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Easter, Compost & Picnics

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Happy Easter to all of our lovely listeners and a huge thank you for sharing your time with us. We hope you get lots of Easter treats and enjoy your extra long weekend.

On this week’s show we discuss our composting plans and update you on our seed selection as we plant in our vegetable bed.

We visited Whitby abbey, and enjoyed a low sugar packed lunch and share with you our ideas and recipes to enjoy a picnic without compromising healthy eating.

We chat about the Jewish festival of pesach and share a yeast free recipe.

With thanks to mysteries in time, we have moved on to ancient Greece and we discuss how much the children have learned about Greek legends by reading the accompanying book. Toad tells us the story of Persephone.

Plus, join us for our scores of the week.

Web links to
Goodnight Mister Tom
Mysteries in time
Whitby abbey

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The Secret of Belsay Hall

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Sarah and the children return from a few days exploration in Northumberland and describe the magical medieval secrets of Belsay hall. Then we go on to talk about our highlights from our time spent up north and how we don’t stop our lessons when we’re away.

It’s presentation time at explorer club, we scoff cake and get beautiful certificates to show our achievements​.

Our vegetable patch is well and truly under way, we plant our first seeds and discuss the scientific breakthrough of plastic eating worms.

Finally, join Frogger and Toad for their scores of the week.
Web links:
Styrofoam eating worms
Belsay hall
John Muir Award
Mysteries in time

Can You identify these flowers?

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Back in time to World War 2

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Join us this week as we travel back in time to World War 2. Or to be more precise, join us as we visit Eden Camp, an ex prisoner of war camp from World War 2 which is now a modern history theme museum.

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Episode Half Hundred- The windy one

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We’re blown away on this week’s podcast as we climb the steep bank up to Captain Cook’s monument for a blustery picnic as part of our days exploration with Explorer Club. We enjoy fun activities in the heart of the North York Moors National Park and work alongside other families in learning to support the work the park volunteers do to encourage the sustainability of the land.

50 podcasts later and we’re well into our year long anniversary. We thank our regular listeners for their support and decide that Baby G needs an upgrade. We share (well some of us) our personal favorites from our adventures.

Thinking once again about living books, I read a short extract from Gerald Durrell’s, My Family and Other Animals to demonstrate how a knowledgeable author can teach and entertain, that the two do not have to be separate. (If only somebody had introduced Sarah to anemone as a written word- sigh!)

Plus, join Frogger and Toad for their Scores of The week.

Links:-
Louise Abrahams page
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Oscarsfund

My Family and Other Animals – Gerald Durrel
http://www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/about-us/press-office/press-releases/News-Articles/new-recruits-needed-for-explorer-club

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Home Education Podcast 049

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On this week’s podcast:

Frogger and Toad take a wee break from stardom this week, so Sarah and Paul hijack the microphone (our apologies for this). We discuss our Green Science Project and the steps we’ve taken to have our own vegetable patch despite only having a concrete yard. (http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/tags/plastic) We discuss our Spring plans of which vegetables we intend to grow.

We recommend reading Families, Festivals and Food to help your home learning fall into a nature rhythm. (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1274390.Festivals_Family_and_Food)

William Shakespeare can seem a little daunting, particularly if you’re thinking of introducing his works to your children. We believe Shakespeare to be a home educating delight and would like to suggest that families try reading Tales From Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb to ease into it. https://www.waterstones.com/book/tales-from-shakespeare/charles-lamb/mary-lamb/9780141321684)

Frogger hops back to share her Score of the Week.

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Home Education Podcast 048

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Spring is well and truly in the air at the Home Education Podcast. We’ve been to Whitby Bookshop to spend our World Book Day vouchers and share what Frogger and Baby G decided to buy and why. We also chat about whether books are better than films.

If you’re new to Home Ed it can be easy to stock buy lots of things that might prove to be futile, we share our Top 5 Essential Purchases to save you time, effort and money.

We continue to develop our Steiner Circle Time, sharing stories and songs that you might wish to try out. Even Frogger and Toad like a good action song.

Frogger shares her weekly highlight and we share a helpful planning idea.

Book websites:
biblio.co.uk
fatbrian.co.uk
www.whitbybookshop.co.uk/

Book mentions:

The Yorkshire Sticker Book: The Wildlife of Dales, Moors and Coast in Gorgeous Fold-Out Scenes

The Apprentice Witch

Other

http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/boggle-hole

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Home Education Podcast 47

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Continuing our exploration into the Steiner philosophy, we share his ideas on home made toys and their value to young children.
Charlotte Mason dismissed ‘twaddle’ and promoted living books.
What makes a book living and why are these books important.
Absent minded comments from friends remind us of some of the common home educating misconceptions.
It’s Pancake day (Also known as Shrove Tuesday). We discuss the pancake’s symbolic ingredients and our favourite ingredients.
We share a quick and easy playdoh recipie.
And join Frogger and Toad for their ‘Scores Of The Week’

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Intro Music by: www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music


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Home Education Podcast 046

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This week we talk about our experience at Explorer club at The Danby Moor centre
We have finished E. Nesbits The Railway Children and share our favourite bits.
We talk some more about Steiner/Waldorf method of educating and try to implement some of its ideas into our daily rhythm

Ross Mountney’s A Home Education Notebook… to encourage and inspire

www.waldorfessentials.com
Explorer Club

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Home Education Podcast 045

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This is it! The grand competition to win Ross Mountney’s new book is over and we have a winner. Listen in to hear the winning entry and find out who it is.

We also take a look at the Waldorf method of education and share the main principles of their Early Year curriculum.

And Toad goes ballroom dancing. Find out how he got on.

Finally as usual both Frogger and Toad share their Scores of the week

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Home Education Podcast 044

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Find out how we got on at the Flamingo Land Home Educators day and our cockroach close encounter

We share our Burn’s Night experiences and talk about what has been successful with our Charlotte Mason timetabling.

Toad has been working hard on his entry to the BBC Radio 2 500 word story competition.

Join Frogger and Toad for their Scores of the Week and we come up with a couple of ideas that might help you balance your work life and personal interests with full time educating.

Don’t forget to join in our competition and win a signed copy of Ross Mountney’s latest book.
All you have to do is write in 100 words or less. What does home educating mean to you? Entries must be in by Sunday evening 12th February!!!
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CharlotteMasonTimetable

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