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!
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge. Proverbs 14:26 (ESV) My text today in my Bible reading plan included the above verse from Proverbs 14:26. As soon as I read it, I stopped there for a few minutes to soak it in. It was … More Giving my Children a Refuge
Last week, I was delighted to host a Classical Conversations “Taster” session at my home in South-West London. I also had the pleasure of meeting Meina (in real life as opposed to FB!) who kindly offered to be our tutor for the day. The session lasted from 10:30 – 2 p.m, and we had another … More Classical Conversations Community Day “Taster” session
In a previous post, I wrote about how elements of our family worship formed our first homeschool routine. Later on, we added poetry, a bit of nature study, a devotional and then Art to this structure. I’ve been told not to write your homeschool routine in stone because you will inevitably keep changing it! And … More Homeschool Routine, Part 2
We finally decided to bite the bullet and de-register our kids from school two weeks ago. Fortunately for us, it was a rather seamless and uneventful process … not that we are complaining and I’m not sure what I was expecting to be honest! We started by having a zoom meeting with the headmistress to … More We de-registered our kids!