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Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving isn't a traditional holiday in the UK, but it is a welcome pause before the full onslaught of Christmas. My kids first started the annual Thanksgiving activities when they were at nursery school, so I suppose I've just kept... Continue Reading →

Four Weeks Till Xmas

So, as much as I don't want to think about it, there's only 4 weeks left till Christmas! The kids are getting antsy, eagerly anticipating their advent calendars, the stocking stuffers are gradually being acquired (and the larger things are... Continue Reading →

We Will Remember Them

This week is all about Remembrance Day, and why it's so important. My great-grandfather served in the Great War and my great-uncles served in World War Two. My family tree, like many others, does contain that ultimate sacrifice but, even... Continue Reading →

Hallowe’en Farm Crafts

One of our local farms hosts a weekly Arts & Crafts session, for children. The person who runs the craft sessions is lovely, and has a great manner with children of all ages. This week was all about Hallowe'en: we... Continue Reading →

Hallowe’en Twinkl Crafts

It's midway through our half-term week and we are busily creating more Hallowe'en decorations, to festoon our homeschool classroom. If you've seen previous posts, we've already made mini 3D pumpkins, created pumpkin diagram posters, and carved our actual pumpkins. Today, we've finished... Continue Reading →

Half-Term Hallowe’en

Thank goodness for half-term; everyone needs a break, now and then, including homeschoolers. The distinction between term time and holidays seems more blurred when you're a home educator; we still have some scheduled activities planned. However, I'm internally debating whether to use any... Continue Reading →

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