Monthly Archives: July 2011

Wrapping Up Our Kindergarten Curriculum – Adding in All of the Miscellany

The big subjects are all out of the way. If you have missed any, feel free to click on the links below and review my previous entries: Kindergarten – Language Arts Kindergarten – Mathematics Kindergarten – History & Geography Kindergarten … Continue reading

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Designing a Homeschool Curriculum for Science

We are moving right along and I’m getting more and more jazzed by the minute about our homeschooling plans for the year. For some of this science, I would like to get the husband involved. So I’ve got in a … Continue reading

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Deciding on a Kindergarten Curriculum – History & Geography

I took a day off in curriculum planning. Hey seriously though, it’s important to keep it all relevant, right? Larry the 8-Eyed Alien had to have his day in the sun. So here I am at the Social Studies portion … Continue reading

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Meet Larry – The 8-Eyed Alien

Emily brought in this art project from my office, where she has art supplies and a desk. “Mama, this is Larry, the 8-Eyed Alien.” “Why yes, I can see his eight eyes, and his smile too!” Pleased that I had … Continue reading

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Deciding on a Kindergarten Curriculum – Mathematics

Note: I am writing this on Sunday, and Emily is typing away on an electric typewriter. I’ve been reading How Children Learn by John Holt. In it, he talks about exposing young children (15 months and up) to an electric … Continue reading

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Figuring Out Language Arts for Kindergarten

Now if you are new to curriculum planning as I am, then this is still rather…intimidating. I mean, sure, I’ve homeschooled before, but Dee was fourteen when we started homeschooling. It was very much based on her input and her … Continue reading

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Curriculum Planning Has BEGUN!

A few days ago I realized, with a bit of a start, that Emily will be turning five soon. Less than three months from now, my baby will be five and my mental wail was almost audible. I can’t believe … Continue reading

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Hehe, She Said Edible!

Teaching classes at the Mid-Continent Library has become a family event. Well, at least the food classes are, and those are the main classes I’ve been teaching there lately. We spend a good part of the day cooking, then we … Continue reading

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The Cheese Stands Alone

Kids are amazing, magical creatures. They are also down-to-earth, practical and funny. Today we went grocery shopping, first to Wal-Mart and then to Aldi’s. As we drove away, heading home, Dave began to sing… The cheese stands alone, The cheese … Continue reading

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“That’s MY Egg”

Our chickens (we have 14 hens) are now steadily producing eggs…to the tune of about 6-7 eggs per day and the number will increase. Emily is in love with the eggs, the idea of the eggs, and is often more … Continue reading

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