Posts Tagged ‘Homeschool’

#WhyIHomeschool

Friday, April 20, 2012 11:26 2 Comments

One day I found these two next to the back door, with Zu excitedly jabbering about something and pointing out the window. Ela had her arm around him and was nodding and playing along, while pointing to the same things as a way to say, “Yep, Zu, that is pretty cool.”  Ela has taken on […]

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Orange Day

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 7:07 Comments Off on Orange Day

We finally got around to doing another color themed day! Can you guess what it was? That’s right! A day full of orange! We started off the day trying to track down some orange clothes. Turns out, Ela doesn’t have orange clothes, so we borrowed from J-Zee’s massive orange shirt collection. We had to dress […]

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Harold and the Purple Crayon

Friday, January 6, 2012 23:37 1 Comment

Our second book club was to discuss the book Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson. This book club was hosted at our neighbor’s home, so we were able to just show up and enjoy the adventure this time! We started the morning off by rereading the book as a group and then sorted […]

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Caps For Sale!

Monday, December 26, 2011 20:33 Comments Off on Caps For Sale!

I have talked before about the homeschool group that we do weekly activities with. One of our goals is to get the kids together for a book club meeting every month. I got the book club idea from Tristan over at Our Busy Homeschool and thought it would be a great thing to add to […]

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First Unofficially-Official Field Trip

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 22:34 4 Comments

We started a group with a family from our neighborhood that meets weekly to do educationalish type stuff (like field trips, book clubs, free play, nature study, and really whatever we want). We’ve been meeting since September, but I have yet to report and record what we’ve been up to with them… “oops” (yes, that […]

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Sword Balancing

Saturday, August 27, 2011 15:10 1 Comment

Our latest chapter book read was The Knight at Dawn from the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.  Why this one?  Well there’s a sword on the front, of course!  Swords are THE THING according to J-Zee. The story follows Jack and Annie as they are transported back to the Middle Ages, complete […]

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Japan Books

Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:32 1 Comment

Here are the books that we read (and read and read and read) about Japan. I would recommend all of them (amazingly, since we usually pick up a dud or two at the library, lol). Here we go!   Grandfather’s Journey by Allen Say is a very personal story about living in two different cultures […]

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Green Day

Saturday, August 13, 2011 15:32 Comments Off on Green Day

Ela is nearly three and still confuses her colors, so I decided to do a few color theme days where we focus on just one color a day.  We decided to start with green, since “GREEN!” is her favorite answer to the age old question “What color is this?” We started off the day by […]

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Active Reading

Saturday, July 9, 2011 16:49 Comments Off on Active Reading

One of the current favorite books at our house (favorites tend to change every week or so, if not daily) is DW Flips by Marc Brown. And you can’t read DW Flips without an immediate somersaulting session afterward (or headstands as the case may be). Now that’s what I call active reading!

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Fruit Sushi

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 14:16 3 Comments

This past weekend we went to theaters (gasp! we never go to movies!) and saw Disney/Pixar’s “Cars 2.”  I must admit, it was much more violent than I expected (cars shooting each other the whole time, yet still rated G?).  Regardless, our in-house Cars fanatic (J-Zee) gave it two thumbs up.  So you are probably […]

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