Category Archives: Homeschool – Language Arts

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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Life of Fred Math and Spelling at the Dinner Table

Life of Fred Math Series As I ushered out a visiting homeschool co-op student today there was a package waiting on the front porch. The series I had ordered, Life of Fred, after hearing rave reviews, was waiting for us … Continue reading

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Funny Stuff, Adventures in Reading

Funny Things Kids Say A few nights ago, torrential rains had moved in, soaking the ground, flooding the streets. And in the morning it wasn’t much better. We had a puppet show to attend at 9:45, about a half hour away, … Continue reading

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Unschooling for 8-25-14

We have had a busy day homeschooling today, despite it taking very little time. So far we have covered: The Family Under the Bridge – I read a chapter out of the book and Emily loves it. Every time we … Continue reading

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Daily Conversations and Reading While Baking or Driving

I should have taken notes yesterday on what we were talking about, because I have now forgotten. I do remember that lately we have been on a metaphor theme – basically I’ve been giving my almost-8-year-old examples of metaphors in … Continue reading

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