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First Day of School 2012-2013

Posted by Jennifer under Homeschooling, Teaching Tots (No Respond)

Well, we’re using Sonlight’s Core A with Chloe and P4/5 for John. Isaac is just tagging along enjoying life. We had a fun box day – unpacking all our fun new goodies – then daddy helped the kids cut up our Sonlight box to make the cardboard rocket that Isaac has been attempting to destroy […]

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Handwriting Practice: Missionary Letters

Posted by Jennifer under Homeschooling, Teaching Tots (No Respond)

Our church supports many missionaries around the world. Every Sunday during Sunday school class we read a letter from one of the missionary families, hearing about the work that God is doing through them in their little little corner of the globe. We also pray specifically for them at that time. A few weeks back, […]

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An Acorn Centerpiece

Posted by Jennifer under Homeschooling, Just Life (No Respond)

A wise old owl sat in an oak. The more he saw the less he spoke The less he spoke the more he heard. Why can’t we all be like that wise old bird? We collected the fresh acorns from an oak tree and put them in a glass bowl with a few leaves. A […]

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We’re Doing Just Fine

Posted by Jennifer under Homeschooling (No Respond)

We homeschool. We use and love Sonlight; we’re doing P3/4 and P4/5 this year. It’s June and we are no where near finished our year yet. Isaac’s initial health issues, plus the resulting doctors appointments that we continually go to, Nana’s health, our house sale then subsequent move…whew! It’s been quite a year. The beauty […]

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Chloe’s First Day of Ballet

Posted by Jennifer under Homeschooling, Just Life (3 Responds)

If you’ve been around a while, you’ll be familiar with Chloe’s love of tutus and ballet. We had the privilege of attending the Nutcracker Ballet last year. That was a highlight for us for sure! Though she had asked to take ballet lessons a while back, DH and I said no. Our concern, aside from […]

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Interviewing John and Chloe

Posted by Jennifer under Homeschooling, Just Life (2 Responds)

September 15th we started back to {home} school. Borrowing an idea from Carissa at 1+1+1=1, I interviewed the children and actually learned a few things about them! I printed these out to go in their school binders. I hope their answers make you smile today. Have you ever asked your children a question and been […]

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Our 2011 School Year Starts

Posted by Jennifer under Homeschooling, Just Life, Teaching Tots (3 Responds)

Today was our first day of school. Last year we did an informal Before Five in a Row curriculum. We enjoyed the stories, but this year I was looking for something still literature-based with lots of reading but with a bit more structure; something that would encourage curiosity and conversation. We ended up choosing Sonlight. […]

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Box Day 2011 – Sonlight

Posted by Jennifer under Homeschooling, Just Life, Teaching Tots (3 Responds)

Our first box day was 2010 (using Before Five in a Row). A fun, easy-going year. This year marks our second year homeschooling and our first with Sonlight. John will be doing Fiction, Fairytales and Fun (P3/4) and Chloe will enjoy Exploring God’s World (P4/5), though I imagine there will be lots of overlaps and […]

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Shirley’s Prepackaged Crafts

I love The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, especially their ads. A funny thing to like magazine ads but there are so many interesting ones and I discover many wonderful resources through them. What is Shirley’s Prepackaged Crafts? In the fall issue of TOS, I discovered Shirley’s Prepackaged Crafts. I immediately visited the website, read the testimonials […]

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Tot School: C is for Cupcake

Posted by Jennifer under Homeschooling, Teaching Tots (6 Responds)

We’re working on C from Learn Your Letters, Learn to Serve this week. The Letter “C” In November I shared that Chloe didn’t know her ABC’s. Around that time, Chloe started expressing an interest in spelling her name and lately she’s been “writing stories” on her Manga Doodle. They just look like little scribbles but […]

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