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Curriculum Choices 2012-2013

First day of school pictures

For this school year my kids were in 5th grade, 3rd grade, and Junior Kindergarten.   5th Grader Bible – Precept Upon Precept – Ephesians and Story-focused Fruit of the Spirit study.  Watch The Visual Bible – Matthew, The Gospel of John, Acts, Nest Animated Stories From the New Testament, The Jesus Movie, Greatest Heroes & Legends of …

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Free Dick and Jane Reading Books


  In the process of teaching reading, I’ve stumbled around once my child completed a set of early phonics readers.  I’ve tried several things and wasn’t happy with many phonics-based readers and other readers tended to rely mostly on sight words.  So many phonics-based readers were incredibly boring and my …

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First Day of School Festivities 2012-2013


Our school year has begun.  This year begins our 6th year homeschooling.  My oldest son is now 10 and is starting 5th grade.  My second son is 8 and is starting 3rd grade.  This is the first year I have three official homeschoolers.  Where we live children start Kindergarten at …

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Extracting DNA from wheat germ and split peas


As part of our little study on genetics we attempted to extract DNA from wheat germ and split peas.  I gathered together the required items and we first attempted to extract DNA from wheat germ using this site.  Sadly, it didn’t work.  We didn’t repeat the experiment to attempt to make …

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