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Teaching Reading at Home: A Tale of 5 Readers

Other than answering the dreaded socialization question, teaching reading at home may be the scariest thing for a new homeschooler. This week’s Virtual Curriculum Fair topic is Loving Language Arts and is co-hosted by  Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds and Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses.

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Unpinnable – No Projects in Homeschool

Once upon a time, I posted weekly updates on our homeschool. And there were some pretty fun projects to mention. We made lapbooks, models, and lots of other creative projects.   All that was before Pinterest.  Photo credit  – akemp42 Now our homeschool is not

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Fourth Grade Evaluation – Fifth Grade Plans

A month ago I shared my evaluation of 1st grade with Lizzie. Today I’m moving on to the next oldest student, William. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. William is 11 years old. He is finishing what I am calling the 4th grade, though technically,

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A is for Alphabet

Here I go on a brand new meme. I love to read other people’s alphabet blogging posts so why not join in? (Other than the small problem that the last time I tried I think I made only 1 or 2 posts…) But when I

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HearBuilder Auditory Memory Software Program

Do you know a child who has trouble following directions? Or one who can’t remember things he hears? I do! William, my 10 year old, has many learning difficulties. One of them seems to be related to auditory processing. (I do not have an official

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Read Naturally Live Review #hsreviews

I’ve shared some about the difficulties my middle son (9years old) has had with reading, among other things. Because of his difficulties, I’ve done a fair amount of research on dyslexia. Since he displays many of the classic signs of dyslexia, I’ve been trying to

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Brain Integration Therapy

Last weekend I went to the NC Home Educators conference. While I was there, I purchased a resource that I have had my eye on for quite a while. It’s the Brain Integration Therapy Manual by Dianne Craft. I listened to Dianne Craft at the

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Homeschool Mother’s Journal

In my life this week… I had some emotional ups and downs. I think that I’ve got some definite post-partum hormonal adjustments going on. In our homeschool this week… I got the results of my middle son’s Woodcock-Johnson test. That was definitely one of the

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Using a Stopwatch to Help a Child Focus

Last week was standardized testing in our home. The next day I accidentally discovered something that has been very helpful to my younger son (8 years old) who has difficulty concentrating on his assignments. I had left the stopwatch sitting on the table, and my