Showing posts from January, 2019

Home Ed Q&A with Sarah Ruth from Rabun County, GA, USA

Today I am interviewing Sarah Ruth from the USA who Home Educates her children. Grab yourself a cuppa and read all about how she educates her children, what a typical Home Ed day looks like and what advice she would give to others just starting their Home Ed journey.

You can follow their Home Ed adventure over on their blog here and Instagram here:

When and why did you decide to Home Educate? I taught in the public schools until I was expecting our first son. Interacting with the system first hand solidified my desire to home educate. I want our world view taught to our children. I desire to influence and help guide them as they discover and explore various ideas, theories, and the world in general. Plus, I want to know them and get as much time with them as I can!

What kind of approach do you take? We are fairly eclectic but our boys are young. I lean most towards Charlotte Mason. The emphasis on appreciating nature, foregoing formal education until 6 years, and the love of literature al…

Interior Design in a Home Educating Environment - Guest Post

I'm excited to share this guest post with you today from interior designer, Zahra Abbas, who will be sharing her innovative ideas on interior design for families who educate their children at home.

Zahra Abbas is an interior designer, focusing on designing residential homes, along with her husband. Her interior design journey began after completing a mentorship programme by an industry expert.

Zahra specialises in creating aspirational interiors by using juxtaposition for the basis of her designs.

Zahra believes that our homes are fundamental to our wellbeing and says, ‘I feel everyone should have a unique connection with their home, which works for their family. Our home is the most important start of all of our aspirations, so we should nurture the space to allow us to nurture ourselves.’

Zahra lives in the South East of England with her husband and two young daughters.

When home educating it can be tempting to let it take over the daily routine of the househ…

Winterwatch Live Lesson!

Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch! We love getting involved and watching them all. The kiddies can't wait for the next series and this year BBC Live Lessons are getting involved!

'We’re teaming up with Winterwatch to bring wildlife into your classroom in this science Live Lesson!
Designed for 7 - 11 year olds, this live interactive programme will investigate living things and their habitats, the impact of seasonal changes on our wildlife, and the connections between all living things.
We'll learn how to classify animals based on their observable common characteristics. With help from the Winterwatch team and a few furry friends, we'll explore how animals adapt as their environment changes.' BBC Live Lessons

Join in at 2pm Thursday, 31st January 2019 and don't foregt to encourage your kiddies to explore your local area prior to watching the live lesson, in order to find out what wildlife shares their space!

There's also a Facebook live discussion at 7:…

500 Words 2019!

'Opening in January 2019 for its 9th year, 500 Words is one of the most successful story-writing competitions for kids in the world and is open to every 5 - 13 year old in the UK. 
It has one aim: to encourage kids to realise that no matter what their background, education or lack thereof, their imagination matters.'

Join in the live lesson at 11am Thursday, 7th February 2019

500 Words judges and authors Charlie Higson and Frank Cottrell-Boyce will be sharing tips, answering your questions and attempting to write a whole 500 Words story in the space of a single Live Lesson!

For more info please visit the BBC Teach website here or the 500 Words Website here.