Category Archives: Homeschool – Life Skills

Real Life Math

There were plenty of moments as a child and teen when I bemoaned having to learn mathematics. Especially algebra. So I prefer to use real-life examples. This past weekend, I woke up to see in the weak morning light a … Continue reading

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Learning to Type by Touch

Memories of Learning How to Type I have fond memories of learning how to type by touch. I learned in middle school, in the eighth grade, on a manual typewriter that had the keys covered with black electrical tape. At … Continue reading

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Homeschool Budget

For the past couple of years I have had a homeschool budget set for $600 per year. And while it very well may increase in the years to come, that has been the average expenditures for us over the past … Continue reading

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The Perfect Age for Chores?

We have been implementing chores for nearly a full week now and I wanted to update everyone and talk about how it is going.Verbal reminders are necessary – It is the first week, and it has quickly become my custom … Continue reading

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A Series of “A Day in the Life” of an Unschooler

I recently wrote several posts on a Day in the Life of an Unschooler. We’ve had some fun adventures recently. A Visit to the Money Museum Question Day And I have several posts lined up already for next week. Stay … Continue reading

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When Kids Drive the Learning

I’m astounded. Truly. We have a relatively clean homeschool room – better organized than I could have hoped to ever do in a full day…and kids totally into science experiments…without any direction or input from an adult. Simply fantastic! Here … Continue reading

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You Are a Citizen of the Household

I learned how to vacuum at four years of age. At least that’s what my mother tells me. I don’t remember it, but it apparently directly followed my crumbling up an entire tub of Play-Doh into the shag carpet. Call … Continue reading

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The Re-Occurring Atom

The book on atoms that I mentioned in last Friday’s post has really gotten Emily to thinking. Several times on Thursday she mentioned it – and I followed it up with another book in the series… Solids, Liquids and Gases … Continue reading

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Getting the Kiddo in On the Act

Remember how I mentioned that The Deadly Nightshade and the Homeschool Advocate topics often intersect? Well here is another great example.. A month or so ago, we bought two full bee suits, one for Emily and one for Dave. Right … Continue reading

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SSSSnake Saturday at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center

  This past Saturday, on Saint Patrick’s Day, Emily and I headed to the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center. They really have some great programs. It has been a few weeks since Taste of the Season, so we were happy … Continue reading

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