Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 29

G is for Going to a Homeschool Convention

Photo By mattbuck [ CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons   I am gearing up and getting ready for an awesome weekend. I LOVE homeschool conventions and I am so excited about attending Teach Them Diligently in Spartanburg , SC – May 2-4, 2013. If you are a newbie to conventions, you might enjoy a peek into …

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Apr 29

A Young Man’s Poem

Spring by Drew Allen Spring, the most wonderful season, With bees flying ’round with reason, For it is their duty to pollinate flowers, And it is the rain’s duty to water them with showers, Not only the flowers but also the grass, Which grows green in a great big mass. It is the sun’s duty …

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Apr 28

In the Hands of a Child – A Lapbook Review and a GIVEAWAY

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About the Company: In the Hands of a Child started in 2002 as two homeschool moms came together to help fill a need in their homeschool. They were having difficulty finding the graphics and things they needed to put lapbooks together for their kids. They met online and talked back and forth about their common …

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Apr 28

F is for Figurative Language Cafe

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I am continuing to Blog through the Alphabet with Marcy over at Ben and Me. This week we are focusing on the letter F. I decided to share with you an idea a friend of mine had and implemented at our monthly homeschool reading club meeting. We have been learning about literary terms throughout the year …

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Apr 26

Dave’s Dots

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Young people, you better take the lessons of Earth Day seriously, or Uranus is in trouble. You also better take spelling seriously, especially if you are the sign person at Spalding County High School.  I’ve heard of slowing down during a vacation, but that’s ridiculous.       Their, thats’ bettur:         …

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Apr 25

My Convention Shopping List – complete with shopping tips!

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*This post contains affiliate links for Teach Them Diligently* I am looking forward to attending the Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention in Spartanburg, NC next week. As a second-generation homeschooler I grew up attending homeschooling conventions with my parents and siblings. I have some very special memories related to these events growing up. We looked …

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Apr 24

Spring Has Sprung Housecleaning Challenge Update #3

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I am linking up with Money Saving Mom for her 30-Day Housecleaning Challenge. I have a confession to make. I started the month of April fully intending to do every day of the challenge. Somehow I didn’t take into account the crazy schedule we had for the month including numerous reviews, road trips, finishing up our school …

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Apr 23

Dr. Craft’s Active Play Book – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

    In our busy, everyday home school life, we often forget to take the time to do meaningful physical activities with our little ones. I was recently given the opportunity to review a great book and DVD set that tackles this problem head on. Dr. Craft’s Active Play Books has created this title, Active Play! Fun Physical …

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Apr 20

Dave’s Dots

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Its always Marsha….Marsha, Marsha, Marsha  My kids’ latest obsession is the 40-year-old Brady Bunch show. First “Manatee Grey” and now this:  Target will rename its “Orina” brand of shoes, after learning that “orina” means “urine” in Spanish.  Give Target a little bit of a break, though.  They are a French company and can’t be expected to …

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Apr 19

Math Rider – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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I had been asking my friends for suggestions on teaching math facts to kids and I got so many different answers, I didn’t know where to turn. My 10-year old seems to have a good grip on his math facts but I was hoping to find a better way than flash cards to teach them …

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