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!
To know God and to make Him known. Classical Conversations Motto CC seemed intriguing. I went over to their website, which is based in the US and dived straight in. There were so many new terms to understand: Foundations, Essentials, Challenge, Memory Masters, Practicum, co-op local community, Tutors, Directors and even “Conversations”. I read about … More Classical Conversations UK
Once we had decided to homeschool, my husband and I delved into the world of homeschool philosophies, approaches and curricula. Again, like everything these days, there are so many options to choose from. We did most of our research on the internet, talked to a few families and read a few books. We learnt that … More Homeschool Philosophy, Approach and Curricula