½ years old. I didn’t want to start a formal teaching program with him at that age…

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