Tag Archives: 5th grade

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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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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Syrup, Singapore Math, & Face Painting

Yesterday, I finished off most of the syrup and bottled it.  I still have a another round to complete, but this is the bulk of it.  We, of course, had to celebrate this morning with french toast smothered in our … Continue reading

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Liberty Kids

If you have not checked out Liberty Kids, and have kids who are 5th grade and under, you simply must.  I had not been familiar with it until a few years ago when I saw it mentioned on another homeschooler’s … Continue reading

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Oh How He’s Grown…

It is amazing how fast my kids have grown up…it is hard for me to believe that my son is almost 11…he looks so old (oh wait – so do I!) in this recent photo taken at the Carrier Dome … Continue reading

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Spring Is Around The Corner

Spring lacrosse started for my ten year old tonight – he was thrilled – he is on the right in the green shorts in this shot.  Starting with a new team of 5th and 6th grade boys in a new … Continue reading

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Tournament, Library & Shakespeare

We are in the final weekend of hockey season for our family.  Although I love watching hockey games, I must admit that I am ready to move on to spring sports.  Today was the first day of a three day … Continue reading

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Lessons In Caramel, Winter Fun, & White Fang

My eight year old asked if she could make caramel.  I suggested that she look up a recipe in our good old standby cookbook – Joy of Cooking.  She got experience using the extensive index and successfully located a recipe … Continue reading

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Lesson On Sticking With Your Commitments

I admit that (once again) I have allowed my son to over commit his after school time.  I love his enthusiasm for all things – especially sports related activities.  So, when he decided not to join the swim team in … Continue reading

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His First Novel

This boy…it is so fun to see him get into something.  My 10 year old, W, decided he wanted to start writing a new story the other day.  Usually we ask that he write it out with pencil and paper … Continue reading

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