Catching up over the last year would be a challenge so we’ll just start where we’re at and move forward. 🙂
We’ve celebrated one year of being here in the UK, and it’s been an extraordinary year. We’ve explored locally and abroad, having most recently spent 10 days in Germany & Austria and 5 days in London then down to Paris. (I think, after 15 years of holidays with kids, we’re starting to figure out what works best… they were lovely trips.)
We’re back in time for our older two to start at the local college in the program for home educators. Our oldest took GCSE exams in May and June and survived to tell us he wanted to try for another set of exams next year – these classes will help him prepare, and our second is in the pre-GCSE program, and will take exams a bit later.
The younger four are keeping busy at home with our regular curriculums with some British bits thrown in – spellings are different, we’re adding to our history and social studies, and we’ve switched from spanish to french for language lessons.
There’s a wonderful home ed community in our city and surrounding area with so many activities – rock climbing, drama, ice skating, gymnastics, game groups, park dates, field trips. Then in the evenings there are other activities like boys brigade, girl guides, D of E groups. (And here I am, juggling schedules and trying to find a way to be three places at once!)
Throw on top of that we’re working with some special needs, a few that were known to us back in the states and a couple that have been addressed over the last year. We’re working our way through the process of learning about resources and finding the best support for our kids.
We love England, and we’re grateful for the chance to be here and for the fun families we’ve met along the way!