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YuuMii Art Classes!

YuuMii WorkShop : Term 1

Finally, I have been providing art lessons for the local Home Ed Families, in particular, the Nurture Learning Gang! We are almost at the end of the first term, and we have covered 2-3 projects. 

The goals that I have had have been to loosely follow the AUS National Syllabus, make it our own and get as messy as possible. 

The lessons consist of two groups: Stage 1 (Fish and Sea Creatures) and Stage 2 (Insects and Dragons) children. These children were aged 6-12, this can be a challenge! Keeping the interest of the youngest and the oldest children is the hardest part. To do this, I keep to the general lesson plan and then tailor the lesson to suit the children that need encouragement.

Here are some of the images from the Term 1:

Creating our own Monsters, from Inspecting Insects, and Dissecting Dragons (St2) and Sea-Real Sea Creature parts (St1).

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Fish Press Gyotaku (St1)

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Ocean Life Print Making (St1)

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Dragon Story and Setting the Scene Sketches and Paintings

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Finally, lessons on Watercolours. This I taught to both Stage groups, which went better than expected! 

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I will post the final works from the term in my next post. These children were amazing! I had such fun working with them, showing them some new techniques.

timnoel:

Slide 4/5
The media stereotype that home educated students feel restrained or isolated is very clearly not true.  Though those examples do exist, they are not the norm.  The vast majority of home educated students are glad they were home educated and see it as giving them an advantage in adulthood.
Additionally, over 82% of home educated adults plan on home educating their own children.  Home educated students have a much higher chance of being involved in community service and going to college than the general adult populace.

timnoel:

Slide 4/5

The media stereotype that home educated students feel restrained or isolated is very clearly not true.  Though those examples do exist, they are not the norm.  The vast majority of home educated students are glad they were home educated and see it as giving them an advantage in adulthood.

Additionally, over 82% of home educated adults plan on home educating their own children.  Home educated students have a much higher chance of being involved in community service and going to college than the general adult populace.

timnoel:

Slide 5/5
Perhaps the most powerful demonstration of the efficiency of home education, is that all those benefits listed in the previous slides, on average come to about $500 per student, per year (and many like my own family spent far less, closer to $100 per student, per year).
To put that in perspective, that means home educators save the government around $20 billion every year!
So in the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi,
"There is no school equal to a decent home, and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent."
So I encourage those of you with children, or planning to have children, to consider the benefits, get the support of fellow homeschoolers (we can be found just about anywhere), and give your children the best education possible!

timnoel:

Slide 5/5

Perhaps the most powerful demonstration of the efficiency of home education, is that all those benefits listed in the previous slides, on average come to about $500 per student, per year (and many like my own family spent far less, closer to $100 per student, per year).

To put that in perspective, that means home educators save the government around $20 billion every year!


So in the wise words of Mahatma Gandhi,

"There is no school equal to a decent home, and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent."

So I encourage those of you with children, or planning to have children, to consider the benefits, get the support of fellow homeschoolers (we can be found just about anywhere), and give your children the best education possible!

Home Education Week is coming up! 
Find your out where your local group is meeting up and see if it’s the right fit for your family.

Home Education Week is coming up! 

Find your out where your local group is meeting up and see if it’s the right fit for your family.