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Multiple Intelligences

Thursday, March 11, 2010

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We all learn differently. This is especially apparent to a teacher – whether a homeschool teacher or a certified public school teacher. What’s not apparent all the time is exactly which type of learning is best for each individual. What most educational systems don’t account for is the vast discrepancy between students and their individual […]

Milkweed and Butterflies

Monday, May 18, 2009

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“In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf…” For Mother’s Day we have a tradition of planting in our garden in the back yard. The kids help pick out what we want to plant while we’re at the nursery, then enjoy digging holes in the garden to plant their favorites.

Lapbooking for Dummies

Friday, May 1, 2009

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Have you heard of lapbooking? While it’s a very common method of teaching lately, especially amongst homeschoolers, I’m just now dipping my toe into this gigantic ocean of possibilities. I’ve decided that I want to focus on butterflies for the month of May, and I’d love to have a lapbook as our final product for […]

Books We Love: Matisse: The King of Color

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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A bit about the book… Laurence Anholt has done a beautiful job of telling the story of Matisse and his nurse, Monique, who became a nun, in a way that children can relate to and enjoy. Since I didn’t know anything about this artist, I also enjoyed getting to learn more about his personality and […]

Books We Love: Carnival of the Animals

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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A bit about the book… While we had listened to a few of the movements from Camille Saint-Saens’s “Carnival of the Animals” (specifically Yo Yo Ma’s performance of “The Swan”), Kate had never really appreciated it the way I wanted her to. So, when I saw this book was at our public library, I decided […]

Holy cow!! Great use of visuals to help explain the proposed budget cuts and their actual impact on the overall budget.


You’ll never fold tshirts the same way again!

If you ever wanted to hear someone put a mommy’s day into a song, try this one! (I guarantee you’ll laugh your butt off.)

A little on the political side, but interesting nonetheless…

Children’s Books We’ve Read

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