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Where Do YOU School?

This week the ladies over at the iHomeschoolNetwork are asking for bloggers to link-up their posts showing their school rooms.  They want us to show them where we school. Which got me thinking . . . where do we school? … Continue reading

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The Student Becomes the Teacher

——————————————————————————————- QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT – I have been attempting to contact the winner for my recent giveaway.  Please check your emails and possibly your spam folders to see if you have an email from me!  If I don’t hear back from … 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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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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Learning Together… Adding “Layers” on your lessons to incorporate varying ages

The more practice I get homeschooling my three daughters, the better I get about coming up with ways to include varying learning-levels at one time while still keeping everyone’s attention.  For example, there’s an alphabet match-up game I do with … Continue reading

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Adding in {Another} Younger Learner

It seems like just yesterday I wrote this blog post about incorporating my middle daughter Stella into our “school” activities. It’s ironic that I recently stumbled upon it again because-  here we go again. I’ll explain. Stella demands school work … 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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Eager Learners

Mira loves drawing and writing on any platform: workbooks, blank paper, dry erase boards.  If I miss a day of Explode the Code she asks for it- which I find amusing because the books seem a bit dry to me … Continue reading

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Adding in a Younger Learner

I’m always on the lookout for fun learning activities that are appropriate for Stella.  She has begun to show more interest in participating with us when we’re doing schoolwork.  She wants to be included but given her young age and … Continue reading

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