Category Archives: preschool and kindergarten

Introducing Prescripts :: Classical Conversation’s Cursive Series

Always on the lookout for quality homeschooling products, I scooped up the opportunity to review this newest release! Classical Conversations has designed a cursive writing program which emphasizes not only how children write, but also what they write.  This is great for copy-work recommended by both Charlotte Mason and Classical methods. Prescripts :: an excellent mix […]

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Caps for Sale :: Preschool & 1st Grade Activities

Though the updates are a little behind, we have been plugging away at our preschool literature plan for the year.  As you’ll plainly see, Caps for Sale was a September book.  Ahem. But we did complete it (and the books afterwards), and we’re wrapping up Owl Moon for the end of semester one.  The new […]

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the homeschool mother’s journal 9.14.12

Joining in with iHomeschool Network: In my life this week… oh my, what a set of days.  I’ve been courageously overwhelmed.  Yes, I do believe that’s the term.  Facing tough waters with boldness, or simply sheer grit, but coming out the other side a little speechless.  Tired.  Heavy.  There is much to be grateful for still, […]

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We’re Going on A Bear Hunt :: Preschool & 1st Grade Activities

Our second row in this year’s seasonal Five in A Row plan was the wonderfully rhythmic book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. We’ve already completed another book with a bear theme;  I think the boys believe bears is the focus for the whole school year.  Ha! Yet, it was a wonderful read […]

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Blueberries for Sal :: Preschool and First Grade Activities

This month began our combo plan for preschool and first grade using the Five in A Row {FIAR} curriculum.  The idea is to enjoy these books on a somewhat seasonal theme.  For 2 weeks in August, we rowed Blueberries for Sal first. What fun we had! Our boys are currently ages 36 months and 6 […]

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2012-2013 homeschool curriculum :: our FIAR books by season plan

Here’s the first of several posts as I outline our whole life education plan for 2012-2013. I love the term whole life education, because this is what we aim to do.  To build up our children in a variety of ways, not simply academically.  While it’s important they deepen knowledge and skills, life is much […]

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