Homeschool Learning Through Routines and Extras

It’s so hard to get back in to the groove after a vacation. The last thing we wanted to do was head back to homeschool. But this week,

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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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A Child’s Thoughts on the Resurrection (Easter Week)

We’re not doing much for Easter in terms of secular tradition this year. I haven’t dyed any eggs. I bought candy and we’ve already been eating it. It’s

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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: 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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Week in Review: Joy

This week, my word is JOY. Joy. Photo credit Bengt Nyman   School and weather and life was blah and normal, for the most part. But something about

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Week in Review: Quiet

photo credit I asked Raisin to define our week with one word and he chose “Quiet.” It was a quiet week.

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Week in Review + Year in Anticipation: Peace

As I gathered with family for Christmas, one word kept going through my mind: PEACE. Photo Credit: RCabinilla This seemed strange to me.

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Week in Review: Pre-Christmas Edition

I had intended to school this week. My family gets in at my parents this weekend, we still had co-op, and did we really need another week? We’re

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