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    A Day in Our Life – Aussie NBTS

    Back with the next installment of the Aussie NBTS blog hop, today I’m sharing a ‘Day in Our Life’. I was hoping when I chose to share a midweek day it would be a ‘normal day’, and it is, and it’s not, ’cause each day is always slightly different. Some days we have after school activities, some days we don’t, some days are more ‘routine perfect’, this day wasn’t.  We started late, we didn’t pray, we spent far longer house cleaning than usual, the boys were rather aggravating and yet… it was also a terrific day, we persevered and deep and real connections were made whilst the children were tracing their mega…

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    A Day in the Life of a Homeschooled Teenager

    Joining in the Homeschool High School carnival hosted this month by Theresa over at Lapz Home Learning. The following is a glimpse of  ‘A Day in Our Life’, this ‘day’ I focused only on our teens, and in particular their academic pursuits.  Randomly I selected a Thursday to record, was it a typical day?  In some respects yes and yet not.  This year Einstein(16) spends the majority of his studies focusing on his Open Uni Course, although on the day selected he elected to spend all of his study time on his Open Uni, other days he alternates between his subjects,  which have been pared down to allow for his new workload.  Was…

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    Aussie NBTS – A Day in Our Life

    Wrapping up our Not Back to School Blog Hop by sharing a Day In Our Life.  No day in our life is identical, although they generally have a similar rhythm, some afternoons  may include sport, some days run as expected and some become ‘derailed’.  When I selected Thursday(March 1st) as ‘the day’, I was aiming for a more ‘typical’ day, which it was, although it did have a surprise ending. 6:30AM  I wake up later than usual.  Jack Jack wanders in and wants to chat about his dream, Princess comes in and plays with Bass.  A relaxing beginning to the day, chatting and enjoying the children. 7:00AM  Baking muffins and juicing vegetables…

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    Our Learning Week with Friends

    This past week we tried something new, something we haven’t done before; we schooled the whole week with another family. As our house is rather small we set up the ping pong table out in the carport. Everyday the R. family arrived at 9am and we started with independent work. Of course there was lots of chit chat, although the children did become more self disciplined about talking as the week wore on, and they realised they weren’t getting through their work. Working in a big group was rather a different, and positive experience. Except for my oldest daughter, each of my children has a ‘pair’ in the R family,…

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    A Day in Our House (2)

    When I read about Angela’s ‘Not Quite Average Day’ I decided to share in the fun. As it turned out the day I picked; Wednesday September 2nd wasn’t quite average as some of the children have colds and are rather miserable, others are recovering and not quite as miserable; and life is not quite ‘normal’ as we prepare for camp. But upon reflection, perhaps this is ‘normal’ as life is fluid. 6:00AM Jem and I arise, surprisingly PC is already up and preparing to leave for work. It is audit week and this has meant very early morning starts and late nights, as PC is not a morning person this…

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    A Day in Our House

    Wednesday morning I viewed our home through camera lenses; journey with us as I share. Here is Jack Jack striving valiantly to cut along straight lines. Michelangelo creating mask; he enjoys creating. Koala in her bedroom working on her English grammar. Einstein and Princess in the kitchen creating a science experiment. Why do my children always gravitate towards bi-carb and food colouring experiments? Carpenter at the table working on his maths. He has come a long way in maths this year, we are so proud of him. Jelly Bean and Jack Jack enjoying a jigsaw, with Jem looking on. Both amaze me with their ability, Jack Jack particularly. Morning Tea…