Review Term 3, 2016

Sebastian  Maths Maths comes easily to Sebastian. He moved at a rapid pace through his Online Maths program, extremely close to finishing Grade 1 (technically he is only in K). Learnt his 2x tables. Reading We began AAR1, realised Sebastian was struggling to put sounds together so set aside time to revise…

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Review Term 1, 2013

In the first half of the term, MJ & MT were studying independently for a couple of weeks at Grandma’s.  In the second half of the term we trialed a semi-new approach with our primary/infants aged children of only focusing on one subject area at a time.  Our areas of focus was…

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Review of 2011

Chiara – Chiara is an independent learner and a speed reader with an eclectic taste who consumes a prodigious amount.  Chiara is our first Graduate.  In Term 2 Chiara completed her formal education with us, and in Term 3 she began Certificate 3 Administration/Bookkeeping at our local Tafe, finishing in Term 4 with…

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Review of Term 2, 2011

As reflect on Term 2 I acknowledge that I have struggled this term.  The first couple of weeks after Sebastian’s birth were strong and productive but past that I never felt like I had my ‘finger firmly on the pulse.’  We plodded steadily along, the children learnt various facts and…

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Review of Term 1, 2011

I realise I’ve posted about curriculum highlights of this term, but thought it helpful to post about  individual children’s strengths and weaknesses too. Chiara – So diligent in all her subjects, a true scholar.  I was particularly impressed with her history project, extremely well planned, well researched, interesting and writing…

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Reflections and Review of 2010

2009 was a dark year as I suffered terribly from burnout,  perhaps not surprising when you consider I had been homeschooling for ten years.   Motivated by fear I seriously considered sending Chiara to school in 2010.  I started 2010 with a determination to climb out of the pit, and…

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