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Tuesday
Nov252014

Simple Dice: Classical Conversations Memory Work Review Game

 

 

'Tis the season for reviewing the first semester of Foundations memory work. 

I don't prepare many elaborate review games. (If you've been reading here any amount of time you know we keep it simple with CC and believe the memory work is enough!) I also have a Challenge student, which takes up a big chunk of my time, so I like SIMPLE and EASY! 

Last year I would feel guilty about our lack of review games, but I've stopped being so hard on myself. And you know what? My son is doing JUST FINE and likes his review routine.

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Friday
Nov212014

A Flexible Homeschool Schedule

 

This week has been one of those weeks where I have to check multiple times a day to see what day it actually IS. 

Between our trip to SW Florida and my husband being in and out with traveling for work, the schedule was pretty much thrown out the window. 

And that's OK.

I remember when we first started homeschooling. I would wake the kids bright and early, school the requisite SIX HOURS and try to stick to the public school schedule as much as possible. Why?

I have NO CLUE! Maybe I was afraid of what people would think, afraid my kids wouldn't really LEARN if we didn't follow that same schedule I'd followed my entire life, and afraid our homeschool would be a failure.

I was SO WRONG.

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Monday
Nov172014

LEGO Minifig Thanksgiving Writing Prompts

 

If you have a LEGO lover, you know they will do just about ANYTHING that involves bricks or minifigures!

Why not harness that love to your advantage? Use LEGO Minifigs to inspire writing! 

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