Category Archives: homeschool

Our 2013-2014 Curriculum Choices

I am a wanderer.  I love a curriculum, but then I wander because I see a great review of something else.  I always come back to my first curriculum love–Heart of Dakota.  It seems to be the only curriculum that … Continue reading

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F is for Fidgets

I have kids that can’t sit still during read aloud time.   They insist on doing somersaults across the room, jumping on the couch, touching each other and being distracted in general.  I know that some kids are just wired … Continue reading

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C is for Compassion International

Help a Child I began sponsoring a child with Compassion when I was in high school.  His name was Jose and he was from the Dominican Republic.  I enjoyed getting letters from him and I kept his picture on my dresser.  … Continue reading

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A is for Acting

A is for Acting Acting has become a huge part of our lives.  My once very shy, Pickles, has become a budding actress.     She became interested through taking a co-op class a few years ago.  She was still … Continue reading

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Homeschooling with a Chronic Illness

I suffer from two different illnesses.  I have Crohn’s Disease (a disease that affects the small intestine) and I also battle depression.  A lot of my days are difficult.  I am either really tired, achy or having stomach pains.  My … Continue reading

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Easy Sun Craft

We studied the sun last week and found a fun craft to make–a wax model.  We broke up red, orange, yellow and brown crayons into small bits onto a paper plate.  We then microwaved the crayons 15 seconds at a … Continue reading

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New Curriculum for the New Year

As is common with a lot of homeschool families, it’s time for a reevaluation of curriculum.  A fresh start has come to our home with the new year.  I don’t usually make resolutions, but I do like to see what is … Continue reading

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