Monthly Archives: May 2012

Sol Seeker

Hi everyone. Howard again. Last week I mentioned the Venus transit coming up on June 5th, 2012. The last one in our lifetimes. Anyway (before I start waxing poetic on the Solar System again) I mentioned two methods to observe; … Continue reading

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Adventures in Art – Pablo Picasso

We’ve been moving along with our Adventures In Art unit and just completed an extended period with Pablo Picasso. I anticipated spending just one week in our study, but my girls found Pablo so entertaining a character that we ended up hanging … Continue reading

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A Once (or Twice) in a Lifetime Syzygy

Hello. My name is Howard. Kristen is my other half. It was nearly seven years ago Kristen suggested we see a planetarium show. We saw Passport to the Universe narrated by Tom Hanks at the Bishop Planetarium. Things started to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – May 23, 2012

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More Thoughts on Explode the Code

I wrote previously about Mira’s experience with Explode the Code and she is still steadily progressing along.  In that post I mentioned possibly adding more pages to her daily work as her handwriting speed increased, but have pretty much just … Continue reading

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The Simple Joy of a Curriculum That Fits

I love curriculum.  Yes, LOVE it.  I wake up on the morning of a used-curriculum sale or homeschooling convention much like a child on Christmas day.  My mind is abuzz with the limitless possibilities and resources at my disposal and filled with a delicious curiosity for … Continue reading

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Picasso, That’s Who GIVEAWAY Winner Announced!

Entry #81  Corie D. Your CD will be mailed to you shortly! And for those of you that didn’t win, remember- Hope’s newest CD is set to be released on May 22, 2012.  You’ll be able to purchase your own … Continue reading

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More Fun Than a Barrel of Monkeys

…although my girls do enjoy the Barrel of Monkeys we recently found in our garage; but this post is about another find- well technically an old find re-found.  Years ago Mira and I picked up Dr. Suess’s Super Stretchy ABC … Continue reading

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Here Be Dragons

Ancient cartographers used to draw elaborate dragons and sea serpents on maps to denote unexplored territories.  If some faraway land or ocean laid beyond their current knowledge they would scribble in a mythical creature— Here be Dragons Such a warning probably … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – May 9, 2012

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