Teaching a Kid How to Read

Now that I’m teaching reading for the third time I think I’m getting the hang of it.  Way back in my early years in college I took a class on how to teach kids how to read.  I’m not sure why I took it since I had no interest in…

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Our first year homeschooling

Sometimes my mind gets a little fuzzy when I think back to our first year homeschooling.  It was a very busy time in my life and the year was full of challenges.  I had done unschooling with my oldest throughout the preschool years and started Kindergarten when he was almost…

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Valentine’s Day Unit Study

This school year I have been doing various season and holiday unit studies with my daughter.  For about 10 days in February we focused on Valentine’s Day.  When I made our plans I didn’t realize how short of time we would have.  So we didn’t end up reading all the books…

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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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Season and Holiday Unit Study

I put together this unit study for my craft-loving little girl who will be in K4 this year. September – Fall Books: Pick a Perfect Pumpkin:  Learning about Pumpkin Harvests Apples, Apples, Everywhere How Do You Know It’s Fall? Autumn:  An Alphabet Acrostic Too Many Pumpkins Why Do Leaves Change…

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