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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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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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Immersed in the Civil War

My oldest has had lots of opportunities over the last couple of weeks to really dive into the American Civil War.  I regularly reflect on what a blessing this is that we are homeschooling this year – allowing him to … Continue reading

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Enjoying the Ryhthm

So, yesterday, my youngest had her first dry land training for alpine ski team – she was so nervous, but ended up having a total blast – phew!  She loved the other kids, adored her coaches, and got to play … Continue reading

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Halloween and Learning Pronouns

I must admit that I am not a huge fan of Halloween.  But my kids are super excited! So we hosted a pumpkin carving evening tonight with a few friends.  Two out of three of my kiddos are now able … Continue reading

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2015/2016 Curriculum – 2nd Grade

In this first year of homeschooling, I have been pleased with most of our curriculum choices. 2nd Grade: History/Geography – Story of the World & Moving Beyond the Page – we generally start off our day by reading a chapter from … Continue reading

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Spelling, Soccer, & Snakes, Oh My! (among other topics)

More productive days in our learn at home journey… As usual, yesterday the day started off with reading Story of the World (early modern times) all together, then on to Keyboarding Without Tears, Handwriting Without Tears, as well as (mostly) independent learning … Continue reading

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Artistic Photos From My 9 Year Old

My 9 year old asked if she could take some photos the other day with her Kindle outside.  I was blown away when she came running over to show me what she had come up with and asked her to … Continue reading

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Crazy Week & Easter Prep

This has been a particularly busy week, so I have slacked on posting in this space.  I worked extra days to cover for a teacher that was out at my place of employment, regular after school activities for the kids … Continue reading

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