Roundup of 2004

2004 – in my opinion our best home ed year, now that I’ve come to write about them!

Our first project of the year was on the Human Body, and during January we also did a mini-project on reptiles.
We also touched on Judaism through a Passover meal that we held, did a summer art project, and finally a project on the Ancient Greeks at the end of the year (which I only wrote up in Jan 05 as it kind of fell over into the next year!).

We had a fantastic time at the first MuddlePuddle family residential with a Roman theme at Melrose in Scotland (a few posts are on this page, scroll down a bit :) ).

Another highlight was a weekend staying with a home ed friend, which included a trip to Wrexham Science Fair.

I mustn’t fail to mention our first experience of Hesfes, which we all really enjoyed, especially as we were with lots of friends :)

Managed to get Steve to come to MuddlePuddle Summer Camp at Kessingland, and had a lovely time there again.

The BA Science Week 2004 was held in our city, so we took part in some of the workshops and saw some of the films that were shown, with friends who came to stay.

Had one of our best family holidays to date: a week in London! Perhaps a strange choice of holiday destination but it was fantastic.

Other visits: Snibston again, Castle Drogo, Killerton, workshops at the Museum, a weekend trip to France for Anna & Steve, Laser Camp, London Museums, theatre visit to see His Dark Materials.

Other ‘stuff’ included: Animated Exeter activities, typing with Mavis Beacon, more Young Scientist kits, Eduss maths, Flying Boot books for Abbie, Music Appreciation classes for the girls and then Anna starting cello, swimming lessons, Start Right for Josiah, Dance & Drama at Emmanuel School for Anna one afternoon a week, gardening (again), Anna’s Competition Blog (now sadly rather deserted!).

Other than all that (as if that wasn’t enough!) we managed to sell/buy and move house, have plenty of visits to and from friends/family, and film a home ed documentary! Also the Formative Fun escapade for me – no profit but plenty of toys ;) Mustn’t forget moving the blog to WordPress, either, which has to be listed here!

One of our loveliest Christmases ever was spent with friends, away from home at a holiday cottage – a brilliant end to a brilliant year.

Into Home Education
2003

2005
Choosing School