Health and Safety Study

Back when my boys were in 2nd grade and Kindergarten, I did a health study with them.  I had originally purchased a curriculum, but didn’t like it so I made up my own study with a book that I owned and added in online resources.  This year I am revisiting…

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Picture Books as Reading Books: 3rd-5th Grade Level

As I was considering which chapter books would work best as readers for my daughter this school year, I decided to go a different direction.  There are so many great picture books that are designed to be read aloud by an adult that would work just as well.  I went…

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Elementary Plans for a Creative Kid: 2nd Grade – 4th Grade

My youngest child is finishing up 1st grade now and to get an overall picture of what we will cover in the next few years, I did some long-term plans for her. This child is a highly creative visual-spatial learner.  This typically requires some kind of creative approach to each…

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Curriculum Choices 2012-2013

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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