Category Archives: Homeschool – Language Arts

The LEARN Writers Group

I’m learning a lot from the writing class I’m teaching. I’m learning not to panic because I’m pretty sure that children are like sharks, they can smell fear like sharks smell blood, and then really, you are done for. I’m … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to My Eldest (and More…)

Happy Birthday to My Beautiful and Talented Firstborn I want to take this opportunity to announce to all and sundry that today is my eldest daughter’s birthday. Now everyone say HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DANIELLE!!!!! It boggles my mind that you are … Continue reading

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A Writing Class for LEARN

I had gone back and forth on this for a while, and I’ve decided to take the plunge…again…with teaching a class at LEARN this fall. I’ve had limited success teaching classes there. Mainly, I’m a grumpy old creature who has … Continue reading

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The Art of Writing

Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about writing. This is not surprising, I am a writer after all! But two completely separate conversations occurred yesterday that got me to thinking about the nature of writing…how to encourage our kids to … Continue reading

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Sharing the Love

Sometimes ideas just kind of sneak up on me and smack me in the head. Actually, MOST of the time that is exactly how it happens. That “oh, duh” moment when I realize, “Gee, that might really be a good … Continue reading

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Bunny Rabbit…I Miss You

Today’s show at the Coterie, tripped me up in an unexpected manner. In truth, I hadn’t really thought it would be an issue when I first read the description of the show to Em and asked if she would like … Continue reading

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Post Christmas Quiet

Honestly? We had a pretty quiet lead-up to Christmas as well, considering we all were sick with the flu/cold/plague. I am looking at our schedule for January and getting a little intimidated…just three weeks and things will really start to … Continue reading

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Writing, Writing and More Writing

  Just as with the road to reading, the road to writing has been bumpy and full of fear, uncertainty and reluctance. For the longest time, Em refused to do more than sign her name. And forget trying to remind … Continue reading

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Cricket Magazine and Homeschool News

Cricket Magazine Mother Lode I am embarrassed to admit that I don’t remember WHO brought me a huge bag full of Cricket magazine. Someone did it in the last few weeks, and I remember thanking her, but which of my … Continue reading

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Writing Practice and Proper Nouns

In a recent post I mentioned that Em’s writing skills leave something to be desired. If you click on that link you will see a picture I took from her writing on a recent assignment – a hodgepodge of upper and … Continue reading

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