Category Archives: Butterbean’s HE

Week 49 tick sheet 2013

I am quite surprised that I have managed to put all these sheets on here. If I am ever asked to provide evidence of work, here it is. I didn’t manage it every week, and July and August are entirely missing. It’s not the sum total of home ed, tho it is all the bookish element. It doesn’t count natter and chatter and discussing this and that. It doesn’t chart learning how to fit in society and not squash who you are. It doesn’t cover the fact that your imagination games and storytelling are getting complex and interesting, you read and think about things, you draw and that your skills in minecraft push you along. The tick sheet is just a tool. A visual reminder of what you can do when choosing things to do, and a record of your choices. Nothing more.


Week 48 2013 tick sheet

We are at 18 on Sunday ! Wondering whether bb will do 2 more today but unlikely! To say home ed has been challenging this week would be an understatement as bb has felt everything too difficult. This is because she has started new books: explode the code 4; bond verbal and non verbal 10 min tests, Collins grammar 1 and a new piano book! But once done she realised ok so hope becomes easier again


week 47 2013 ticksheet

unfortunately we lost this midweek, so there are some possible extra things that could go on it! [there are 16] But no documentation, no evidence ;) [so they tell me at work anyway!] BB had quite a sociable week with cubs swimming gala last weekend, where she got a certificate for coming third in one of the races. tues was arts group, weds4ed , thurs multisports and sat birthday party and friends staying over, as well as the usual evening swimming, judo [got her green/white belt from grading], and cubs.

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Week 46 2013 tick sheet

This week has been a good balance of doing different stuff. As well as doing 20 things ( tho we are trying to build up to 25) BB also had 2 local home ed things – art group and conservation group – and a trip out and about with home ed friends. In her after school activities she got her next judo grading – woohoo green and white belt- and a certificate at the cubs swimming gala for coming third.


Week 45 2013 tick sheet

You are right. The half term week (44) was all arts, crafts and playing. There was reading, baking and physical activity also. With family here it was a tick sheet free week. The week before (43) the tick sheet disappeared in the tidying – oops!
So we have made sure we had the sheet this week and bb has been quite focused. As before she chooses 4 things of different colours each day, each thing tends to be for as long as she does it and tends to be short chunks. It works for us :)


Week 42 2013 ticksheet

This has been a good week for bookish stuff. Spurred on by a conquer Mathis certificate and seeing she was nearly at 20 we have done a couple more things at the weekend and she is now a proud owner of a schliech rhino. Need to top up my schliech animals!



week 41 2013 ticksheet

hmm, a popping about week, and with both parents a bit under the weather, so the pressure off, therefore a rubbish formal work week :)

week 40 2013 ticksheet

a good week, bb is getting the grips of working. it isn’t much – 4 things prob is only an hour in the day – but it is the pattern of doing something! she is reading more, and not just on the sheet, but general reading, which is great :) and is finding conquer maths easy. she is also liking the new piano routine, again v quick, usually less than 10 mins, but is doing spontaeous piano practice, and that seems better than 20 mins once or twice, of which half of that is wailing! thankyou gina :) . and having done 20 things, she has a schliech animal – even better. since ‘completing’ her ticksheet, we have done baking, diy and watched 2 fact things. so in fact over and above ;) . well done BB :) . she has also got a new cubs badge, enjoyed swimming and happily gone to judo [for a schliech animal, but hey, she went with no fuss and enjoyed it]

Home stuff

week 39 2013 ticksheet

so BB made 16 in the end [a fact dvd and lego got missed off]

she printed off a certificate for her maths as she was v happy as she is finding in nice and easy. This is conquer maths which she really enjoys and is steadilly working through. I think she would be in year 4 at school? so this is nice to know that actually she is more or less at her right level. BB really doesn’t like to be pushed, she likes it to be easy :) , but i am happy that she is moving forward and doing the new things, conquer maths does seem to suit her well.

so I took a couple of ‘BB doing home ed’ pictures this week :) . she is doing some conquer maths and enjoying playing some christmas carols to me. I have taken a friend G’s advice, and after any prolonged break in practice we are doing 2 pieces of her choice [away in a manger and good king wenceslas] and one from way back in the book – started at yankee doodle, which she found easy and now jumped to st nicholas, also easy, and will hop in progressively smaller jumps until we are back where we had got to, or have another break and go backwards again! It is working very successfully tho :) thankyou.

She spent ages turning minecraft into the real world :) and having found on a website the patterns printed them and carefully did the whole process with straightforward shapes, and then nagged for a craft knife to do the complicated :) daddy helped with the glueing :)

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week 38 2013 ticksheet

A fairly good week. Fair beit of reading to herself factbooks and out loud to us. Also new activities – lots of excercise ;)