This is a special edition… When my friend Zoe at Playing By the Book calls for books on a particular topic… then we respond!!! I thought we might battle to find books about “Back to School” since we have never been in school… turns out there are heaps of school books out there and tons […]
Entries Tagged as 'Language Arts'
August 14th, 2012 · 12 Comments
May 15th, 2012 · 12 Comments
It has been a while since I had a little girl who was wild about fairies and since fairy parties were the order of the day… everyday!!! But suddenly this past summer we had two small girls of just the right age: the moment between everything being just too tricky for little hands and too […]
April 23rd, 2012 · 20 Comments
Today is Shakespeare’s birthday and in our Summer of reading and we have been reading Shakespeare… lots of it!!! I know, it’s a weird homeschool thing!!! When we started blogging a couple of years back we mentioned that Hood #1 was mad about Shakespeare. In the first few years of homeschooling we covered quite a […]
April 19th, 2012 · 5 Comments
A couple of posts back I mentioned that this had been the summer of reading… I wasn’t joking – and one book in particular stands out. When we saw that Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse was going to be a movie we knew that we had to read it quickly, before anybody got to see the […]
April 3rd, 2012 · 6 Comments
My summer reading plan was well thought out and carefully preprepared!!! It involved a weekly trip to the library: One evening each week we headed out and filled our quota of books then we headed home to hours of silence!!! Whatever the kids selected we read… and read and read… I have to declare we […]
March 22nd, 2012 · 13 Comments
This past year of school we learnt the secret of keeping going with all this topics that we start with enthusiasm and then fizzle: A little bit every day works for us. Never has there been a subject that this was more applicable to than with creative writing. There is no point in scheduling reading […]
February 20th, 2012 · 33 Comments
When we began homeschooling there were not so many South African stories that I could read to my children knowing that they were learning about their country and their roots… but I have to say this has all changed and where the local story tellers used to be “three sad looking books on a shelf in the book store they now require wall space… and often these are the books my children are drawn to first. … If you would like a second chance I would love you to tweet our message out that we are busy builtding a library for Lesotho, one book at a time, for details read this post: Can we help @Se7en_hoods build a library in Lesotho!