This Week… | A Photo Journal of our Child-led Homeschool

Addition Activities with Base Ten Units - An Everyday Story

This week in our child-led homeschool… This week. This week was a bit of an odd one for me. Even though we’ve been homeschooling for two years now, this week Jack would have been in Grade 1; his first official year of compulsory schooling. I am not sure why this even matters or why it […]

This Week: A Photo Journal of our Child-led Homeschool

Pattern Activities with Kinetic Sand - An Everyday Story

This week in our child-led homeschool… So how has your week been? Any little ones head off to school for the first time this week? Who’s back to the classroom soon? Anyone starting homeschooling for the first time this year? This week we didn’t spend much time at home. Between therapy appointments, catching up with […]

Writing Books: Encouraging Emergent Writers

Learning to Write - An Everyday Story

For the last little while now Jack has been fiercely interested in writing books. It all started when we ran out of sketchbooks – I usually have a small supply on hand but his drawing has become so prolific lately that I quickly ran out – in a pinch I offered to make him a small […]

How Not to Learn to Write

contains sponsored/affiliate links People always comment on how smart Jack (5.5 yrs) is; how maturely he speaks, how quickly he understands, how focussed he is, he must be a dream to teach, they say, …. If I am being honest, it is difficult to hear this so often and not have it influence your attitudes. Unconsciously at first, I started […]

Meaningful Literacy at Home: A family chalkboard

Meaningful Literacy. A family chalkboard from An Everyday Story

This month’s featured writer is Steph from Twodaloo. Steph is a former speech language pathologist who writes about her days with toddler twins. Be sure to pop over and say hi. ………………………. Thank you so much, Kate, for having me over today! Your blog has been an inspiration to so many and I am overjoyed […]

Postcard Penpals: Understanding our place in the world

‘Mummy! Look! We got another postcard! Let’s read it.’ For the past few weeks Jack has been eagerly checking the  mailbox every day (sometimes several times a day) to see if another postcard has arrived. A couple months ago, my friend Rebecca from Thirteen Red Shoes asked whether we would be interested in a postcard […]