Category Archives: books

Struggling Reader Turns into a Reading Lover

My older two have struggled to become readers. And, once they can read, they have struggled to read fluently. I have written before about the time my oldest asked my husband if he liked to read. She told him that … Continue reading

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Science/History – Something Different

Every year in our homeschooling journey so far, I’ve alternated days that we worked on history and science. So, we’d do history on Mondays and Wednesdays with science on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We school four days per week, so the … Continue reading

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I’m concurrently reading: What Will Happen in Eragon IV: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Becomes the Third Dragon Rider and How Will the Inheritance Cycle Finally End? Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers’ Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and … Continue reading

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Translation Help

We recently opened a box of Cheerios┬« that had a children’s book in it. We’ve gotten these before, although it has been awhile. The kids look forward to this and we’ve found quite a few that have become favorites. The … Continue reading

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Are Books A Distraction?

Once my children can hold something in their hand and move across the floor in any way (crawl, walk, roll), they have grabbed a book, brought it to me (or my spouse), and insisted (verbally or non-verbally) that we read … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Club

The tiny local library has started their summer reading club up. Activities are planned once per week at the library and all books the kids read (or have read to them) are recorded on sheets and turned in. At the … Continue reading

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What You Get When Two Engineers Get Together

My spouse and I were coordinating on the installation of a new purchase in our house. He had decided where he wanted it (upstairs) and I knew where┬áit belonged (downstairs). When we finally had it in the house, we both … Continue reading

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