and why did you decide to Home Educate? The
decision to Home-educate was not a simple one for us. In truth, I had never really
considered homeschooling as an option for my family. However, as my eldest son
got nearer to the school-starting age, and as I learnt more about who he was
and his own beautiful personality, I realised that traditional schooling would
not be the best option for him. So we decided to “take the plunge” and withdraw
his application for primary school and home-educate him. I know from the bottom
of my heart that this was the right decision for him. In fact, he thrived and
has done so well at home that we decided to homeschool his younger sibling too! What
kind of approach do you take? We
are trying to follow a Charlotte Mason approach, but as many of you readers will realise, learning new education philosophies takes time…time that most
home educators do not have! As such, I am trying to educate myself on Miss
Mason’s approach and implement what I learn as I go …
Welcome to my blog! I'm Nicola! I home educate my children DD14, DS11, DS9, DS6 & DD3.
I wrote this guide a few years ago after many families began home educating and asking me many questions. I then set up this blog in January 2017 followed by my Instagram page theworldistheirclassroom
Firstly, just a quick note on how to get around my blog. The PC version is slightly different to the mobile version but they both have an icon of three small lines in the top left hand corner of the Home Page. (On the PC version this may be clicked automatically and therefore, show a side panel.) But if you click this, you should be able to easily find older posts in the archive as well as some labels which I have tagged onto posts in order to group similar ones together. There is a search bar at the top of the Home Page screen to quickly search for a particular word. Hope this makes it easier to find what you're looking for.
We are thrilled to be part of Mr Shaha's Recipes for Wonder Blog Tour with Scribble Kids Books today!
Written by science teacher and dad, Alom Shaha, and beautifully illustrated by Emily Robertson, this new, fun science book is packed with over 15 exciting experiments suitable for all ages and proves that 'Every child can be a scientist with the help of Mr Shaha and his recipes for wonder.'
When we first heard about this amazing book, which has just been released, we thought it would be a perfect addition to our Home Ed library! Being avid readers, books are the central part of our home and possessing easy to follow science experiments books like this, is great to get my inquisitive kiddies questioning the world around them and understanding that 'It's OK not to know the answers.'
It begins with an enchanting tale of Alom as a boy, who has just arrived from a Bangladeshi village and how a simple trip out with his mother to a local street market sparked an int…