A Homeschool Day in the Life of My Kindergartner

One day earlier this week, I recorded my Kindergartner’s day.  She is the youngest of my children so I’ve tended to fit her in around my older children’s schooling.  Some days I did very little schooling with her.  As a result this day hasn’t been a typical day for us…

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Unit Study on Islam

Some might wonder why we, as Christians, decide to spend time learning about another religion.  I guess my reasons are two-fold.  First of all, I believe it is important to expose my children to other viewpoints and ideas about religion.  I want them to face questions and wonder while they…

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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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