History

Pukeko Patch History World

Well who knew that I’d have to learn how to edit videos in order to home educate my kids? I swear that having them learning at home is as much about my continuous learning as it is about theirs!  Anyway, the upshot is a very […]

Minecraft makes an appearance

Minecraft makes an appearance

And so it is that the Oh Waily family have tumbled down in to the Minecraft world.  We are still falling, all askew, down in to that dark pit of digital lego.  Our fall should be stopped, abruptly, roughly 24 blocks down… if my maths […]

What do we do all day?

What do we do all day?

That was the topic of a recent update over at the NCHENZ website.  It seems that even if you are currently home educating, your curiosity about how other people do things is still alive and well. The short answer is – there are as many […]

History here we come

History here we come

Starting tomorrow we are giving a new history curriculum a run-through. We did try out a Classical option earlier but found that it wasn’t a really good fit for us. Between the age that the kids were when we tried it and my completely unrealistic expectations […]

The Bath House

Last month the Oh Waily kids and I went for a visit to their grandparents in Tauranga.  On this trip I finally decided that we would do some day trips while we visited instead of spending most of the time locally. To that end we […]

Art Detectives

Today’s Thursday Adventure Club* outing was to Te Papa Tongarewa, known simply as Te Papa. I had let my fingers do the walking and found an interesting link on their site, at the bottom of the What’s on for kids page.  The Family Trails. I […]