The closest I’ve come to ‘making’ a gingerbread house was using the IKEA gingerbread house kit. It was not much of a success with us. Some of the parts were already broken in the box and the house didn’t seem sturdy when it was completed. I also wasn’t keen on my kids eating it with … More Lockdown Adventures: Gingerbread house
One of the things I like to plan are things-to-do over the weekend. Experience has taught us that if we are not organised with a rough plan for the weekend, we most often than not, succumb to staying at home, being lazy and unmotivated and ending the weekend feeling like we didn’t make the most … More Lockdown Adventures: Alice Holt Park
October came and brought with it a drastic change of weather. It seemed like it was only yesterday that we were fanning ourselves because of the heat and splashing in our plastic pool in the backyard. Then suddenly, the clocks turned, the days started getting darker earlier, and it was beginning to get cold. We … More Autumn is upon us.
There are so many reasons why we chose to homeschool, and it has only been 5 months (!) since we officially started home educating our children in the United Kingdom. 5 months in, what are my thoughts and feelings?What are my lessons learnt so far on this journey? I’m learning that I love being with … More Lessons learnt after 5 months of Home Educating
If you are doing Classical Conversations Cycle 3 this year, you know that we are learning John 1:1-7 in English and Latin. At home, we like to memorise Scripture using the ESV (English Standard Version) translation, so I have been looking high and low for a tune that uses this version. When I couldn’t find … More John 1:1-7 (ESV) sung in English and Latin
I was writing in my journal this morning and realised that I felt very anxious about the day and week ahead. It’s Monday morning, and I have many things to plan and think about it. Everything came at me like an avalanche: organising my day/week, my fears and anxieties about upcoming events and activities, the … More Perfect Peace
Are you looking for a homeschool community in South-West London? If so, read on 🙂 Next week I launch a new Classical Conversations community in my home in Chessington. When I say “community” I use the term loosely, right now it comprises of my kids and me! Who are we exactly? My name is Teresa, … More Welcome to our new homeschool community in South-West London
I love rewards. Especially after a job well done, there’s nothing sweeter than a reward: a commendation, a pat on the back, a gift maybe – if I’m being honest 😊 When I became a Christian and started reading my Bible, I was fascinated to know that Jesus spoke a lot about heavenly rewards. Granted, … More Eternal Rewards
I’m passionate about cooking, but since having three children and starting to home-educate them, I realised that I don’t have the time to make elaborate meals at home. While we were transitioning from public school to homeschooling, I thought about meal preparation often. I find I function best with a meal plan, and so I … More The Humble Stir-fried Rice
One of the first decisions we had to make when we removed our kids from school and started home educating was choosing a phonics program. My 6-year-old is a proficient reader (for his age), but my younger 5-year-old was still learning to read at Reception class, and my youngest 4 year-old in Nursery had yet … More Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons Review – We finished it!