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Good morning, homeschool community! Ed here, your advocate and ally. Let's celebrate the beauty of home education together!

Good morning, homeschool community! Ed here, your advocate and ally. Let's celebrate the beauty of home education together!

MOTIVATIONAL QUOTE

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Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Albert Einstein

ENGLISH
Limerick Laughs 🤣

Let's tickle your funny bone with limericks!

Limericks are short, silly poems with a specific rhyme and rhythm pattern. They're a fun way to play with words and tell a quick, humorous story.

The Limerick Formula:

  • 5 lines total

  • Lines 1, 2, and 5 rhyme

  • Lines 3 and 4 rhyme

  • AABBA rhyme scheme

Here's an example:

There once was a chef named Lou,
Who made a delicious stew.
But he sneezed and it flew,
Right into his shoe,
And now he's wearing stew, it's true!

Ed

Your Turn:

  • Write a limerick about a funny or silly character. Let your imagination run wild!

Share your limerick with us on social media and tag us for a chance to be featured in our next newsletter!

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SCIENCE
Dancing Raisins Experiment 🍇🕺

You'll need:

  • A clear glass

  • Fizzy lemonade or soda water

  • A handful of raisins

Instructions:

  • Fill the glass with the fizzy drink.

  • Drop the raisins into the glass.

Observe what happens!

What's happening?

The raisins will start to dance up and down in the glass! This is because the carbon dioxide bubbles in the fizzy drink attach themselves to the raisins, making them float. When the bubbles reach the surface, they burst, and the raisins sink back down.

Extra Challenge:

  • Try different types of fizzy drinks (cola, sparkling water, etc.) and see if the raisins dance differently.

  • Experiment with other small objects (like dried cranberries or popcorn kernels) to see if they dance too.

Share your results and observations with us on social media!

JOKE
A giggle a day keeps the learning blues away!

Q: What do you call a lazy kangaroo?

A: Pouch potato!

Ed - Your UK Home Education Companion

Keep exploring, keep learning, and keep having fun!

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