Three things I’ve learned as a homeschool tutor

Tomorrow is my last day of work! For the last two years (nearly exactly), I’ve worked a couple of mornings a week as a homeschool teacher/tutor for two girls. When we started, they were five and nearly seven; now they are seven and nearly nine! It’ll be sad to say goodbye to my job, and … Continue reading Three things I’ve learned as a homeschool tutor

Reading Logs

A few years back my Mum set Josh and I up on something called 'reading logs', as a place to record the books we've read throughout the year.  Honestly, for a while it was a bit of a hassle, but after a month (or two or three!) I started to enjoy logging in what books … Continue reading Reading Logs

Why I love books

A book is the only place in which you can examine a fragile thought without breaking it, or explore an explosive idea without fear it will go off in your face.  It is one of the few havens remaining where a man's mind can get both provocation and privacy. - Edward Morgan When I was … Continue reading Why I love books

Admit it. I am a homeschooler.

From time to time I go through fazes where I am frustrated that 'I'm not learning what a public school-er is learning'.  I get frustrated that I'm behind in math and there are gaps in my history, and that I should know more in science since I am, strictly speaking, in the 11th grade!  When I … Continue reading Admit it. I am a homeschooler.

Living Books

In our house we have a phrase called ‘living books’.  We picked this idea up from Charlotte Mason years ago.  Basically it means – at least to me - books that excite me, give me ideas, and explain principles in a real, down-to-earth, engaging style, opposed to text books that really just present the information … Continue reading Living Books