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Top Twenty Books for Families to Read Aloud

Reading aloud is central to our family and our homeschool.  It helps form who we are now and who we will become.   It also teaches us about others and ourselves and, indeed, the world.  After almost 20 years of homeschooling—and a few more of reading aloud—we have a list of family favorites: #1:  The Bible.  […]

Two Week Wrap Up: Winter and Learning

  We’ve had some real winter this year.  One girl has felt skin begin to stick to metal; another one does not have to be told to wear snow pants anymore.  In the middle of all that cold our fireplace, the house’s main source of heat, developed a quirk and at the same time the […]

Review: WordUp!

Sometimes we moms need to introduce something new and different into our homeschool days. This fall is like that for us, and one of the new things we’re trying is Word Up, a vocabulary program from Compass Classroom. Usually we do not use vocabulary programs, relying instead on enormous amounts of reading to increase our […]

Homeschool Mom Helps

Homeschooling moms could always use a helpful tweak for their homeschool…or some practical advice…or some encouragement.  Right? Over at the Curriculum Choice some of us have put our favorite ideas for homeschooling moms into an informative post, Homeschool Mom Helps.  It’s worth taking some time to look through the tips, suggestions, and inspiration. Enjoy!

Miss 12’s Spelling Solution

Some children can spell easily, but others struggle, and struggle, and struggle. Somehow, they just don’t see the individual letters in a word or hear the individual sounds. As we struggled for a solution, Miss 12 came up with a new way to study her problem words. This way she always has them with her […]

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