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First Quarter Review

I scheduled this week off from school, knowing we’d need a break about now. It was also the end of our first quarter, so I’d theoretically have time to file some papers, do a little more planning for second semester, … Continue reading

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Writing Magic – Creating Sparks

To give (me and) my oldest a break from Classical Writing Homer, we started this second semester with Gail Carson Levine’s Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly. My dd#2 loves to write stories but struggles to finish them. There are … Continue reading

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Fall 2011 Curriculum Plans

When I listed them, it didn’t seem as overwhelming as when I was planning them. I’ll have a separate post on my US History plans because I’m putting those together myself. Child #1 – “5th Grade” Math: A Beka Arithmetic … Continue reading

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Winding Down The School Year & Field Trip Update

Well, we made it to the first field trip of the week, but had to skip the second. (We had two sick!) We were able to hit the third field trip and all had a wonderful time. My spouse used the time … Continue reading

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Arrived! (Currently Reading): Haystack Full of Needles

Postmarked 8/1 & 8/2 (I ordered three books, two arrived in one envelope, one arrived in a separate envelope), three brand new copies of this book arrived at my house on 8/4. I’m trying to squeeze in a chapter here & a … Continue reading

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Letter to a Hermit Crab & Starting School

If you have youngsters in your house who beg for pets, especially little boys, you might enjoy this letter sent to a newly acquired hermit crab. If you are getting ready to start your (home) schooling year, there are quite a … Continue reading

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