Tools for School–2013 Edition

It’s hard to believe that it’s time to get back to the books already for another school year! Honestly though, we are ready. We’ve had a great summer filled with family, friends, fun, and even a little travel! {More about all that in a few future posts…} Once again, we…

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WW {3/20/13} Learning Something New

Part of a Charlotte Mason education includes the learning of handicrafts. Handicrafts are particular skills used to make decorative {and useful!} objects by hand. These include beading, drawing, knitting, pottery, scrapbooking, woodworking, and many, many more. Sammi has long had a desire to learn to sew and I have honestly…

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A Day in Our Life… HANG ON!!

Before I bore share with you the details of what one of our typical days looks like, I suppose I need to add a little disclaimer… Things have changed a little here for us lately. Danny lost his job on Friday. So in all honesty, there was not much school done…

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A New School Year, New School Room Ideas

For the most part, our school room is still in the same basic set up that we had last year. But we have done a little de-cluttering and simplifying of our space. We’ve cleared out some corners… streamlined some of our storage… and re-purposed a few pieces of furniture. Things are feeling great…

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Dog Days of… SCHOOL!

Yep, you read that right… We’re back to our schoolwork already! We’ve started “early” before. Back in 2010, when I was expecting Emme to arrive in October and figured I’d want to take a few weeks off from school. But last year, we took the whole month of December off……

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Out with the Old, In with the New: Scripture Memory

As the school year comes to a close for us… this is our last week of work, then we’ll take our standardized tests next week… I start sorting though things that worked and didn’t. Start tossing out/giving away/selling resources that didn’t work for us… and working to implement new techniques…

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