About Us

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About Us

My name is Momma Jo and I’m a file folder game playing, homeschooling, work from home mom of 4 amazing kidlets and wife to Papa Steve. My passion is tot and preschool education using the Montessori Method.
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Noo

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Noo is my oldest child from a previous relationship. He was born with Hirschprung’s Disease and that was the initial reason we (my husband and I) decided to homeschool. He is the strongest person I know, he lives with the effects of this terrible disease every day without complaining.

Noo entered public school in January 2013 when he started Grade 5. He no longer regularly features on this blog. He lives with his father and is in Grade 7.

~ Noo is not his real name

Koko

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Koko is my second child and Papa’s first. For a long time his nick name was Captain Chaos. He just loves to play soccer and will take any opportunity to be outside kicking a soccer ball around and has shown huge interest in cooking, computer programming and chess. His favourite time of the day is his designated computer time. He is a Cub Scout and its the highlight of his week.

His curriculum:
Language: Learning Language Arts through Literature Red Book
Writing: Italics Handwriting Series Book B
Maths: Maths-U-See Alpha
History: Story of the World Volume 1
Science: Hands-on Science Foundation Phase
Geography: Pack Your Bags
Lifeskills: Lifeskills 2
Afrikaans: Afrikaans Geniet Dit Boek 1
Art: Kidazzle

~ Koko is not his real name

Fifi

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Fifi is our miracle child. I fell pregnant with her after being told we couldn’t have any more children naturally and that I would have to undergo fertility treatment. Clearly God had other plans for us. She is the Princess of our home and is loved and adored by all, especially her brothers who dote on her. She recently started Modern Dancing and loves it.

Her curriculum:
Language: Learning Language Arts through Literature Blue Book
Writing: Italics Handwriting Series Book A
Maths: Maths-U-See Primer
History: Story of the World Volume 1
Science: Hands-on Science Foundation Phase
Geography: Pack Your Bags
Lifeskills: Lifeskills 1
Afrikaans: Afrikaans Geniet Dit Boek 1
Art: Kidazzle

~ Fifi is not her real name

Pixie

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Our surprise miracle baby and youngest member of our family. She has become the clown of our family. Quite the little character. She’s got an amazing bond with Noo that is too precious for words and looks. She’s our little fairy princess. She recently started dancing at the same studio as Fifi and loves it.

Her curriculum:
Totschool. Most of our Montessori Maddness feature her school work.

~ Pixie is not her real name

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  • huisvrou

    Amen.
    Neither did I read before we decided. But we learned quite a lot along the way. There is absolutely no way that mine will ever go back to mainstream schooling.

  • Dan Hite

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    Dan Hite
    TedCo Software
    Dan@SpellQuizzer.com

  • tassiegirl1980

    You’ve made such wonderful progress in such a short time! Well done and keep it up!

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