Category «Home Schooling»

{Homeschooling Update} Together

A few weeks ago I wrote about our intention to begin homeschooling Angie next year. At that point, the plan was for Emmy to stay in preschool for another couple of years. But, our thinking has changed, and we are going to start homeschooling both girls in January. (I’m still not sure if this makes …

Big News

Earlier this month we received a letter from Angie’s school informing us that applications for Grade R would be opening soon. We’d always intended that she would do Grade R at the school and then begin homeschooling in Grade One. Our plans have changed. There was one sentence in the letter that struck me. It …

Moving Away From School-in-a-box

My initial idea of homeschooling was that it would basically be school at home. I had this picture in my head of us sitting around a table together with workbooks in a school room in our house. I thought that we would use a bought curriculum and work with a timetable. But the more reading …

Is Unschooling For Us?

One of the first terms I encountered when I seriously started researching homeschooling was “unschooling”. I admit that my initial thoughts were along the lines of that sounds dodgy. But because I’ve resolved to be as informed as possible when it comes to making decisions about the girls’ education, I dug a little deeper. At …

Yes, We Will Be Homeschooling

Both my girls are at preschool this year; Angie in grade 00 and Emmy in the toddler class. Their school opened last Tuesday, so we’ve had just over a full week of the “getting ready for school” morning chaos. Today was particularly insane. Emmy woke up at 5am when I tried to sneak out of …

To Home School, Or Not? That Is The Question

Angie will be in grade 00 next year, which means that before we know it, she’ll start grade one. It’s probably time to get serious about making decisions regarding schooling. She is not on any waiting lists, though there’s no way we could afford private schooling anyway. There are several good government primary schools in …