Category Archives: Road School

Read as a Writer

“Read, read, read. Read everything – trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it.” William Faulkner One of the best ways to improve your own writing is to immerse yourself in the writing of other people. It … Continue reading

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The Rules of Home School

1. Although we have a timetable, learning can take place at any time. 2. Your uniform is what you deem appropriate for our day’s activities. You decide. 3. Clean up after yourself (a.k.a. ‘life skills’). 4. Handwriting matters. 5. Reading … Continue reading

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Looking for Leonardo

We went looking for Leonardo da Vinci. The interest started with a library book from school, a book that got read from cover to cover, over and over again, until all the pages threatened to fall out. Then I found … Continue reading

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Being There

We’re standing at the top of Mount Vesuvius. Our feet hurt. It’s been a long hard slog to get up here. But it was worth it. Oh yes, indeed. We peer over the rail, and into the crater. Steam is … Continue reading

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Postcard from the Edge

Hi Ray, Nancy, Tim, Debra, Jill, Chris, Miss Smith, Laura, Simona, Louise, Anne, and everyone else, Sorry it’s taken so long to write. There’s so much to tell you but there’s no way that I can sum it up on … Continue reading

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