Saturday, March 17, 2012


By now you know that Marco is doing boat schooling! I use the program from South-Africa, Brainline. What a sheer pleasure! If I look at my French friends battling to get all the books and work via the old mail system, waiting for packages to arrive in foreign countries, I am so grateful! Although the French education is for free, it is always an issue to get all the paperwork together for the kids to get started.

Because we were travelling around so much this year, it was difficult to give Brainline a fixed address to mail my CD. Marco always receives a CD with all the work for the whole year on it. Exams are done via intenet, and only the Mathematics is a printed paper, that he has to complete and scan and email. What a delight!
I communicated my problem to Brainline, who immediately recognised my problem, and emailed me all the lessons for the term, so he could start with schoolwork straight away.

Every subject is divided into lessons, and it makes it so easy for me and him to do the work. Marco is in gr6 now, and it is wonderful to see him being able to make all his summaries this year.

He will be starting with his exams on the 9th of March, so at this stage, he is studying every morning for about two hours. I am pleased to see the growth in my child, the self discipline and the pride.

If ever you consider homeschooling, please contact me or Brainline!  If you are curious about them and the CD, they will send you a demo CD for your child free of charge!

Still...Marco`s best school, is  still learning from whatever the Universe is bestowing on him! Thank you, thank you, thank you...

1 comment:

Mighty Mama said...

Hi Marlene,

I am a homeschooling mom to a 7 year old, living in Knysna. I have been teaching her how to read and write and do maths for the past year but am busy doing some research on using Brainline for grade 2 onward. We spend our spare time on our yacht Reve de Lune and hope to go cruising (again!) at the end of next year so seeing your blog inspired me! Would love to hear how brainline works for you and how easy it is to use whilst travelling.

Fair winds and following seas :)

Thanks - Pauline