Category Archives: Homeschool – Geography

First Day of Fifth Grade

First Day of Fifth Grade The “first” day of school is rather a misnomer around here. After all, we school year-round, so I consider the 4th grade school year to officially end on July 31st, followed by the “first” day … Continue reading

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Unschooling Geography

On Tuesday several opportunities for geography exploration came up. Emily repeated the phrase, “to sail the seven seas,” and I asked her if she knew what that meant. She indicated that she did not, and upon returning home I turned … Continue reading

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Learning Opportunities Abound

A recent news article about a lost dog finding his way home after part of his human family perished in a terrible crash in New Mexico caught Emily’s attention and became a geography lesson the other day. “Mama, tell me … 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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Caves – A Trip Into the Dark

Missouri is known as the ‘cave state’ and I’ve had a fascination with them ever since I read Huckleberry Finn as a child. So when the notice came up that Fantastic Caverns was having homeschool rates from February 1-14, I … Continue reading

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Maps and Reading Lessons

“Mama, I’ve made a map with my new sharpened pencil.” Emily said, smiling proudly, a piece of copy paper clutched to her chest. Dave had just installed our manual sharpener on the wall down in the basement and helped Emily … Continue reading

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