Take Some Time To Rest These Holidays

Mother restingHolidays can sometimes seem more exhausting than school term. But it’s important to replenish ourselves for the next season of teaching.

Life can get very busy as the year rolls on and momentum builds.

Each month can make us feel a little more behind in our duties and instead of focusing on our progress we begin to become stressed about our lack ...

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Chore Time – Teaching your kids to work

 Chore Time

It’s Chore Time Kids!

Empty toilet paper rolls and damp crumpled towels litter the bathroom floor.  Wincing with pain I pick another Lego block from my foot as I pass one of the four clothes covered bedrooms. I’m ready to escape but I can’t! People are coming over tonight and this house needs to look like a home not a war zone. It’s chore time but I have to ...

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Making Charlotte Mason’s Science Ideas Fit The Australian Curriculum

Charlotte Mason and the Science Curriculum

For those of you who want to follow the Charlotte Mason approach for teaching science you may wish to ask – how does the Charlotte Mason method of doing science compare with the Australian Science Curriculum’s three strands of science?

She believed:

  • in developing the scientific skills through observation (and recording those through notebooking and journaling),
  • understanding science ...
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The Anytime Spring Cleaning Challenge

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Anytime Spring Cleaning Challenge

When you are homeschooling your home never feels clean. There is always another job that can be done and another mess is always being made. Mopping the floor seems like an impossible task because little feet are always pottering and planning their next idea.

The Aroma of Life

It doesn’t take long for your home to turn into a ...

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