Author Archives: jkimber

Waterpolo, Valentine’s, and Writing

The kids LOVE  the periodic waterpolo night at swim practice!  A couple of friends have gotten off the bus at our house over the last couple of days to hang then head to swim practice together… Valentine-making seemed like a … Continue reading

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Writing Process

Sisters pleasure reading and working on chess strategy after dinner while big brother finishes his daily lessons.  Will is being appropriately responsible for getting his work accomplished daily in order to stay on track for a June completion date for … Continue reading

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Molly is thoroughly enjoying rereading The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe for her current unit.  Despite her familiarity with the story, rereading it independently and spending time digging into the various elements, characters, setting, etc. of the story has … Continue reading

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Swim team this winter

We have been spending a great deal of time this winter at the pool.  All three kids are members of a swim club and are working hard to improve their event times.   Homeschooling is going well this year.  We … Continue reading

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Chemistry – Buckyballs

We are diving back into chemistry with Will’s current Moving Beyond the Page 10-12 unit centering around “The Giver” by Lois Lowry. Yesterday was one of those leisurely days when we did not have piano or sports practice or a … Continue reading

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Coop, The Family Under The Bridge, And Girls Lacrosse

Every Tuesday morning, the kids and I head down to our local library for our homeschool coop day. We are fortunate to live close enough that we can walk or bike back and forth easily. On coop days the kids … Continue reading

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Schoolwork And Extracurricular Commitments

There are some days when I ponder how much more schoolwork we could get accomplished if we weren’t always running off to practices and other extra enrichment activities… But the fact is that we are able to more easily participate … Continue reading

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Thinking Ahead On The First Day Of Spring

This is what we did today… We spent the bulk of the day driving back and forth to pick up segments of a large shed. It had been torn down to clear space for solar panels to be installed in … Continue reading

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Spring Nature Field Trip And Lacrosse Clinic For Giants

Well, we certainly were not stuck inside all winter – we skied more than we have ever skied – having two of the three kids on an alpine ski team for the first time. But, I must say, with most … Continue reading

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Long break…

So I wasn’t planning to take such a long break from blogging, but life has been so busy this winter… Wonderfully busy – lots of family time, more skiing than any of us have ever done (despite the bleak snow … Continue reading

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