Tag Archives: lifelong learning

The Budding Engineer: Lego Bridge Project

Now that Buggle can read he really prefers to spend his roomtime with his nose in a book. This is all very good but since I don’t want him to only spend time in his mind I’ve been looking for … Continue reading

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Some Encouraging and Challenging Thoughts

I spent last weekend at a conference and this week has been spent in getting everyone back on schedule and trying to process all that I learned before it trickles out of my brain! I’ve had some thought provoking conversations … Continue reading

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The Blessing Of Time

Convention season is rapidly drawing near and I am already looking forward to volunteering at the Home Educator’s Association of Virginia Convention in June. Last year was the first year I volunteered during part of my time at the convention … Continue reading

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Garden Progress

There was some other work that needed to be done too, so out we went. I had moved several loads of compost into the pea bed earlier in the week, so planting the peas went fairly quickly. This was a … Continue reading

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The Convention Season

One of the things that gets me through the midwinter school doldrums is the thought of the upcoming convention season! Traditionally I’ve gone to the Home Educators Association of Virginia (HEAV) Convention in June and gotten all of my continuing … Continue reading

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Prepping for Next Week – Seven Quick Takes

The key to a successful week for me is to prepare for next week at the end of this one! As time goes on I get a better and better sense of exactly what that looks like: — 1 — … Continue reading

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Create: Project Time

For quite some time I’ve wanted to have a regular space in our weekly schedule to work on projects with the older children. They both love to make things but aren’t yet old enough to do much unsupervised. I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Pay-Off

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about needing to get back into a good chore routine and in particular needing to follow up and inspect to make sure the jobs were done well. I’ve been doing that for about … Continue reading

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Beginning Again:Chores and Inspections

The holidays are finally over, we’ve had what I hope will be our only stomach bug for this year (yes, even the baby), and it’s time to get back into the swing of school and chores. I did a little … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Say!

So I’ve mentioned several times in the past few months that the giant privet tree in the backyard shades my garden too much. Today F decided to do something about it. This is what happens when you let the children … Continue reading

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