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B is for Books and C is for Capital

So once again, I missed the 2nd week of Blogging through the Alphabet. But I’m not going to let that stop me. I’m going to bend the rules a bit and do 2 letters in one post so I can catch up. First, B is for

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Spiral Math: The post where I admit I was wrong

Hopefully that got your attention. And maybe it was a bit strong, but I’ve learned something. I’ve always been a big believer in choosing math curricula that focus on understanding rather than rote learning. Here’s my post from last year’s Virtual Curriculum Fair: Thinking Mathematically:

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Loving Language Arts

I’m participating in the Virtual Curriculum Fair at Homeschool Heart and Mind again this year because I can’t get enough curriculum talk! This is our 10th year of homeschooling and during that time we’ve used a lot of different resources for language arts. Some I’ve

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To Co-op or not to Co-op

Welcome back to the last day of the Back to Homeschool Blog Hop. Today we’re talking about co-ops. For more information about co-ops in general, see this post. I live in a medium-sized city with a fairly large number of homeschoolers. As a result, there

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The Evolution of a Homeschool Classroom

This year will be our 10th year homeschooling! During those 10 years, we have never had a dedicated homeschool classroom. We use our dining room table, kitchen table, living room, and my daughter’s room as our main work spaces. We started out using this storage

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Homeschool Methods

Today is the kick-off for the Back to Homeschool Blog Hop. Today’s topic is Homeschool Methods. This is our 10th year of “officially” homeschooling. By that, I mean my oldest started kindergarten 9 years ago. But we had made a decision to homeschool well before

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Tri-Cross Game: #hsreviews

My family loves games. We have acquired quite a large collection over the years. We used to have a family game night, but we have unfortunately let it disappear in the busyness of this season of our lives. We definitely need to try to add

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Weekly Report – The Insanely Busy Week

Do you know that commercial with the guy sitting behind a desk saying, “I can do that. I can do that….How am I going to that?” That’s kind of how I felt at the beginning of this week. The kids had 3 cross country meets.

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Weekly Wrap-up — Week 2

I am happy to say that we survived the first 2 weeks of school. It has been busy. It has been tiring. It hasn’t been all smiles, but we have made it. What is going well: I am very happy with my pre-planning of Tapestry