Monthly Archives: June 2013

Brainstorming, Typing, Zentangle, and Story-Making

I really, really wish I could adopt the neighbor kid. That said, if I can’t adopt him, I guess I’ll just have to let him come over and hang out. That’s what he did today, and along the way, a … Continue reading

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Zentangle Once More

I colored that last Zentangle and neglected to take a picture of it. It looks nice with spots of color. (Look for that in the mail, Dee) I thought that today I would show you the process as I understand … Continue reading

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Zentangle…or An Approximation Thereof

I found this new, cool art as therapy kind of activity. It’s referred to as Zentangle, but I’m not a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) nor do I play one on tv. This is fun, though. REAL fun. And I’m hoping … Continue reading

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I Cry Uncle and Back Off (Yet Again)

So our routine of working with workbook sheets to learn/reinforce basic addition and subtraction, telling time, counting money, and language arts worked…for all of three weeks. After which it was made quite clear to me that this was not a … Continue reading

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“Sneaky” Learning At Its Best

Well, honestly, I don’t know if it was particularly sneaky… Remember the other day when I posted about When Kids Drive the Learning? Well, I got to thinking about Anthony, our ten-year-old neighbor, and how much he had helped make … Continue reading

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Finding Our Rhythm…For Now

Nothing lasts forever, but currently our homeschool regimen is working out well. This is what we are up to these days. It is a routine, although loose and flexible in many spots, which makes it work well for us… Mondays … Continue reading

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When Kids Drive the Learning

I’m astounded. Truly. We have a relatively clean homeschool room – better organized than I could have hoped to ever do in a full day…and kids totally into science experiments…without any direction or input from an adult. Simply fantastic! Here … Continue reading

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You Are a Citizen of the Household

I learned how to vacuum at four years of age. At least that’s what my mother tells me. I don’t remember it, but it apparently directly followed my crumbling up an entire tub of Play-Doh into the shag carpet. Call … Continue reading

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My Two Girls

Nothing much to say today, just thought I would post a picture of my two girls. Dee was probably 19 at the time and P.E. just over a year. It is my favorite picture of the two of them…

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Another Cool Homeschooler on TED

“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They … Continue reading

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