Tag Archives: phonics

Just Some Old-Fashioned Homeschooling

Whew- a whole week and no posts!  I apologize for the lapse in regular posting but I’ve been in the thick of it with homeschooling.  It’s odd really, we aren’t doing anything additional or out of the ordinary and yet … Continue reading

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Silly Sentences Sight-Word Flashcards

The following flashcard activity is geared for children that already know their alphabet and sounds for each letter.  Once my children are comfortable with their letter sounds I begin to intersperse questions into our day-to-day life.  You see the dog? … Continue reading

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Spelling Power!

As you can see from Mira’s cheesy, infectious grin- she was pretty darn excited to complete level 3 of All About Spelling.  I’ve blogged a bit about our progress with AAS and you can see those posts here.  If you haven’t heard … Continue reading

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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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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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Sing-Song Vowel Game

While looking through old photos recently I found this picture of Mira learning the long and short sounds of the vowels.  It was such a fun game that we made up on the fly and I’m so glad I stumbled upon … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Explode the Code”

We’ve been using Explode the Code for a year now so I wanted to write some thoughts on our experience with it. I started Mira on Explode the Code 1 when she was 4 years old.  I contemplated purchasing Get … Continue reading

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Consonant Blender

I came up with this fun game after my daughter was having a hard time getting the concept of blending sounds together.  She would sound them out individually and it would make it hard for her to hear the word. … Continue reading

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Dear Daughters

If you can read this, thank your mother.

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