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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 12

    This week found us continuing our space unit we started last week. I went into this unit not knowing how long we would spend studying space but I think next week will probably be our last week. It was a crazy busy week, there was a doctor appointment one morning, I was sick one morning, we had multiple play dates and the week ended up getting away from us so we really only “did school” one day this week. Sometimes weeks like that happen and I’m thankful for the flexibility homeschooling allows.     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW   For reference, here’s the low down on the kids: Raeca –…

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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 11

    One of the nice things about homeschooling is that we can follow our interests, both the kids’ and mine. Since I’ve been reading a few science fiction books this month (Skyward, Starsight and The Martian) I was feeling very space-y and decided it was officially time we learned about space!     This week we just used the resources we had on hand but I have requested a number of space books from the library that will hopefully arrive shortly and we can use to dig deeper into our unit over the next few weeks. If you have any space resources you would recommend I would love to hear them!…

  • Our Homeschool Week in Review - what we did and resources we used with a first grader and fourth grader
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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 10

    I have been sharing a review of our homeschool week over on my homeschool blog for the last number of months but I have recently/once again been mulling over the idea of combing both my blogs into one. The reason I have kept them separate has been for “the people” – those that want to read about homeschooling can head there and those that want to read the rest can come here. But with the way life has been in the last while I think it’s time to prioritize what makes sense for our family and that is me writing on one blog instead of two. The homeschool site will…

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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 9

    This week was a little different for us. We didn’t do much school work on Monday or Tuesday because I was running a bundle sale over at Intentional Bundles and was monitoring my email more than normal. On Friday the big kids went to a homeschool gym time with some friends and while they were gone our social worker called us to say she would be reuniting our foster boys with their birth family and would be picking them up in a few hours to do so.     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW   For reference, here’s the low down on all the kids: The Daughter – she’s 9…

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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume 8

    This week we had a mix of what I would call “school days” and “extra curricular days”. We had a field trip to a museum one day and went sledding with one morning with a bunch of friends. It was really a perfect balance this week where both my introvert and extrovert got a bit of what they prefer.     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW   For reference, here’s the low down on all the kids: The Daughter – she’s 9 and in grade 4 The Son – he’s 6 and in grade 1 The Preschooler – he’s 3 The Toddler – he’s 2 (The preschooler and toddler came…

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    Homeschool Week in Review – Volume Seven

    I feel like we finally started to hit our post-Christmas homeschool groove this week. Plus the -30 C/F temperatures from last week gave way to -5C (23F) temperatures so that was also really helpful! One thing I hope to add in for next week is the beginnings of a morning basket. I asked for some input over on Instagram the other day on what people’s favorite items are in their morning baskets and I’ve been pulling a few things out for ours. Anyway, let’s chat about last week before I get too excited about a week that hasn’t even happened yet!     OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW For reference,…