A Summary Of Our Curriculum
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A Summary Of Our Curriculum

Every home-school is unique; this is as it should be. Every child and every family is unique. And each new school-year brings changes.  Adjustments.  Tweaks.  Personally, I have found that the years when I was pregnant (read: sick as a dog) and post-partum (read: sleep-deprived to insanity) our schoolwork was less organized, possibly to the … Continue reading

Catechesis Memorization Program
Classical Conversations / Our Homeschool

Catechesis Memorization Program

For Catholics who are using a classical approach in their homeschool (such as Classical Conversations,) I have created a catechesis supplement for memory work. Memorization is not the heart of catechesis.  The Christian faith is primarily a relationship, not a bundle of memorized facts.  Faith formation takes place over time, gradually, in many different ways.  … Continue reading

Summer 2013
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Summer 2013

Regular readers have noticed that I haven’t posted any new content on this site for several months.  I have known for a few years now that big changes were in store for our family, and I knew that God was preparing my heart for them.  This summer, the changes came pouring down!  For starters, we … Continue reading

A Song Of The Week
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A Song Of The Week

As I finalize my preparations for the upcoming school-year, one activity I have better organized and prepared is our “Song of the Week.”  I am planning around all 40 weeks of the upcoming school-year, and I have chosen a song for each week and gathered either a songbook or sheetmusic for each piece.  We sing … Continue reading

Ancient Egypt Drawing Book
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Ancient Egypt Drawing Book

This school-year we have been focusing on world history from creation through the fall of Rome, using Classical Conversations Cycle 1.  Included in these studies were, of course, the ever-interesting ancient Egyptian civilizations.  Continuing with my theme of random topics this month, I have been wanting to share a couple of our favorite resources for … Continue reading

Kapla Blocks
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Kapla Blocks

Sharing today another “toy” idea that we have enjoyed over the years – Kapla blocks.  I have witnessed people age 2 to 64 using these blocks with enjoyment.  They are as simple as a block can get – plain, light-weight rectangular prisms.  The company takes pride in making the planks as uniform as possible.  We … Continue reading

Free Homemaking Notebook Pages
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Free Homemaking Notebook Pages

Have you ever made a home-making notebook? We use 3-ring-binders extensively to organize our schoolwork, and binders can also help organize your life, too.  I have been asked to publish some printable worksheets to accompany the The Montessori Homeschool Curriculum Organizer, and I am happy to report that I have the first version available – … Continue reading

Free Sound Patterns Using Getty-Dubay
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Free Sound Patterns Using Getty-Dubay

Today I’d like to share some free, hand-drawn sound pattern pages. If you have checked into handwriting programs for early elementary students, you’ve probably noticed that there are different styles of teaching handwriting, and different ways to write each letter.  I have used Italic Handwriting Series (linked below) for a few years now, and I … Continue reading