Advent and Christmas was always a special time growing up as a Christian kid in the Middle East. The anticipation and the expectation of the birth of Jesus, nostalgic Christmas carols, well wishes and season greetings everywhere, gorgeous middle eastern “winter” weather, midnight church service on Christmas eve, smells of cinnamon and baked treats and … More Advent 2021 at our Home
Last year on the 1st of May 2020, we prayerfully decided to embark on the wild and wonderful adventure of home educating our 3 kids. Our decision was made relatively easier by the fact that we were in lockdown because of COVID-19 here in the United Kingdom. This meant that schools were closed and so … More One Year of Home Education in the UK – A review
It has been a while since I blogged here, and I haven’t written since November of last year. We had decided to take a small break from homeschooling during the dark winter season. Winter was dreary, mostly because we were again in Lockdown, this time Lockdown 3. It’s April now and we are easing out … More What we have been up to
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
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!
In my last post, I mentioned some of the books that helped me gain a better understanding of the Classical and Charlotte Mason philosophy of education. I also read Lou Priolo’s book “Teach them Diligently” where he discusses how to use the scriptures in child training. In Chapter one, Priolo starts off by presenting a … More Supreme Objective
In my last post, I wrote about what we felt were the pros and cons of homeschooling in our point of view and specifically for our family. We looked at the list and were enthusiastic and delighted when we saw the benefits that could be gained but stopped to discuss the drawbacks and disadvantages. To … More Making the Decision to Homeschool
As the days went by, my husband and I were starting to enjoy family time more. Usually, the prospect of having the kids at home all the time was daunting but now, with activities to do and nature walks to take, we were starting to enjoy it. We started exploring the idea of homeschooling. I … More Homeschooling Pros and Cons