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First day of kindergarten!

Today was our first “official” day of kindergarten!  Peanut woke up to several surprises: I had completely rearranged and reorganized our sunporch and dining room to make a dedicated play area and a dedicated school area, and I had packed her backpack with a slew of new, wrapped school supplies. 160 more words


Kindergarten Week 4 {FIAR} Ferdinand

We learned about bull fighting and Spain this week with the classic story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.


I began to realize in the last few weeks that Singapore 1A is quite different than the K books that we enjoyed over the last two years.   449 more words

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Very Last First Time

Our third “row” was a wonderful book I’d never read: “Very Last First Time,” by Jan Andrews and illustrated by Ian Wallace.  This book features Eva, an Inuit girl, who lives along Ungava Bay in northern Canada. 1,094 more words


The Bee Tree

Our second “row” of the year was “The Bee Tree,” by Patricia Polacco.  We had a great time with this one, mostly because it included the consumption of honey…every. 468 more words


anatomy of a homeschool bookcase

As someone who is addicted to books, I love-love-love looking at what people have on the shelves of their bookcases.  And as a homeschool mama, I also love to check out how others organize their school resources.   1,001 more words


The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.

Our first “row” of the year was the wonderful (true) story of “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge.”  This book made me wish for the first time in 7 years that I still lived in CT (within driving/train distance to NYC); it would have made an… 606 more words


Kindergarten Week 3 {FIAR} Storm in the Night

When I looked at the upcoming weather for last week and saw there were several days of storms ahead, I knew it was the perfect time to row  551 more words

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