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Five Ways to Help Struggling Writers

We’ve all had it happen. Your students enthusiastically read the material but when it comes time to write about what they’ve read, there are blank stares, sighs, dawdling, and sometimes tears! What happened? Last night while they were supposed to … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: The Three Year Old

    He’s three and he loves to “be the kitchen helper” but what can he usefully do?   Quite a bit actually. He saves me a lot of steps! He: Fetches things- most cans have pictures so he can … Continue reading

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Invitations to Play and Learn: Kandinsky Circles

In the annals of “sometimes homeschool moms have great ideas which they plan for and then forget about” …..   I recently found a picture which I had printed out several years ago so the children could do some art … Continue reading

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Work Trays : A Montessori Tool That Works Well In The Homeschool Classroom

When I started homeschooling six years ago it was easy. The eldest child and I sat at the table while his sister took her morning nap and we did his lessons. He was (and is) a very focused individual who … Continue reading

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Invitation to Sensory Play: Playdough With Spices and Sprinkles

  Playdough is a favorite around here! I generally keep a batch where Jack and Bull can get it at any time as well as a bowl of playdough toys to experiment with. Sometimes it seems as though playdough will … Continue reading

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After My Break

So here I am- after six weeks off and lots of busyness, ready to begin regularly posting again. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the blog and its direction(s), a lot of thought on how much time I … Continue reading

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I Need A “Bossy” Planner: Well-Planned Day Planner Review and GiveAway

I am an affiliate of Home Educating Family Publishing and received a free planner to review. All opinions are entirely my own. With everything that goes on around here, is it any wonder that I sometimes can’t remember what day … Continue reading

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Assembling A Binder For A Homeschool Convention

Every year I plan my trip to the HEAV Convention with great care. Like any large event there is so much to see and do that if I’m not careful I’ll forget half of the things I wanted to see … Continue reading

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Convention Shopping (Setting Up For Success)

I’m an HEAV blogger this year and am being compensated with free registration to the convention but all opinions are my own (and I always blog about convention anyway, it’s one of the highlights of my year!). I hate crowds! … Continue reading

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T is for Tracks!

Bull’s B book was so much fun I decided to do another one. Focusing on the “b” sound for a week started to help him hear it in words he mispronounces so I decided to do a T book last … Continue reading

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