Saturday, 14 July 2018

Review: Lazer M.A.D.

The other week we were invited to the launch event of Lazer M.A D. latest blaster.

Now, before I let you know about the event I will talk about the blaster.

The basic set blaster comes with an attachable target. The blaster itself is unique compared to others that are currently available on the market due to some very clever design features. Lazer MAD is the first home blaster that’s completely wireless for unrestricted play as well as having a design that makes each blaster customisable due to the accessories for it.

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

Brick History at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham

I often receive emails asking if we are interested in going to one event or another and although I think many would like these events I usually turn them down if they either don’t strike something we would all be interested in as a family or are not educational for Home Ed.
It has always just been something that I have done and never mean it to be a negative to the event we have been invited to.

Recently, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham contacted us regarding “Brick History;” an event that travels through time exploring 13.8 billion years of the world. Now, admittedly, I have always enjoyed the exhibitions that they hold and as we are currently studying Castles and what they were made of, clever clogs over here thought learning about history of bricks that it would fit quite nicely.
Well, as many of you would enjoy, I was wrong; not that learning about how bricks were made wouldn’t be a great exhibition to visit but the truth behind the exhibition itself was surprising and cool…

Monday, 2 July 2018

Back to a Tailor made Education

It has now been a little over a month since James has started school.
I have always believed that every child is an individual. Everything about them can make them unique and their education isn’t any different.

As a class teacher we had to assess each child and within that separate them into groups according to their ability. It works the majority of the time; you end up with 3 or 4 small groups within the class and work is set to that ability. It sounds so seemingly perfect but the truth is that many children don’t fit the groups you produce. These children may show that they have a greater understanding than children in Group B but are quite far behind some of their peers in Group A. You, as a teacher, just have to be continually aware of each and every child and adjust where possible. Yet, as mentioned above, every child is unique and it isn’t always possible to suit THEIR exact needs.