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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Homeschool Workboxes

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Adding Structure To Your Day With Homeschool Workboxes

I’m a fairly unstructured person, my husband is the opposite. He was always telling me that I needed to be more organised with my homeschool and I would dutifully write up timetables and checklists but I never followed them and I never checked off my lists. If the day’s routine went askew ...

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Lost Homeschool Motivation in Teens

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When Your Kid Has Lost Homeschool Motivation Success Stories Are Depressing

If your kid has lost homeschool motivation it can be hard to read about homeschool success.

“My homeschool doesn’t look like that and my kids are not co-operating with me at all. I am a failure!” they say and they find encouraging stories discouraging because they can’t imagine they will ever ...

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