Going to a dyslexia course..

I thought this would be brilliant as I know people, big and small, who are dyslexic. I want to know more, to understand. I want to know; how we know, how to work out if someone thinks differently, what skills they have that I can help foster because I can only see thinking differently as…

secret learning to read (30.10.18)

I have done no ‘active teaching’ in Helena’s learning to read. I was trying the theory that you can learn to read yourself as I was never convinced that the rituals at school teaching kids to read were what was doing it. It’s all the child. The ingredients for reading are: a child who wants…

it’s Physical Education/health… (21.08.18)

Mixed with a little bit of physical geography… slope stability? Hmmm maybe I should make it history and show Helena pictures of music festivals and hippies! We went to the beach with the Tuesday homeschooling group and even better, a beach we’d never been to before. I think of the homeschooling group as all the…

more on the qualities of wax (the weekend)

We are making non plastic shopping bags (fundraising for nature, a KCC challenge) and printing on them a design of Helena’s called Happy Fish – it says “thanks for not littering” and she recently added “keep our drains clean”. So I in full on make stuff up as you go mode, experiment before reading,┬átrace over…