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Third Grade Curriculum Choices

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. It is hard for me to believe that my baby girl will be in the 3rd grade this fall! Lizzie is, for the most part, a cooperative student. She grasps new concepts quickly, and she doesn’t mind writing things

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Thoughts on Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum

I had the opportunity to talk with a friend at church who will be beginning to homeschool her oldest son for kindergarten this fall.  She was interested in hearing my recommendations for homeschool kindergarten curriculum. In my opinion, kindergarten should be kept simple. For formal

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Freedom from Distraction

Distraction As I set my goals this year,  I started by thinking about some of what I had been struggling with during the previous year. I was frazzled. I felt pulled in all directions. I lacked focus. I wasn’t paying enough attention to any of my children during

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OverlapMaps – Fun Geography Resource

Have you ever wondered if Australia would fit inside the state of Texas? (It doesn’t) What about Brazil? I’ve always thought it was smaller than the continental US. It turns out it’s very similar in size. I have just been introduced to a fun geography

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High School Curriculum Plans

I can’t believe it, but next year 2 of my students will be in high school! I must say that overall high school has not been as scary and hard as I thought it would be, but it has been a big change in our

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Tired?

Despite the fact that I get a lot done, I do not consider myself a high energy person. So I wasn’t really concerned with how tired I have been. At least not at first. I homeschool 5 children, work part-time from home, do the housekeeping,

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Memorize Galatians Review

I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of memorizing large passages of scripture. But I’ve never been able to do it. Honestly, I haven’t tried very hard. We have memorized a few chapters of the Bible as a family – Isaiah 53, Luke 2, Psalms