Monthly Archives: August 2013

Proud, with gloating

It’s all right for the teacher to gloat, right?  Because I’m nine kinds of proud at the moment. I haven’t had a lot of piano students compete in the past.  This is not because of any huge perceived deficiencies on … Continue reading

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Right Brain Approach to Math Manipulatives

I’ve read that you should allow children to play with their math manipulatives, as that will help them to become familiar with them and thus more willing to use them to figure out their math problems. At this rate, my kids … Continue reading

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Balloon Watching

When I was growing up on the Other Side, you’d see hot air balloons every week.  Sometimes they’d be around every day in the summer time.  No trees over there; you could see for miles. Imagine my surprise when I … Continue reading

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Can’t do it without them

I’m re-reading an old homeschooling chestnut again:  “Lies Homeschooling Moms Believe” by Todd Wilson.  Let me just say that if you’re a homeschooler, or are thinking about homeschooling, or know a homeschooler and want to support them, then this is … Continue reading

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Think I’ll Keep Her

This is one of those weeks where I feel proud and nervous and excited and crazy (although that last isn’t anything unusual) all at the same time… and it’s not even my own child that is the cause! I have … Continue reading

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The Ridge

For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out what people meant when they said we lived on the top of a ridge. Then I hiked down and back up it, and I found out!

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Solutions for picky eaters

I just finished reading “French Kids Eat Everything“, by Karen Le Billon. Let me tell ya – it’s having an impact on mealtimes around the house, here. The cover pretty much covers the general plot line of the book – … Continue reading

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