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Saturday, 30 January 2016

Exam Encouragement for Home Education

Recently, I posted about taking exams as a home educator. This was all new to us, and new in our home education walk.
We didn't really have the extra cash to splurge on tutors, so decided to just press on as best we could. After all home education is also equipping your children to be able to research and study themselves. Physics was the one that made me most nervous, as I didn't take Physics in school. However, I needn't have worried too much, as whatever he was stuck on he was able to find online.
I was fortunate too, as they didn't need to be badgered to study too much. One of the great advantages to home education; you teach them self motivation.
We had our results last week, and my science orientated son got an A in Physics and English. My writing daughter got an A* in English, and my son who hates writing got a D. I believe he would have got a grade C if coursework was allowed, but it was all exam, and they threw in an extra writing excerpt for good measure! Be prepared for the unexpected.
Anyway, I hope this encourages someone, as at one point I was lead to believe that you don't attempt any exams without tutors and online courses. Yes, these can be a life saver, but are most certainly not imperative.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Memorising Bible Verses

Recently I was given an adult colouring book, and I have since discovered that it is great for memorising bible verses. Ha, don't know why I hadn't thought of it before, but before Christmas I had the idea. I write the bible verse to memorise (King James version is so much better, esp for memorising) and then colour while meditating on the verse.

I don't have more than a few minutes time free for colouring each day, but this way I am memorising scripture. I find after a few days I have memorised the verse.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Mango Fool

Here is a lovely quick recipe to make in a blender, and can be done with fresh, frozen, or canned mago pulp.

Ingredients needed:
Serves 12
500 ml Greek yogurt
300 ml carton double cream
3 ripe mangos chopped, or half a can of mango pulp (Tesco Indian aisle), or a packet of frozen chopped mango. ( also Tesco)

Put the mango in blender, and then add double cream. Whizz till it slows, then add the yoghurt. If you use the normal mango you may have to add sugar to taste. I found it sweet enough with the mango pulp. Oh, and the mango pulp makes a great cheesecake topper, but two of mine don't like cheesecake, hence my deviation. All the children enjoy this, though.
It is a nice touch to add some mango to the top of it.