Hand Contrast Art Project

December 16, 2013

This year our art curriculum has not been inspiring to me.  Call me crazy, but remelting perfectly good soap to make it into new shapes just isn’t my idea of art.  If I’m going to make a mess and encourage the kids to make a mess I would prefer it be for something a little […]

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The Apprentice Juggler

November 6, 2013

Once upon a time, in the days of my teenage years, I used to be a camp counselor.  One of my favorite stories to read to my campers before bed was “The Apprentice Juggler.”  I didn’t know it at the time but that story is actually part of a whole series of stories.  It’s part […]

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Homeschooling in Review ~ Week 2 ~ 2013-2014 ~ Labor Day Tradition

September 11, 2013

Preschool Activities have been a must for us this year.  I did a post with 8 preschool activities that we did last week. Even though I do plan some separate activities for Addie I really like that she can join in on a lot of the activities we do in My Father’s World.  This year […]

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Making a Schedule

August 20, 2013

It’s that time of year.  School supplies have been out in the stores for quite a while and some of you have already started school.   Sorry, not us, we only have summer for 15 days in the Midwest:).  We take advantage of every summer day we can. It is time to get out the […]

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Homeschooling – Week 29 in Review

April 8, 2013

I recently ordered our curriculum for next year.  We are getting My Father’s World again which confirms how much we have liked it this year so far.  Here’s what we’ve been up to this week. We finally got to crack open the magnet kit that comes in the “My Father’s World” deluxe package.  My kids […]

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Homeschooling – Week 7 – 10 in review…AHHH

November 8, 2012

OK, I have fallen so far behind in my weekly reviews that I don’t know where to begin.  It seems that life continues to move even when I don’t blog!  Who knew?? So, I am not going to try to go week by week.  I’m just going to give you some of our highlights from […]

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Homeschooling – Week 6 Review

October 6, 2012

We are reading The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh, right now.  It is a Newberry Award winner.  The kids are enjoying it and it’s giving them another way to assimilate the information they are learning about the pioneers in the New World. The other book that we are currently reading that comes with […]

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Homeschooling – Week 5 Review – Fun Fall Activity

October 5, 2012

Life has been busy around here so I’m just getting to our week 5 review even though we are almost done with week 7.  Having family visit, celebrating birthdays and connecting with friends are all great reasons not to be blogging:). We strayed a bit from the My Father’s World curriculum this week to fit […]

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Homeschooling – Week 4 Review

September 13, 2012

Week 4!!!  WOW!  We’ve been at this for almost a month.  This year is going to fly by! We are really enjoying Adventures in My Father’s World.  Ella is already excited about making a Pocahontas costume in the future!  I love how many living books we are being exposed to. Here are books we are […]

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Homeschooling – Week 3 Review

September 6, 2012

Wow!  Week 3 of school has come and gone already!! We are really enjoying My Father’s World! Here’s what we’ve been up to. Science experiment: Step 1 – Fill a cup with water:  Check. Put a piece of cardboard on top:  Check. Turn upside down:  Check. Proceed to have water all over yourself, the floor […]

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