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– UPDATE – At-A-Glance Day Charts

Just a quick note to say how much I am loving our At-A-Glance Day Charts.  It’s such an easy way to keep track of our days.  (You can see my detailed post on them here from the beginning of our school year.) I … Continue reading

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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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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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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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A Play-Based Time Capsule

I recently came across one of my old college notebooks and found a quote I wrote years ago.  It said, “Sometimes I get so ahead of myself that I fall behind.”  I remember writing it  after I had spent a couple … Continue reading

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Mini Magnet Board

I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out a better way of storing all of our magnetic learning toys.  You know- fridge alphabet magnets, magnetic poetry kits, and all those great Leap Frog toys whose pieces inevitably end up missing … Continue reading

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All About Spelling with NEW Magnet Board!

Mira started Level 2 of All About Spelling earlier this month and we couldn’t be happier with the program so far.  With the guidance of this curriculum Mira now spells confidently and boldly.  Sure, she may make a mistake- like today she … 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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Searching for that “Perfect” Timeline

I’m a member of quite a few homeschooling message boards and forums and one thing that keeps coming up-at least for those attempting a classical approach- are timelines.  I won’t be starting World History with my girls for at least … Continue reading

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