Thinking Outside of the Box: Springtime Learning Ideas

These last two weeks can be defined as thinking outside of the box. To be honest, I don’t usually think it is my style. I like to go

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Week in Review: Extremes

Only in Chicagoland can these kinds of extremes happen in five days. The snow last Friday put me in a seriously bad mood. But this week has been plenty

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Week in Review: Mom-School

My son has found a way for us to enjoy school even more: Mom School. As we do his school during the week, he curates ideas of things

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Week in Review: Close Reading

Raisin is a very strong reader, and he loves to read anything and everything! This week he has been reading about scabs. And all the other gross things

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Week in Review: Sad but We’ve Been Learning

This started off with a bit of a sad note as I mentioned in Monday’s post, so I let homeschool go a bit more than I normally would.

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Week in Review: Seasons of Life

We had a tragedy this weekend. One of the Bishop’s counselors for our congregation died unexpectedly. It has affected all of us. What it has done for me

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Week in Review: Tears

This was a difficult, tear-filled week for my emotional first grader. For his privacy, I won’t go in to details. For my own, I’ll add that this is

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Week in Review: Play

I cannot believe it is already time for another week in review. This week has been fun! I am still enjoying a much more relaxed homeschool, and it

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Week in Review: Distracted

This week has been full of distractions! I can’t say we got much school done, but it was a great week for learning, so I am not too

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Week in Review: Valentine’s Day

Last year, I was a pretty new blogger and Valentine’s Day week was very stressful to me because we did not get school “done.” I feel like laughing

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Week in Review: Relaxed

This week was relaxed. I took an “unschooling” approach this week and I loved it! I believe Raisin did too. This morning, at the end of his hour

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Week in Review: Happy

I asked Raisin what the word of the week is and he responded “Happy.” I am so glad that is the end result of this week. I may

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