Category Archives: Homeschooling

Carschooling, Math, Hens, & Swim Races

Busy week as usual here at Short Street Academy (the informal name my mom has labeled our little homeschool)… Carschooling has been necessary on trips back and forth to classes and sports practices… Molly has started weight conversions – kilograms … Continue reading

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Quiet Weekend (somewhat)

Closing out a quieter weekend than usual…It has been a nice relief for everyone to be just busy enough, but also enjoy hours of “white space” in order to rest and regenerate… The kids had practice Friday night.  My routine … Continue reading

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A Peek Into Our Week

The kids have been preparing for their team’s Swim-A-Thon to be held this weekend. We had a super busy and looooong weekend last weekend with a multi-day swim meet.  Esme discovered that she has a new favorite stroke – backstroke … Continue reading

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Lucky Me

Molly was asked to create an award to give to a hero.  Guess who the was the lucky recipient?

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Parts of Speech

Busy day today – Esme had art class at our local school, then we had our monthly Vermont History for Homeschoolers class in Montpelier, then we headed half way across the state the opposite direction to swim practice at Dartmouth … Continue reading

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Tuck Everlasting and Matter

Esme is starting the book Tuck Everlasting this week in conjunction with studying matter.  She enjoyed making molecules this morning with clay and toothpicks. It was also a lot of fun to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen! In … Continue reading

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Final Projects & Superbowl 51

Yesterday, Will worked for hours to finish up his presentation on ancient Asia.  We have started treating unfinished work for the day as homework that night or over the weekend.  Possibly because he was used to homework prior to homeschooling, … Continue reading

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World War II, Ancient Asia, and Fantasy Writing

Esme finished up the last of her current unit yesterday.  She read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry for language arts and studied World War I and II for social studies this round.  Boy did she learn a ton! We … Continue reading

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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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