Monthly Archives: August 2012

Personalized Sticker Books – add some Oomph to your rewards

Over a year ago I posted about our hand-bound sticker books that I use to reward my girls for good work.  I don’t want to get in the habit of giving rewards; I’d love for my girls to do their … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – August 29, 2012

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At-A-Glance Day Charts – a work box spin off

I’m loving our At-A-Glance Day Charts.  I’d seen these around on some homeschooling blogs and thought they seemed more doable for my family than traditional workboxes.  I do like the workbox idea and may implement it down the road, but for now … Continue reading

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The First Day of [Home]School – August 20, 2012

First day of school!! First day of school!! You wouldn’t believe how excited my girls were to go to bed that Sunday night before school started.  The allure of the first day had them tingling with almost as much excitement as Christmas warrants.  Sure, … Continue reading

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Reading Gives You Wings

Back in April I wrote about how Stella was showing a greater interest in doing “schoolwork” like her sister.  We started All About Reading‘s prelevel program and The Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading.  You can read about the specifics here. … Continue reading

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A Giant Leap for Mankind

I am filled with a deep sadness over the loss of Neil Armstrong.  My appreciation for these amazing Apollo astronauts as more than just pictures in history books was deepened after a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet one of the surviving … Continue reading

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REVIEW – Animal Numbers Activity Center

Last week I got an update from Educational Insights about their Daily Deal and instantly shared it with my fans on Facebook and Twitter. It was a one day sale on their Animal Numbers Activity Center which normally retails for $40 … Continue reading

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(Not) Back-To-School Gift Bags

If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you’ve already heard me mention how I’ve been purchasing and hiding away school supplies and treats to surprise my girls with on their first day of homeschool.  I’ve been bargain shopping at … Continue reading

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Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

These languid, lazy days of summer have taken their toll, not just one the girls, but on the whole household.  Dishes pile up, laundry doesn’t get done, beds stay unmade.  I’ve noticed that by not having any schedule or timetable I’ve lost all ambition.  Why … Continue reading

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Firmament in Motion

I haven’t been totally unproductive around here even though my lack of blog posts may make you think otherwise.  I planned on starting our official homeschool year up this past Monday but then Lyra got sick.  And then Stella.  And … Continue reading

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