Monthly Archives: September 2010

Hints for Combining Resources

If you read a lot of homeschool blogs (guilty!) or visit homeschool message boards (guilty again!), you’ve probably seen them. Those amazing schedules that various homeschoolers put together to combine two wonderful history programs, mix the experiments from one science book to various living books, or even combine science and history topics. I’ve tried it. […]

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Homeschool Book Club Plans

We met yesterday to plan our monthly book club meetings for this school year. There are certain topics that the kids love so we repeat those year after year. But we did come up with a few new ideas. I’m looking forward to another great year of book club! Book club plans   Oct. – […]

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Weekly Report – The Good Week

Hopefully this will be a title that I want to use frequently! But after a very rough start on Monday, this turned out to be a great week of school for us. Monday was rough becauseĀ  my oldest woke up with conjunctivitis which sent us to the eye doctor in the morning, followed by 4H, […]

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A Good Day

It’s been busy as usual around here. Yesterday I hardly had time to breathe and didn’t get a chance to even do any school with my younger son. Not that he minded We had a 4H meeting, a Cross Country meet, and violin lessons in the afternoon. To top off the already busy day, my […]

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Teaching Children to Think

When I began to research homeschooling, I knew I wanted my children to learn how to think. I didn’t want them to just learn something to spit it out on the test. That describes most of my education. I’ve always said that I wanted better for my kids. What I am noticing is that deep […]

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Still House Pond by Jan Watson

It’s 1896, and Lilly Gray Corbett is growing up near a small town in Kentucky. She is the oldest child of her mother, Copper. Her father died when she was very young, and her mother remarried and has 3 younger children. Lilly’s days are filled with helping her mother around the house and with the […]

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Overwhelmed

OK, I know it is ridiculous to be so tired so early into the school year, but this week really wore me out! Part of it is because I think I may have overscheduled myself. (OK, I know I have.) You remember that old commercial where the guy is at his desk saying, “I can […]

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