Thursday, 24 March 2016

Museum Trip

Yesterday six families met and wandered around a local museum. Lots of people saw us and some museum staff invited us to come for workshops. I assume that the staff members are professionals and they clearly were able to see the children. ‪#‎homeeducatednotinvisible‬ ‪#‎educationinthecommunity‬ Here are a few of the items from various exhibits that we saw:

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

History and Geography Group

Today some ‪#‎homeeducatednotinvisible‬ children got together for a History and Geography Group. Each family did a presentation of their project. We learned about Indonesia, Navigation, Mary Cassatt, and the Reublic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. One family managed to incorporate chocolate into their presentation (top of the class for them!).

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Care Home Visit Success!

Today six ‪#‎homeeducatednotinvisible‬ children and two parents put on a concert for residents at a care home. Their group was down by one child because of illness.

We played guitars and sang Rock My Soul We played Scarborough Fair and Kum By Ya on recorder and guitar as a small ensemble.

The recorder group played Home on The Range while the guitar duo played Minuet in G (by Bach).

The children who wanted to, played solos on keyboard and recorder and some of us read some spring and Easter themed poems. Some of the parents read poems too!

We also played guitars and sang Mockingbird as our final item.

The room was so full of residents that there was hardly room for us as a group. After we were finished, we all went around and shook hands with the residents and thanked them for having us and for being such a wonderful audience. ‪#‎raisingfuturevolunteers‬ ‪#‎freedomtolearn‬ ‪#‎welovehomeed‬

Monday, 21 March 2016

Good Citizenship

We are making a trip to a care home to play music and read poems to the residents. The children will perform both as part of an ensemble and solos. They range in age from 8 to 13 and they are learning the importance of volunteering in the community. ‪#‎homeeducatednotinvisible‬ ‪#‎freedomtolearn‬ ‪#‎childrenandtheelderly‬ ‪#‎volunteeringblessesbothways‬

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Special Trips and Science Group Sessions

So far this school year, my ‪#‎homeeducatednotinvisble‬ child has gone to a Synagogue, a Hindu Temple, a Cathedral (and took Holy Communion - just the host not the wine!), performed solos at some care homes, played a solo and a duet in front of 60 - 100 people. As well, she has started to do public speaking. She's learned to prepare and deliver speeches and has learned how to present demonstrations of Science experiments.

Here is an experiment that she helped to prepare and demonstrate:

Geography Show & Tell and of course eating!

These children met for a Geography Show and Tell in January. They did projects at home and made presentations on their chosen country. ‪#‎publicspeaking‬ ‪#‎homeeducatednotinvisible‬ ‪#‎freedomtolearn‬

Home Educated Not Invisible

‪#‎freedomtolearn‬ Home educating families take advantage of parks and museum visits during term time because the parks and museums are quieter. Some places are cheaper during term time too.