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Cooking with Fractions

I was chatting with a homeschooling friend a few days ago about how we try to interest our children in the subjects that we were least happy with (okay, we hated) when we were in school. She mentioned that her daughter … Continue reading

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Nature Study: Ocean Salinity and Water Density

Water is a superb solvent; 3.5% of the volume of our oceans are minerals such as salt. We discussed how these minerals can travel from the tops of the mountains and through the rivers to ocean. (Remember our water shed demonstration?) … Continue reading

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Enjoying Folk Songs

Every morning, we listen to the songs that we are learning. Declan’s favorite song is always a folk song. I hear songs like “The Keeper Did A’Hunting Go,” “Billy Boy,” and “Barbara Allen“ over and over throughout the day. Folk songs are … Continue reading

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Handling a Large Curriculum

I absolutely adore the Charlotte Mason style teaching and learning. The stories grab me and take me on adventures right along with my children! Sometimes, though, I forget what we’re learning.  When there are 11 books to read (all with … Continue reading

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Nature Study

  One of the most enjoyable parts of our schooling is nature study. So often, our study is spur of the moment. A salamander is found, and questions are asked: what does it eat, where does it live, how does … Continue reading

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Rainbows Require Rain

Some mornings, the 6 o’ clock alarm buzzes too early. Today was one of those. After a long night with many baby wake-ups, I decided an extra thirty minutes was needed. Fast forward to 6:30. The alarm went off, and … Continue reading

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Family Closet Do-Over

Last October, I turned my decent sized closet into a closet for myself and my three littles, then 5, 3, and 1. It worked great for a while! All clothes (except Danny’s) went to the closet. This made laundry day … Continue reading

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Podcasts and Laundry

Some days are crazy. On Monday, I wage war with the laundry. (Who am I kidding? Sometimes this war lasts all week!) We get only our school basics done, and the children have a lot of free play and exploration time. … Continue reading

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Our Home Education

Homeschooling has always been the one thing that we knew we wanted for our children. The type of homeschooling, however, has morphed from traditional school at home to a conglomeration of ideas (opinions!) that will be ever-changing. The very first schooling … Continue reading

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Bella’s School

I haven’t updated on Bella’s schooling lately. We actually haven’t done much in the past two months. I decided to go with more of an “unschooling” approach than I had been. Bella liked school and wants to learn, so I … Continue reading

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