1. Our Homeschool Curriculum Choices: Fourth Grade

    I cannot believe I have a fourth grader this year!  Wow, how time flies!  I want to share with you what's on our shelves for this school year, but before…

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  2. Homeschool Room Re-do

    Our homeschool room "before" Our homeschool room "after" We just organized our homeschool room, and I am very happy with the results!  In our old house, we did school at…

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  3. The "Do Something Hard" Challenge

    We are almost to the end of our "Do Something Hard" Challenge!  As I said on Sunday, the boys have been working all week to practice their current violin piece…

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  4. Art Activity: Impressionist Paintings

    After listening to Debussy's Clair de Lune the other week during music, I have been in the mood to do some Impressionist style painting with the boys. First, we googled…

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  5. Pretend Store Game for Multiple Age Levels

    Now that I'm homeschooling two boys and also have a baby and an almost 3-year-old, it has become obvious that I will not be able to survive without multi-tasking!  There…

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  6. Easter Egg Word Match-up Game

    Here's an idea for a quick and easy game for kids who are learning to read!  I cut out Easter egg shapes from construction paper, and then cut them in…

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  7. More Favorite Chapter Books for Boys

    A year ago, I posted about our favorite chapter books for boys in two parts.  (You can find those posts here and here.) Now that Aidan is a year older…

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  8. Math Activities: Comparisons

    Our computer is back!  Hooray!  Not much time for writing at the moment, but I wanted to post a couple of quick math ideas for the kindergarten/first grade crowd. Gresham…

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  9. Concept of the Day: Measuring

    It hasn't really worked to take time off from school while we adjust to life with a new baby, but we do need our school routine to be more simple…

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  10. Hot Wheels Math

    Gresham was thrilled when I announced that we were going to do math with hot wheels cars!  This activity was similar to our counting scavenger hunt, but covered the skill…

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