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Which books should children have read before they finish primary school?

A recent BBC article focused on a list of must-read novels for children before they leave primary school. The list was selected by 500 teachers for the… 378 more words

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DIY Chore Chart

As part of our countdown to homeschooling – five more sleeps! Yikes! – I made a chore chart for each of the girls. The idea is that once they’ve completed a chore, they clip that chore’s peg onto their chore chart. 274 more words


Enriching Our Minds Though Quality Books

Each school term we read a book aloud together. This is a book which we can all enjoy; from ages 7 – 13. All of us love to read and enjoy books. 149 more words

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Life Lessons

We had company this week. Friends whom we hadn’t seen since we started home schooling. They have seen a lot of what we have shared online of course. 144 more words


Sixteen year old girl outrides Paul Revere


How did Paul Revere get all the credit? Sure he was a prominent businessman and all, but what Sybil Ludington did was much more amazing. She was the oldest of twelve children, her father was a colonel in the colonial army. 157 more words

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Why My Kids Make Their Own Schedule and Why It Works

As the summer recedes and fall is approaching, I’ve spent some time thinking about what went well in the 2014-2015 school year, and what didn’t.  One thing we did last year that worked very well for us was the kids making their own schedule for their schoolwork. 1,018 more words

Stories About My Life

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Our first week back at school was challenging. My children had a hard time adjusting and we all needed a little more patience. As homeschooling mom’s we often feel like a failure when things don’t go smoothly. 99 more words