Author: Paul Wheeler

If you go down to the woods today

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After being predictably useless we forgot to take our recording equipment on our day out in the woods, so instead we discuss and recall our adventures after the event.

Find out whether our Charlotte Mason experiment of reciting poetry has worked as Frogger tests out her ‘unlearned’ poems. Toad, meanwhile is extremely enthusiastic about this weeks podcasts.

Baby G reached a new milestone and the children share their scores of the week.

Finally, we are looking at changing our format to freshen things up a bit. Have you got any ideas or suggestions about things you’d like us to try out or include. Please get in contact with us, don’t be shy!

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Shrove Tuesday yumm!

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We return this week with a slight croak and some pancake poetry as we celebrate Shrove Tuesday and discuss the legend behind Saint Valentine.

Frogger and Toad share with us their roarsome highlights of the week.

Please do get in contact with us for support or to comment. We would love to hear what you’ve been up to and what made you decide to break away from mainstream education.

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Oh no it isn’t!

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A full house again this week as Frogger is fully recovered from her short illness, just in time too as we were still able to attend the pantomime we were very much looking forward to. For next years pantomime and to find out more visit eastdurhamcreates.co.uk.

We are still battling against plastic and finding the task rather infuriating and frustrating but we are plodding on. Check out plasticfreepantry.co.uk for some kitchen essentials.

As January draws to a close we share what we are working on this term and the subjects we are covering, plus join Frogger and Toad for their scores of the week.

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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!!

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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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