This Homeschooling Life #5

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I’m back with another ‘This Homeschooling Life’ linky. December passed by in a blur, and was mainly taken up with Christmas… while the big kids still did their usual ‘school work’ for the first couple of weeks, I feel like we didn’t do much of anything else. In reality I know they did… they baked, crafted their hearts out, had various groups still running and Kiki and Baya spent most of the month working on their gym Christmas Displays. There was lego played with, models made, games made up and much else that happens without me knowing. I don’t have many photos of the day-to-day happenings last month {partly as I didn’t take many, and partly as my laptop died mid-month and I lost a load!}.

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We’ve been homeschooling around 8 years, and every now and then they’ll be a day, or a week, or a month when I feel like it’s all going wrong. Life gets in the way and I feel like I’m not doing all that I ‘should’ be doing with the kids. I know from experience this will pass, and that it doesn’t actually mean things aren’t being done or learnt… just that this Mama is having a crisis. Last month was mad and I didn’t really organise any projects or extra activities.. but sometimes that’s ok. Life gets busy, the kids learn masses from actual real life and sometimes I think it’s good for them to actually have to find things to keep busy with all day, and not rely on me to tell them what to do.

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Last term was great, and I felt that we really found our homeschooling groove again after having had a baby and moved house in the first part of the year. We found a rhythm that worked pretty well for us all, the kiddos enjoyed some history and geography projects and everyone was happy. There was lots of crafts made – mainly Kiki and Baya without any input from me.

I’m planning on easing us back into our ‘normal’ routine this week. The kids groups mainly start back this week, and I’m hoping to sit them all down and make some plans for what they want to study this coming term. January and February for us are usually full of crafts and homeschool projects – things to keep us busy in the house when the weather is at it’s worst! We’ve also signed up for NurtureStore’s Art Spark – an online art course that starts in a couple of weeks. I’m looking forward to getting creative alongside the kiddos – I love courses like this – with just enough guidance to get us going, but not so structured that we can’t use our own imaginations!

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This Homeschooling Life is a linky for you to share either a week, a day or just a moment from your life as a homeschooling family. We are hoping it will be a really nice way to discover new blogs and learn how we all do things differently. We’d love you to link up with us and share what homeschooling looks like for your family. 
 
The linky will open at 8am on the first Monday of every month and throughout the rest of the month the hosts will share your posts on their social media channels. 
 
The Hosts:
 
Adele who blogs at Circus Queen 
Laura who blogs at Side Street Style
Polly who blogs at Enchanted Pixie
 
The Rules:
 
1. Link back to one of the hosts. You will find the code for the badge at the bottom or if you prefer you can use a text link.

2. Link up a post from your month, no more than 3.
 
3. Link directly to a specific post, not your main blog.
 
4. Follow each of the hosts on at least one of their social media platforms.
 
5. Visit and comment on some of the other blogs linking up.
 
6. If you share on social media then you can use the #thishomeschoolinglife so we can all find each other.

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  1. January 5, 2016 / 06:01

    Ah Cherry got that Guess Who game for Xmas, I’m a tiny bit sick of playing it though ;) Tiger isn’t quite old enough to do it with her yet! That art course sounds fab, I’m off to check it out now xx

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