What We’ve Done This Week: 4th November 2019

Monday I’ll admit that not much got done today. I had some work things that had to be done, so the girls played together for most of the morning. After that we went over to visit family, popping into the shops on the way home. The girls had their usual karate lesson this evening. Tuesday […]

Why You Need A Salad Spinner For Your Art Cupboard | The Home Education Diaries

Why You Need A Salad Spinner For Your Art Cupboard

This is a salad spinner. Very useful in the kitchen when washing salad of course, but you can also use a salad spinner to create some interesting pieces of art! That’s what we’ve been doing this afternoon, so I thought I’d share it with you. I’m definitely feeling happier about how we’ve spent our time […]

Our visit to meet the Lord Mayor of Birmingham | The Home Education Diaries

Our visit to meet the Lord Mayor of Birmingham

Isn’t is funny that we all, as adults, need to know about politics but as children we’re hardly taught a thing? We’ve always talked about politics with Eleanor and Phoebe: they’ve been with us to vote many times, we’ve discussed our opinions on Brexit and we even took them to a rally before the last […]

Do We Need A Routine? | The Home Education Diaries

Do We Need A Routine?

Over the last couple of months, I’ve joined a few different Facebook groups for people who home educate. I’m one of those annoying lurking types. For the last couple of weeks, in one group, I’ve noticed that parents have an obsession with routine. There lots of posts where people are breaking their day down into […]

We're Real Home Educators Now! | The Home Education Diaries

We’re Real Home Educators Now!

Although we were “not back to school” a couple of days ago, today felt a bit like it was our first proper day as home educators. Or at least the first time we were outing ourselves as such, hence the daft title of this post. After I’d spent a frantic few days in July researching […]

Not Back To School… For The First Time

I realise that I’ve been going through the “back to school” routine every September, without fail since I was three years old. Staring with pre-school, then through to nursery, primary school, secondary school, college, university and working as a teacher. Then I became I mum and “back to school” meant our playgroup and music group […]

What Do I Need To Buy To Home Educate?

What Do I Need To Buy To Home Educate?

The primary school that I worked in had a Resource Manager. It was her job to buy resources, keep them organised and make sure they were available when needed. If I ever needed something for a lesson, I’d fill in a request form and it’d arrive in my classroom when I needed it. Well actually, […]