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Learning highlights: July-August 2018


Some of the highlights of this period: End of the school year business: open lessons at swimming and judo, choir concerts, judo exams (first coloured belts for the girls. Harvest time.

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Learning highlights: September 2018


September is a busy month: as school holidays are over there is a time to celebrate the beginning of new learning year with Not Back To School Parties and to sort out the routines of regular sports, clubs and other activities. This year we did more than usual since the kids are older and I wanted to talk more with the parents who have more experience of homeschooling beyond primary school age. A trip to Den Haag: English, pinquins and catching up with old-time friends.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

Meanwhile, my friend Khelsilem insists the project will not go ahead. Orcas On Howe Sound: My friend Bob Turner celebrates the return of killer whales to Howe Sound, right beside my island home. School taught us to fit in. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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June in review


The whirlpool of transitional events and general “end of spring travel crazyness” seem to be quieting down and now it’s time to start setting in a new rhythm while enjoying the things that do not change (the berry harvest from the garden is pretty stable although which berries are there change. Honeyberries, (wild) strawberries, shadbush berries harvest with lots of “put in the ground everything that you want to live” work in between.

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