Reflections: My Planning Process & Our Weekly Schedule

Inquiry Based Homeschool Weekly Schedule - An Everyday Story

It’s about to roll into September and I thought this would be a good time to reflect on how this year is going. This is our first official year homeschooling – we homeschooled through preschool and kindergarten but compulsory schooling starts here at age 6. This is the year we needed to register for home education. The […]

My Planning Process

Observational Drawing Activities - An Everyday Story

contains affiliate links It’s hard to get back into the swing of things, isn’t it? Christmas is such a lazy time, full of mid-morning breakfasts and afternoon naps. But Daddy went back to work this week so I thought it would be best to get some rhythm happening again. 2015 is going to be a big year […]

A Day in the Life of a Child-led Homeschool Mama

I got a lovely email from a reader yesterday wondering what our homeschool days look like for me; what do I do? It got me thinking. I guess I share a lot of Jack and Sarah’s days but not so much of mine. As much as possible I try to allow Jack and Sarah freedom […]

The Practicalities of Homeschooling: Can you afford it?

Can you afford to homeschool? | An Everyday Story

A friend of mine asked me whether I would talk about the practicalities of homeschooling from a very nuts & bolts perspective. Basically, how much does it cost? Now I know from teaching that school fees and all the associated costs including uniforms, materials, excursions, bus passes, camps and extra-curricular activities can run into the […]

A Homeschool Day

Earlier in the week I shared our weekly kindergarten homeschool rhythm. This post is a typical home day. …………. Kindergarten homeschool…a typical day? Hmm I was a little hesitant sharing a typical homeschooling day for us, mostly because I so strongly believe in each family following their own rhythm, listening to their own children’s interests […]

Kindergarten Homeschool: Our Week

contains affiliate links Monday morning came and a strange feeling came over me. This was it. This was the day; the day that, had we chosen differently, Jack would be dressed in his new school uniform, shiny black shoes, a school bag bigger than him and a wonderfully happy smiling photo of his first day […]