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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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Unit Study: Explorers (Ships of the Age of Discovery)

In the years between the adventures of Marco Polo and the sailing of Christopher Columbus there were some important changes in ship design. On Thursday we looked at how a change in rigging made it possible for ships to sail … Continue reading

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Thinking About the Future

I tend to do my homeschool planning in six week blocks. I usually do two blocks at a time and try to arrange things to have a couple of “make up” days built in to cover the inevitable changes in … Continue reading

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Apple Tree, Apple Tree…

Bull and I are continuing to work on learning to count to ten. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been using an apple tree theme to create a counting book for him. I pre-cut all the pieces during one … Continue reading

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The Letter B

Bull and I have been enjoying doing some activities around the letter B. He’s fascinated by the alphabet right now and with his speech issues I’m looking for ways to concentrate on one sound for a while in hopes that … 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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Storytelling

One of the first teaching jobs I had was as a reading tutor. I worked with several little boys who all had speech difficulties that had hindered their ability to read. All of them were receiving speech therapy and my … Continue reading

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Fine Motor Skills

One of the things that I have noticed about Bull is that he is much more athletic than the other two. This is a very good thing as his surgery at two months old severely effected his stomach muscle development … Continue reading

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Entertaining The (Almost) Toddler

One of the things that has been very different about homeschooling this year has been the addition of two little boys who don’t really do school! I do about a half-hour’s worth of work with Bull but Jack is obviously … Continue reading

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Preschool: Conversation Starters

In the evening when S comes home he often asks the children individually about their day. Buggle and Mouse always have plenty to say but Bull often responds to “What did you do today?” with “I don’t ’emember.” I hadn’t … Continue reading

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