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Homeschooler, How Does Your Garden Grow?

With spring just around the corner, my thoughts are turning to the garden. We live in the city, so we have a tiny backyard garden and we need to make the most of our space. In the six years that we have lived in our row house, we have had some variety of garden just about every year. I love having a garden. It gives us an excuse to get off technology and get out side. I have a secret. I like playing in dirt. I love running the dirt through my fingers and breaking up the clumps. I even …

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Lapbooking And Special Needs

Way back when we had preschoolers before, we explored lapbooks and had loads of fun. Now that we have preschoolers again, I started exploring lapbooks again recently and decided to give it a try with all the kids. (More on those lapbooks in another post). I had been wanting to explore things that would be more fun and incorporate the different learning styles of all the kids. I thought the big kids might be ready for notebooking, but there is still too much writing, so I opted to try the lapbooks again. My kids absorb information from videos, books, and through …

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Special Needs At Our House

I recently read this article about dysgraphia. In the past I wrote a list of resources about dysgraphia and I wrote about our struggles with writing and how I thought that Moses might have dysgraphia. The article that I mentioned earlier about dysgraphia has been up in the tabs of my browser for several days now. I have read it over and over. What I love most are the “Real World” helps that Kim suggests. She has some really great ideas. While we have tried some of the ideas in the past, there were many new ideas that I am eager to give a …

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Lego Up The Nose… What next?

What is it with my kids and noses right now? Zion injured his nose recently and I wrote on Facebook about how Malachi stuck a Skittle up his nose. This morning Hosanna stuck a tiny round lego up her tiny nose. Zion came into my room and asked me to wipe his nose (we have colds) and then Hosanna came in and asked me to wipe her nose. As Hosanna was leaving the room, I heard her say, “What about the Lego?” I shot up straight in bed and started freaking. Lego in the nose? Oh please let this be …

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Tech Tuesday

I apologize for not getting a post up for Tech Tuesday yesterday, but life has been a wee bit crazy around here since my son’s trip to the ER on Sunday (post about that coming soon). Since my husband and I both work from home on our computers we have naturally incorporated computers into our homeschool. Our children have learned how to do all of the following (and more): search the internet using a variety of search engines –  Google, Bing, Dogpile, and DuckDuckGo use a variety of educational software such as – Creativity Express, Rainbow Rock, Vroot And Vroom, Inspiration and Kidspiration. use Libre Office …

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Homeschool Related Memes

Are you looking for even more resources for your homeschool or ways to connect with other mamas? Check out these weekly and monthly memes. I will be adding more to this list as I find new ones (or you share them with me). Please leave a note in the comments if you have a meme that my readers might be interested in and I will consider including it here. Sundays   Mondays      Tuesdays     Wednesdays Thursdays    Fridays   Saturdays Monthly

5 Awesome Places To Get Fun Writing Paper

My kids are much more amicable to do their printing or creative writing if I provide some fun writing pages for them to print on. I went on a search recently to see what I could see. Here are a few of the fun pages I found: Free Printable Writing Paper Shape Books Printable Stationary Printable Stationary Animal Story Paper and Animal Writing Pages And here are few basic pages, just in case you need them: Penmanship Paper Writing Paper What are your favorite sources for printable papers? 

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