Jesus following, natural living, Somerset homeschooling mum to Acey. Here is our blog to share with family and friends and anyone else who might be interested, about our home ed journey.

John 13:34 - ''A new commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.''

Monday, 25 November 2013

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Autumn days..

Lately I have been too busy to blog, we just seem to have so much going on! we have started a new free online homeschool curriculum; we are working our way through the first grade, and it covers pretty much everything - literacy, math, science, history, bible study. At the moment we're having fun learning about the human body and ancient egyptians. We are still doing our own thing as well, but spending an hour each day doing the curriculum is giving me more focus... I no longer get that feeling that we're not doing enough! Here's some more things we have been up to...

Monochrome painting, with our atelier box....

Halloween night time trail at Hestercombe Gardens ...we don't celebrate haloween but this was just a  bit of fun...
And a firework display with friends in their village

We also went on a (very cold, wet and muddy) home ed farm visit where we got to watch sheep being herded, feed the horses and chickens and pick apples from the orchard

We have SO many apples, from SO many foraging expeditions, we decided to make some apple crumble - Acey has made a recipe book, so he wrote the recipe down in there

And here is our home ed group which we recently started up again! It's lots of fun :)

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Apple day

Here we are watching our apple pulp get turned into juice at Stentwood community's apple day.
We also watched a lovely play which their children put on, and did some fun crafts, and had supper around the log burner.


The stairwell of my mum's flats. You wouldn't want to fall down there!

M is for...

M is for Mum! Acey stays at his nanny's house every other weekend and she always comes to watch him at karate!

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Day 9 - Pink

Today we went for a walk with lovely friends

And lost a tooth when we got back

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Day 8 - Corner

Today we went to the library with some other home ed friends which we are going to make a regular thing! We have a lovely library near where we live!

Monday, 7 October 2013

Day 7 - Something you saw

Today I saw lots of Autumn things! Including this little gnome whose name is Chestnut Shell

We started up Taunton Free Range home ed group again today and it was so much fun - we are in a new place where they get to run around a big sports hall and play basketball! And there is air hockey and table football. The children all drew some harvest/ Autumn fruits and veg etc, and did some apple printing and we had a snack time and circle time!

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Day 6: 8 o'clock

8 O'clock is the time the alarm clock goes off on a Sunday Morning for us to get ready for church.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Day 5: Afternoon

An afternoon spent in Bath. I had a spa day with mum whilst Acey had a 'blokes' day' with Dave looking around the Roman baths...

Friday, 4 October 2013

Day 4: In motion

On the way to friend's house to play! Followed by 150 press ups for Acey in Karate! Phew!

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Day 3 - you today

We had an indoors day today because it was raining- Acey did some reading and writing and had friends to play. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

October photo project day two - Light

It was a pretty dull day, but it was brightened up by the candles on my lovely birthday cake!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Body bits

Last week we started a project about the human body. We made a skull using special dough and a mould and today Acey painted it and  had fun reading about it some more, in the Artie Beat's body book, we sang heads shoulders knees and toes, and then stomach, brain lungs and heart - we learned about what all of our different organs do and we then talked about how important diet and exercise is for your body to function properly. We thought of lots of  different types of exercise and Acey made an exercise chart, showing which exercises he likes doing the least and the most....

October photo project

I thought I'd give this a go.... my photo taking and editing skills are crap, but who cares?! An inspiring way to capture nice memories.....

Something colorful - Acey's friend Rio came to play and they had fun with the oil pastels and watercolors. Life can't help being colorful when you have children.

Monday, 30 September 2013

How to make an old pirate treasure map, for real pirates.

We have been doing a project on pirates for the last month! Today Acey designed his own pirate ship and also made a pirate treasure map.....

To make it look all old and piratey he drew the map on watercolor paper with beeswax crayons, and ripped it around the edges to make it look scruffy, because a real pirate treasure map wouldn't be neat! Pirates are NOT neat!! Then he soaked some tea bags in warm water and dripped them all over the paper to stain it. We dried it with a hairdryer and then crumpled the paper up! Now we just need to find the treasure...

Saving badgers and autumn exploring

Last week Acey learned all about badgers. We read an article about them in the Wildlife Watch magazine, and learned about how the government want to cull badgers because of TB. We decided that a much more sensible idea would be for the badgers to be injected against TB instead! Acey made a start on his own badger..

We also went for a lovely autumn walk with our friend Christina around the lanes near our house. We picked some blackberries and saw lots and lots of spiders in the hedgerow wrapping up daddy long legses in their webs ready for their supper!

And we have been enjoying our favorite autumn story 'Woody, Hazel and Little Pip' by Elsa Beskow.