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Trivium Pursuit Contest

Monday, July 31st, 2006

This contest will be a little different from what we have done in the past. Instead of emailing me your responses, I’d like you to post them as comments on this blog entry. Sometime tomorrow afternoon I’ll choose the winning responses from among all the comments. The three winners will each get her choice of […]

Free Offer From the Math Worksheet Site

Monday, July 31st, 2006

I’m doing my catalog run-throughs, have read Teaching the Trivium again, and am comparison shopping everything on my 28-item list for the coming year. I’ve got 3 boys, 9yo, 7yo and almost 2yo. We did 2 years of Saxon math, but have been much happier with Singapore this last year for both big boys, but […]

Carnival

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

This week’s homeschool carnival can be found at The Lilting House.

A Mystery

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn of Christian Logic, Copyright 2005. All rights reserved. This article contains a mystery. Your job is to use some critical thinking skills to answer some questions and solve the mystery. This mystery is for children and parents. The Mystery of the Missing Moosechoux At the Bourdoughtoux Cheese Farm they […]

Delayed math really makes sense…

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Our now 14 ds had a horrible time trying to learn to read and do math simultaneously. I read about delaying math, and promptly threw out his math book. Well, shelved it anyway. Within a month, his reading level soared 2 grade levels. It seems the stress of learning both was more than his brain […]

Aure, the Last of the Goldens

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

We got our first dog when we first moved out to the country, 24 years ago. It was a golden retriever. Since that time, we have had several other goldens. Aure was our last. Aure was the spunkiest of the goldens we had. She approached everything with enthusiasm. She would sometimes leap into the air […]

Newspaper Craft

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. One summer, years ago, we spent several weeks making things out of newspapers. The book Crafting with Newspapers by Vivienne Eisner was our guide. The book is now out of print, but if you ever have a chance to buy a […]

Homeschool Voices from the Past

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Taken from The Parent Educator and Family Report (November 1983) Hewitt Research Foundation Raymond and Dorothy Moore Q. We have an only child. Doesn’t he need preschool or kindergarten in order to learn to get along with other children? A. An only child of course needs care to avoid his becoming self-centered, but unselfishness and […]

New Issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

Have you seen the new issue of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine? I found the interview with Dianne Craft especially interesting. Mrs. Craft makes a connection between what you eat and serotonin production.

Taking the Mystery Out of Teaching Reading in 6 Easy Steps

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Dear Laurie, I just wanted to let you know that I have a new book out printed by XL Group called Taking the Mystery Out of Teaching Reading in 6 Easy Steps. It is not a reading curriculum. It explains the process of teaching reading in 6 easy steps. It is only about 20 pages […]

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