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Secret Life of a Homeschooler

Basic Mandarin

It's been a little while since we worked on our Mandarin Chinese, due to computer issues. With that in mind, we revised some basics today. (There seems a never ending list of to-do issues. You can tell it's about time... Continue Reading →

100 Ways to Home Educate

We are structured homeschoolers, and have a gentle rhythm to our week. I plan our resources and subjects precisely but we fit our studies around our fixed activities, which include sports, Scouts, and Spanish class. We also have regular and ad-hoc homeschool... Continue Reading →

Happy Chinese New Year's Eve! I've spent the whole of January frustratingly searching for nice cards, so today I gave up and printed some lovely cards from Twinkl. (The symbol is fu "happiness".) I also made my own ang paos (Mandarin:... Continue Reading →

The Runaway Rice Cake

Continuing our Spring Festival mini topic, we read The Runaway Rice Cake* by Ying Chang Compestine. It's similar to various "gingerbread" stories like The Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Cowboy, and Gingerbread Baby. There's a hungry family, an item of food that... Continue Reading →

Martin Luther King Day 2017

Today was Blue Monday, which is reportedly the most depressing day of the year. However, it was also Martin Luther King Day, which is far more uplifting and awesome. One of my favourite websites, Teachers Pay Teachers, was a great... Continue Reading →

Surviving Flu Season

Arriving with a whimper instead of a bang, 2017 has rolled in with a special helping of flu for me and the kids. There's already been a couple of sick days this week, courtesy of a hacking cough, and a massive... Continue Reading →

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