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November Blessings- Day 20 (Lessons from The Odyssey)

Marcus and I have been reading parts of The Odyssey for his online English class which focuses on themes and symbols this year. I thought it’d be fun to list some of the lessons we are learning from the main characters. With Marcus’ help and in no particular order of importance (from books 1-4 &… Continue reading November Blessings- Day 20 (Lessons from The Odyssey)

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Our Favorite Read-alouds in Our Homeschool (Surprising Books)

In our homeschool we have read what I call “surprising books”. All, but one of these are books Marcus and I read together throughout his fifth and sixth grade years as part of a wonderful online reading class we shared together. I would not have thought to read these books otherwise and found each one… Continue reading Our Favorite Read-alouds in Our Homeschool (Surprising Books)

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Engaging the Heart, Soul and Mind to Make Connections (This is why we homeschool.)

Sometimes a vacation is needed to put a jumble of thoughts into focus! At least, this mini vacation to Island Park and Yellowstone served such a purpose for me. Maybe it was the change of scenery or that I’d brought along all of my camera equipment and was in full photographer mode. Over this summer… Continue reading Engaging the Heart, Soul and Mind to Make Connections (This is why we homeschool.)

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Our Favorite Read-alouds in Our Homeschool (Children’s Series)

Welcome to part three of my series of read-alouds we have enjoyed in our homeschool. Today I’m sharing children’s series. There are other series which my kids enjoy on their own, but these are the ones we have read together… Marcus was obsessed with The Magic School Bus for most of his elementary years. He… Continue reading Our Favorite Read-alouds in Our Homeschool (Children’s Series)

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Our Favorite Read-alouds in Our Homeschool (Childhood Favorites)

My absolute favorite part of homeschooling is our read-aloud time. This will be five part series covering our childhood favorites; classics; children’s book series; surprising books; and newer discoveries. Today I asked each of my kids to list five of their favorite childhood books “off the top of their heads” as the saying goes. Here… Continue reading Our Favorite Read-alouds in Our Homeschool (Childhood Favorites)