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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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The Blurry Line Between Teacher and Student

Homeschooling forces you to work on patience.  You have to find that balance in educating your child while keeping “schoolwork” engaging and something they want to do.  Sure, I could force them to follow a certain schedule or complete an … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – April 4, 2012

p.s.  Just a few days left to join my Giveaway! Winner will be announced this weekend!

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Quilted World Map GIVEAWAY

So I finally jumped on the bandwagon and created Facebook,Twitter, and Pinterest pages for my blog.  I’ll use them to update my readers about giveaways and resources, homeschooling news, and updates on my blog. In order to entice you to … Continue reading

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A+ TutorSoft Math Curriculum Review

Earlier this year I was asked to review a new resource called A+ TutorSoft.  They currently offer math software-curriculum for grades 3 and up. Basically their software includes a virtual textbook, workbook, multimedia lessons and reviews, printable worksheets and exams, … Continue reading

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A Day’s Lesson With All About Spelling

Since my last post on All About Spelling I’ve had a few emails asking how I implement an actual AAS lesson.  One reader even said that “all those tiles made the program look a bit intimidating”. So last week I … Continue reading

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Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading- Completion!

As far back as I can recall Mira has had an interest in books and words.  Even as an extremely young baby she would listen contentedly for long stretches of time as her father and I took turns reading to her. By the time … Continue reading

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Happy Pi Day

Happy Pi Day my mathematically savvy friends!   So, show of hands for who has pie planned for dessert tonight?  Or some other cute tie-in perhaps?  {Waving my hand enthusiastically!}     *Also, if my crafty, crocheting sister is reading this … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – March 14, 2012

This picture (although taken last month) is a pretty good representation of the past few days.  This past week has been filled with days of staggered illness.  As soon as one kid gets better, the next starts showing symptoms.  At … Continue reading

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Beethoven’s Wig is {a} Big {Hit}

Two weeks ago, Howard and I took our girls to the circus and – not once, not twice, but on three separate occasions during different acts the music blaring over the loudspeakers was jazzed up renditions of classical pieces.  The first was … Continue reading

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