Monthly Archives: November 2014

Following the Interests

This week, and last week, have had a heavy emphasis on gauging interests and seeing where they lead. After all, that is one the big pluses of homeschooling, that we can give them the basics, while spending time following their … Continue reading

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Bring On the Music…and Drama!

Annie and the Clue This past Friday, we attended an Annie Musical at a local church/cultural arts center. It was fantastic and Em truly enjoyed the performance, exclaiming at the end, “That was the best show EVER!” The women near … Continue reading

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Unschooling Conversations, Life of Fred, and More

Em’s reading continues to improve, and although it might be repetitive, I continue to bask in the daily breakthroughs and improvements. I have waited for this for so long, and it is absolutely spectacular to see it unfolding! I have … Continue reading

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Mama, Are They Predators Too?

Driving down Independence Avenue in Kansas City can be an eye-opening experience, with an eclectic mix of used car lots and the occasional prostitute or drug dealer. Thankfully, Emily’s focus was completely on the signs that she now feels comfortable … Continue reading

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Free Music Program for Kansas City Northeast Residents

The other morning, as I was driving Em to her LEARN Math and Science Club, she was busy whistling away. She can pick up a tune and whistle it, without difficulty, in no time. I thought to myself, I wish I … Continue reading

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Life of Fred – Butterflies!

With many of learning adventures, I’ll introduce a book or subject that seems to be something the kiddo likes, but turns out after a few forays into it, to not be. I have a child who wants desperately to please me, so it … Continue reading

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Defining Boundaries Thanks to New Reading Skills

So once the kiddo realized just how much she could read, and willingly began to read more, we have seen a snowball effect take place. Now she is reading everything she sees – signs, billboards, and more. And recently, with … Continue reading

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