Monthly Archives: September 2011

Getting back on the bike

I started the Couch to 5k program a few months ago and made it a few weeks in before my knees totally crapped out on me.  I think I may have done some damage back in my old mountain climbing … Continue reading

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Drawing With Children

I had every intention of incorporating art into our homeschool.  I feel art and music are exceedingly important for children to come in contact with and have the freedom and opportunity to experiment with- I’ve even researched numerous different programs and curriculum choices and finally settled on … Continue reading

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I get by with a little help from my friends

As my family forges its way deeper into the heart of homeschooling I find myself constantly overwhelmed, awed, and indebted to  the homeschooling community.  I suppose it really shouldn’t have come as such a surprise to me that homeschooling would … Continue reading

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One Book at a Time

What parent wouldn’t love this sight? Books have always been a big part of my life and if nothing else, I hope to instill a passion for reading in my girls. Mira was always a big fan of books.  She’d … Continue reading

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Math Play Day

Friday is our “Math Play Day” and instead of doing our regular Miquon work we do some sort of math “play”.  We’re really loving our math curriculum (Miquon) and in all honesty most days the lessons feel like play anyway- … Continue reading

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Your own personal…Big Bang

Today I read sections of the book Big Bang! The Tongue-Tickling Tale of a Speck That Became Spectacular to my girls.  The book is definitely geared for older children so we focused our time on the first few pages.  We read slowly and stopped often … Continue reading

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Cosmic Tower

Howard recently showed me a short ten-minute video called “Powers of 10“.  It is a great way to try and visualize just how big, and likewise how small, the universe truly is. Immediately after viewing it I knew I wanted to add … Continue reading

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Cosmic Education

I stated before that our homeschooling path is classically eclectic.  I am currently rereading some of my old Montessori books while preparing for our upcoming unit on Prehistory.  One thing that always stood out in my mind about the Montessori … Continue reading

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One Room School House

One room school houses always seemed so charmingly quaint to me and conjured up images of Laura Ingalls’ toothy grin.  Yet up until recently, one room school houses seemed impractical- picturesque yes, but old-fashioned.  I mean really— trying to teach … Continue reading

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