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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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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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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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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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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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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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Boggle

I had forgotten how much I like the game Boggle.  I have strong memories of playing it with my grandmother growing up.  Now, my kids have discovered it.  I try to pull out “new” games, books, puzzles, etc. on a … Continue reading

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