Teaching Young Children about September 11

It is an unfortunate truth that we have to teach our kids about the horrors of the world, such as what happened in New York City on September

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7 Creative Ways to Get Kids Practicing Handwriting

My son resists handwriting practice so I have been pondering ways to get him to practice his writing. I also am teaching a writing class at our weekly

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Marshmallow Counting and Adding

When the kids come inside from playing in the snow, I always let them have some hot cocoa to help them warm up. I decided to sneak a tiny

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Homeschooling a Toddler: Watching a Child Learn Line upon Line

Baby Strawberry is already 20 months old. I don’t notice homeschooling a toddler as much as homeschooling an older child because the things the toddler learns appear so simple. But as I watch

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Figuring it Out

I’ve been absent from this site for a few weeks, and mostly that is because I’ve been getting the hang of school! I think I’ve figured out what

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Learning while on Vacation: Our Vacation Education

My family took a spontaneous vacation this past week to visit family and get away. I recently reinstated our homeschooling schedule, but I knew that it was not

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Ten Highlights of Our First Day of School (first grade)

Raisin and I began school yesterday. We’ve been doing a little all summer, but yesterday was our first official day of first grade! Here are some of the

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