Category «Home Schooling»

Why Home Education Is Our Best Option

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure for more information. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last couple of months, you’ll have noticed a lot of discussion around the BELA Bill and, more recently, the home education policy draft. There have been several rather biased radio interviews – the gist …

Why Is It Important To Be Water Wise?

One of my favourite smells is that rich earthy scent just after it’s rained. There hasn’t been too much of that lately, though. South Africa is currently experiencing a drought so bad that the water in the Vaal Dam is almost at critical level. I remember going fishing with my dad and uncles when I …

{Homeschooling} A Day In The Life

I frequently get asked what it’s like homeschooling with a newborn. So picture this: two preschoolers quietly sitting at the table, attentive and obedient, eager to do the work. The baby is either fast asleep in his cot, or kicking happily on his playmat. Mom sips her hot tea, smiling adoringly at her children. Ja. …

Homeschooling Without A Printer

When we finished Learning the Alphabet and Reading the Alphabet, I was looking at several weeks to fill before Rafe would be born. I didn’t want to start a new curriculum and then have to stop for a while. I also wanted to do something that wouldn’t require as much printing as the previous curricula …

{Currently} I’m A Zombie

It’s hard to believe that Rafe is already a month old. It felt like just the other day when I thought that my pregnancy would never end. Now, with one month gone, it looks like I may just survive being a mom of three. Rafe still seems so small, but he has already outgrown all …

{Homeschooling} Week 29 – Teaching The Letter S

This week we learned the letter S and the sight word ‘down’. (Learning the Alphabet – S. Reading the Alphabet – S.) You can download the letter S rhyme or get the whole bundle at my Teacher’s Notebook store. (There are several other free printables available at my store, so please take a look.) Our craft …