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FOR TODAY Looking out my window… it’s a very grey day with no wind. We’ve had sooo much wind this summer, but I don’t want to complain because it has kept the bugs down. The temperatures have gotten down to freezing a couple times and a few of the leaves are starting to turn colors, … Continue reading »

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Homeschool Horsemanship

This last week we had five of our kids participate in the Homeschool Horsemanship lessons offered by Victory Bible Camp. I am so thankful that my kids get the opportunity to take these classes though our homeschool program. I chaperoned Matthew, Lydia, Caleb, Ben, and Gabe for the 2-night/3-day class while Kara babysat the littles … Continue reading »

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First Day of School Pics

I actually got pictures taken this year!

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Our Students


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Our School Room

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2012-2013 Curriculum

We are getting ready to start our 5th year of homeschooling.  Yikes!  Has it been that long already?  This year we will have a child in 4th, 2nd, 1st, and K-4 with a toddler underfoot.  For the most part our curriculum hasn’t changed from last year; just different levels.  The subjects the older three will … Continue reading »

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Today was a day of firsts.  We harvested our first squash from the garden; two zucchini and two yellow squash.  It is so exciting to finally see the fruits of our labor.  Dh said they tasted the same as squash from the store they must be growing well.  To me they tasted just a little … Continue reading »

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School Room

I am getting excited about the new school year approaching. The beginning of a new year is always exciting with new books and fresh enthusiasm.  However, the main reason for my excitement this year is that we actually have a dedicated school space in our current house. 🙂 We will be starting our 4th year … Continue reading »

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The Princess and the Speech Class

Today was Princess’ last special ed. class for the school year.  I am a little frustrated with how little they have focused on her speech.  When I’ve asked about it I was told that they needed to establish a ‘base’ or rapport with her before they could proceed with working on her speech; that they … Continue reading »

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Start of a New School Year

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I was nervous about starting Buddy in 1st grade this year. Kindergarten didn’t seem to be a big deal; everything I read said to relax and just concentrate on teaching him to read and understand the concept of numbers. Last year went really well, but I’ve … Continue reading »

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