Tag Archives: chess

Their drills were bloodless battles

A couple of years ago, I did something a little bit naughty. I bought myself a gift, and pretended it was a Christmas present to my son. What I bought was an Isle of Lewis chess set. It was my … Continue reading

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The elephant in the room

This being our starting year of homeschooling, one of the first things I did was join the local homeschool group. By way of introduction, I organised a weekly chess class. I found a teacher and a room, drummed up some … Continue reading

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What do you do at blokeschool?

In reading how other homeschoolers spend their days, I notice that some are extremely structured, and others less so. ┬áHaving one boy from kindergarten, and another from pre school, I feel that at this stage, learning through play is more … Continue reading

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