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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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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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New Skills – Soccer, Cooking, Needle Felting, & Math

So many new skills being developed around here this fall… It has been encouraging watching my younger girls follow in their older brother’s and dad’s footsteps and develop a love for the game of soccer.  The season is over as … Continue reading

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The Gift of “Cozy Math”

One of the many (homeschooling related and not) epiphanies I am experiencing this fall is the gift of “cozy math”.  What a wonderful alternative to sitting in a busy classroom particularly for a child who may find mathematics a bit … 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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2015/2016 Curriculum – 6th Grade

  In this first year of homeschooling, I knew we would need to refine our curriculum after getting started.  But, I can’t tell you how happy (overall) I am with the options that we have chosen thus far. 6th Grade: … Continue reading

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Morning Math & Pizza

So this is our new vacation morning routine… Relatively short burst of math work, then on to other things…it seems to be working well.  Even my math resistant 10 year old claims (with enthusiasm!) that he likes doing it. And … 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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Starting To Plan For Homeschool Next Year

So, I am truly in the beginning stages of starting to plan for our homeschool year next year…  I foresee that we will be eclectic in our style.  One guide I know I want to use regularly is The Well … Continue reading

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