Category Archives: Homeschool

Newest addition to the worship band

Look who got recruited to play with the big boys in the worship band at the Presbyterian Church with me!  

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Gettin’ Organized

I just finished the curriculum planning for  the Moose for his fourth grade homeschool work this year. This major undertaking, which usually eats up most of August, results in me having weekly checklists completed for the entire school year; very … Continue reading

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Pungent Phonics

Teaching children to read is a joy. As they get bigger, they are less willing to snuggle… but are usually willing to suspend this prejudice during reading. Homeschooling means getting to spend lots of that up-close-and-personal quality time with my … Continue reading

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Going where they’ve never gone before

It’s finally happened. I have friends that will think I’ve either lost my mind, my nerve, or my gumption. However you want to spin it, here goes: my two oldest are now in public school. Before you completely lose it, … Continue reading

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Homeschool Wars – the After Action Report

As promised – here is the postmortem from last week’s battle royal over the resumption of schooling. There’s nothing like a good solid motivator to get kids to buckle down and get to work. I must confess myself amazed at my … Continue reading

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Homeschool Wars

No, I’m not talking the kind where the school district gets out of hand and sends truant officers to your door with police officers and threatens to arrest you and take away your children if you don’t let them do … Continue reading

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What we do for the sake of science…

This is an edible cell.  Of sorts. Made with Jell-O, representing the cytoplasm, and various candies representing the organelles.  We have a couple of pages of notes on the various parts of the cell, and which candies represent them. Did you … Continue reading

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