Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Home Education

It's been a good start to this year with Home Ed. The kids are getting on with their work well and learning their lessons well.

Some of them have trouble with maths, so I've taken my time with them and spent more on the basics than would normally be allowed in a class. We've also continued our trawl through English history and are up to the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.

We'll see the result of the studying on Thursday as they present their projects, some of which will be multi-media presentations.

This month we've started on Geography as well and are planning a visit to the Natural History Museum to tie in with January's theme: Dinosaurs. English has proceeded as normal as we revisited sentence structure and paragraphs. Add to that a study of the Tempest, story writing and a complete English package for one month has been achieved.

Not only that we've started dancing lessons... and I'm taking part too. The kids have decided to form a band and even the non-musical ones are encouraged to take part, if only on the triangle or tambourine.

All in all, a lot has been done. And there is a lot more to do too with kids who want to learn.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bravo to you, Martin!
Home Education gives you the freedom to expose your kids to objectivity, rather than immerse them in the indoctrination of public education....

I mean, don't get me wrong. I think Public Education can be a good thing, as long as parents balance that education by teaching the value of open-mindedness! Just like you are doing with your kids.

Exposure to as many different viewpoints as possible is brillaint! A visit to the Natural History museum, math, dance.. very well rounded.

"All in all, a lot has been done. And there is a lot more to do too with kids who want to learn."

Try to take it one day at a time and enjoy the ride!

... most importantly, don't forget to smile.