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Just the two of us…..

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Frogger is feeling rather under the weather this week so we decided to give the children’s voices a wee rest and do the show with just us so-called grown-ups. As the children were absorbed elsewhere, Sarah and Paul chat about what to do when home educating becomes challenging.

We discuss how it’s perfectly reasonable to feel burned out at times and we bounce back and forth ideas on how to find a spot of me-time in amongst the chaos, the importance of having a break and how partners can support any full-time educators by allowing and creating opportunities for self-care.

Join us again next week as the children return to our podcast in good health (fingers crossed) we share plastic pollution solutions and talk about our academic topics.

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Plastic pariah

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Welcome to the home education podcast. Our focus this week is on plastics, despite a long overdue acknowledgement from our government that it is actually a problem, we believe that 25 years is too long to wait. So why not join us now to fight against the unnecessary use of plastics and find out what we’ve been doing to try and reduce the amount we use.

After getting stuck on equivalent fractions we turn to the usborne mathematics dictionary to lend a hand and finally, Frogger and Toad share their weekly highlights.

Links:
Junior Illustrated Maths Dictionary (Usborne Dictionaries)

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Happy Home Ed Year!

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We’re back and we wish you all a Happy New year and all the best for 2018. We hope you’ve had a super time celebrating with friends, family and food.

On today’s show Frogger and toad review the Green science weather station kit and the robotic arm building set. (Put links in)

We also talk about the increase in the number of families deciding to home educate, which has tripled in some counties. What were your reasons for home educating, flexi schooling or choosing school? We share some of our many reasons and talk about our response to the call to register all families.

Finally, frogger and toad share their scores of the holidays.

As always, get in contact with us to share your comments, experiences and suggestions. Happy home edding!!

Links

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Christmas Craziness

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In true homeducationpodcast style we celebrate our last show of the year by bumbling on about Christmas and not talking about home education....at all.

We let you in on some little known Christmas trivia. Frogger, Toad and Paul compare Christmas favorites and we share a couple of cheesy Christmas cracker jokes guaranteed to make you groan.

We completely forget Score of the week and finish with a wee sing along.

We will return on January 11th, join us then for home education adventures, tips, news, ideas and methods.

For now, a huge Merry Christmas to all of our listeners, may your hearts be filled with the joy of loved ones, kindness and generosity.

Thank you for you ongoing support.
Blessings for 2018.

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Nature book look back

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Frogger and Toad self-evaluate their year of nature journaling, we find out the relevance of mistletoe, the children share their latest good reads and their weekly highlights.

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Links:
geronimostilton.com
Glubbslyme


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Saint Nicholas day

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Merry St Nicholas to all of you. We discuss the legend behind the red suit and some of the forgotten traditions around this iconic festival.

We get sleepy as we talk about hibernation and which animals take a longer than average nap.

Frogger and Toad give a brief score of the week and we read today’s poem.

A well deserved shout out all of our listeners, we hope you are enjoying our show. As ever, please get in contact with feedback, ideas and to let us know what you’ve been up to.
Links:
jacskool.wordpress.com/

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Advent of Winter Fun

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The festive germs are spreading to our podcast, and as the first Sunday of advent approaches we discuss the reasons behind it and share some activity ideas.

You may be lamenting over summer but we give you our top ten reasons to love winter. Frogger and toad share their scores of the week.

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How Not to Home Educate

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Finally, after spending the last 72 episodes talking (however vaguely) about home education we share our top three tips on how not to home educate.
We discuss an easy way to integrate daily poetry into your schedule.
And Frogger and Toad move on in maths and share their weekly highlights.

Join us next week for more home education tips as we move into the beginning of the festive season and listen out for details of our next give-away. As always comments, questions and fellow home edding stories always welcome.
Links:
Read Me First (PB): A Poem for Every Day of the Year
New Heinemann Maths Yr3, Textbook: Year 3
Scholastic Maths
Keris Stainton Author
The Secret Sorceress

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Announcing The Winner…….

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We use Google random number generator to find the winner of our competition to win a signed copy of S. Crombies book, The Secret Sorceress. Could it be you?
Also this week, hear about Martinmas; how we remember to create warmth and light in the darkening days.
And Frogger and Toad share their weekly scores!

Links

www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Sorceress-S-Crombie

www.facebook.com/pg/THE.S.CROMBIE/

twitter.com/CreativeCrombie

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Spooky Goings On!

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We get the chills on this week’s podcast as we share our listeners spooky experiences, Toad gets creative with pumpkin baking and join Frogger and Toad for their scores of the week.
Links:
www.amazon.co.uk/Secret-Sorceress-S-Crombie

www.facebook.com/pg/THE.S.CROMBIE/

twitter.com/CreativeCrombie

Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies

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