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Engaged Parents, Engaged Teachers

Word of the Day Today’s word of the day comes to us thanks to Merriam-Webster’s automatic email… perfunctory – routine or mechanical in nature It is from the Latin word perfunctorius and the Latin root perfungi (to accomplish) Em liked the … Continue reading

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Changes – Here, There and Everywhere

  You may have read the last entry and thought “end of an era.” And you may have figured there would be no more entries. And perhaps it is. And perhaps there won’t be. But I doubt it. For now, … Continue reading

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Word Nerds! (and other stories)

Word Nerds! The call went out for class proposals with my local homeschool co-op and I immediately responded with the class I’ve been planning and talking about for several months. Word Nerds is part spelling bee, part etymology, part writing and … Continue reading

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Cello Practice – Tears and Farts

We are so lucky to have an amazing music program here in Historic Northeast Kansas City. I want to say that first because, in the end, that is the most important part of this little homeschool story. Em was in … Continue reading

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Buzz, Buzz, Sez the Bee

Last week I took Em and her friend Emma (the two Em’s!) to see a free showing of Akeelah and the Bee at the Westport Presbyterian Church. They have movie night every 2nd Friday and this was the first time … Continue reading

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Pokemon Go Arrives at The Shucks’

When I first heard of Pokemon Go, it was vague references on Facebook. Honestly, I thought it was another Facebook game like Candy Crush. The second time I heard of it was earlier in the week, when the news stories … Continue reading

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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes

This is an interesting approach to stopping bullying: parents make daughter wear thrift store clothes to school The long and short of it, in case you don’t want to watch the video, is that this one little girl was bullying … Continue reading

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All of the Possibilities

Recently, I ran across this headline in my Facebook news feed: You can read the full article here. The idea that adults were commenting on her site, suggesting that she was better suited to dolls and tea parties made me … Continue reading

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‘Yo Daddy!

Having the hubs home for the past month has been quite nice. Not only have a number of items been ticked off of the “Honey Do” list, but Dave has stepped forward and volunteered to homeschool the Em. And in … Continue reading

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Working While Homeschooling

My family is well versed with the need for two incomes and this article is one of several I have seen recently. If your family can make it on one income while your spouse works a full-time job and you homeschool, … Continue reading

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