Homeschooling looks like this

lola and kiki

leaf print

I get a lot of questions about how we homeschool, the things we do, how we fill our days. Just what homneschooling looks like for us. So this is the start of a new series, of sharing a snippet of what homeschooling looks for us on that one particular day. Every day is different, we don’t have a set routine or a timetable to follow. A day in the winter will look entirely different to one in the summer. While the kiddos do have some ‘formal’ work to do… reading, writing, maths, our days are also full of experiments, of crafts, of playing, or discovering. There is so much to learn from real life – through baking we learn volumes and measurments, we learn about how things change from liquids to solids.

Yesterday we spent a little while making our own fossils. We mixed up the dough {1 cup flour, 1 cup salt, 1 cup polenta, 1 cup water}, rolled balls and pushed in shells and leaves {and toy dinosaurs!}. All three had fun making these, and it lead to lots of discussions on how real fossils are made.




baya and lola

37 thoughts on “Homeschooling looks like this

  1. I hadn’t realised people homeschooled in the UK! I’ve always believe school should be fun – it makes learning easier (for me at least!)and the girls certainly look like they had fun x

  2. I think you’re very brave to homeschool – I don’t think I know enough about a broad enough range of subjects, nor do I have the patience to be at home with children all day!

    Looks like you are having fun though. :)

  3. I am so looking forward to seeing more in this series – i’m quite in awe of mums & dads who home school :) And i think for a non-homeschooler like myself, posts like this are such an inspirational way of getting ideas for educational crafts at home which organically lead onto other activities & discussions :) x

  4. Really looking forward to this series Polly. My girl starts school in September. I hope she will continue to enjoy learning as much as she always has, but I do wonder how it will go for her. I think it’s wonderful that you have the confidence and patience to teach your three girls at home.

  5. I’m really looking forward to this series. I would love to home school mine but also love the fact that the school they are at is a great school and gives them more than I could.

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