What We’ve Been Reading — August 2015

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What we're reading in August

Originally, I had planned to share both the assigned and read-aloud books we’re planning to read for our entire school year. However, since we school year-round and I tend to be overzealous when it comes to list-making — see last year’s list here — I decided to only post what we are reading on a month-by-month basis. So […]

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Horizons Preschool for Three’s {Curriculum Review}

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Horizons Preschool for 3-year-olds

My three-year-old has been asking to “do school” like her sisters for a while now. I’ve printed off worksheets and activities for us to do but have been reluctant to break down and buy a preschool curriculum. That’s because I’m cheap, and I really don’t believe it’s necessary. But when I had the opportunity to […]

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2nd Grade Curriculum — 2015-2016

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The books, materials, and curriculum we're using in our homeschool for second grade.

Of all 4 of our children, academically-speaking, Kate is my Mini-Me. She’s an avid reader, loves history and writing, and has a real affinity for languages. This year we’re learning (a little) Latin and Spanish, and she’s already claimed they’re her favorite subjects. Sounds just like me. Unlike me, Kate is very outgoing, adventurous, fashion-savvy, and […]

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Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum — 2015-2016

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Kindergarten Curriculum 2015-2016: Our books, materials and plans for the year including life skills, bible verses, extracurriculars, and more

When I shared our gentle preschool curriculum recently, I described our second youngest daughter as the family clown. That’s true, but our second oldest daughter is equally funny in her own right. Cora is our eccentric child. You know that expression, “One of these things is not like the other”? Well, that describes Cora to a […]

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Fun Science Unit Studies {A Review}

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Fun Science Unit Studies for Kids {Review}

While history is our #1 favorite subject, science comes in at a close second, especially when experiments and activities are involved. We recently had the opportunity to review “Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers & Teachers” from Susan Kilbride of Funtastic Unit Studies. Let’s just say it was the perfect fit for our Summer of Learning this year! I received […]

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Gentle Preschool Curriculum — 2015-2016

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In this post I share what our gentle preschool looks like including curriculum, Bible verses, and life skills we're working on.

My three-year-old daughter Annabeth is a little firecracker. If there’s a clown in every family, then she’s ours. She’s always trying to make people laugh with her silly faces and made-up words, so while I am excited she wants to “do school” like her big sisters, I am also a little sad. Why can’t time […]

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Our 2015-2016 Homeschool Curriculum {Charlotte Mason/Classical}

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Homeschool Curriculum 2015-2016 {Charlotte Mason/Classical}

This marks our third year homeschooling. It’s a learning process each year as I try to find what works best in our current season, but I continue to be drawn to both the Charlotte Mason and Classical approaches because of my love of good literature and the variety of subjects presented to the children. I’ll share what curriculum […]

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Weekly Meal Plan for 7/26-8/1

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grilled basil chicken

This week is our last full week before we start back to school. We’ll be spending time with friends and having some fun before we resume our regular schedule. You know, the one with structure. I will be sharing our 2015-2016 curriculum for our 2nd grader, kindergartener, and preschooler this week. We’re making some changes that I’m […]

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Project Passport: The Middle Ages {A Review}

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Project Passport- The Middle Ages

If you were to ask my girls what is their #1 favorite subject, you would almost certainly hear: “HISTORY!” For my girls, learning about people, places, and events in the past through stories and hands-on activities has been key to their love of history.While we are still working our way through the ancient world in […]

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What Miracles Are You Missing Out on Today?

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What Miracles Are You Missing Out on Today?

As I’m reading through Laurie Bestvater’s The Living Page: Keeping Notebooks with Charlotte Mason, I was struck by this quote from Brazilian author Paulo Coelho: You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day is a different one; each day brings a miracle of its own. It’s just a matter of […]

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