Monthly Archives: April 2012

Ken Robinson Has It Right…Which Leads to the Question…

How do I, as a parent and home educator, get it right for my child? I was recently listening to a TED talk featuring Ken Robinson Bring On the Learning Revolution! in which he says, “Education in a way dislocates … Continue reading

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Dolch Words…Papier-Maiche…Progress…

Dolch Words Well we are doing quite well with the Dolch Words. We are now up to 27 flash cards (started with sixteen and there are a total of 40 in the Pre-Primer set). My friend’s suggestion to pick out … Continue reading

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Building Reading Knowledge – One Word at a Time

The Dolch Sight Word list has become a regular at the kitchen table. During breakfast, or at lunch (depending on our schedule), we review a handful of the words from the Pre-Primer list. As I had mentioned in an earlier … Continue reading

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Balancing Work With Homeschooling

I’m very lucky, and I have an incredibly wonderful situation that allows me to work and homeschool, pretty much at the same time. I run a cleaning business and clean houses for a small number of clients. A year or … Continue reading

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Papier-Maiche and Butterflies

You have probably been wondering what I’ve been up to. Gardening… Planning some community education classes over on the TDN side of things… Grocery shopping… Lots of different kitchen/cooking projects… Prepping the house for a class on Saturday… Busy, busy, … Continue reading

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A Busy, Busy Week

This past Sunday I had listed on my “to do” list to put together a specific study schedule for homeschool for the week. Just as I used to do with Danielle when I was homeschooling her, I decided on a … Continue reading

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Crossing i’s and Dotting t’s

Hehe, she said crossing i’s and dotting t’s! Believe it or not, I’ve always gotten that phrase mixed up…along with Chicken Cacciatore, which I’ve invariably called kitchen cacciatore. But in any case… The end of our first year of homeschool … Continue reading

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Experiments and Hypothesis

Serious science theme going on around here these days. And completely unintentional – all of these learning opportunities have just kind of come up. “Oh look, it’s Snake Saturday at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center.” Or this past week’s … Continue reading

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I Love These Sites!

Although it happens frequently, it still takes me by surprise…the world of gardening/sustainability and general green living regularly crosses over into homeschooling…and vice versa. Today I was reading through my Likes on my Facebook page for The Deadly Nightshade and … Continue reading

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“But I Don’t Want to Do Homeschool Right Now”

Oh yes, we have heard those words uttered. I had dreaded hearing them. I had even convinced myself that, if I just introduced the learning materials in the ‘perfect way’ (whatever that might be, I still haven’t found it) that … Continue reading

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