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Log Cabin Craft #1 ~ Construction Paper and Craft Sticks

Log Cabin Craft #1 ~ Construction Paper and Craft Sticks

We are using the Little House series as a basis for half of our history this year. In doing this we started the year with a week long camp where the kids got to “Live a Long Time Ago” in the 19th Century. They wore time period appropriate costumes, and learned things like how to(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Short Beginnings ~ 9/7/2012

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Short Beginnings ~ 9/7/2012

Quote For The Week: Monday – Labor Day: We were able to enjoy a relaxing day on our last day before school officially begins again for the new academic year. I am working on updating the website for Jayden’s football team, The Hilton Raiders, which this year has become Ava’s cheer team as well. Chloe(…)

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Review: HomeArtStudio ~ Third Grade

Review: HomeArtStudio ~ Third Grade

Before beginning the 2011/2012 school year I spent a great deal of time researching art for my children. It is not on my list of strong subjects, thus I need something to hold my hand and help me out. I did find some things, and worked on some projects with the kids this year. Then(…)

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Valentine’s Day Card Craft: Cupid’s Arrows

Valentine’s Day Card Craft: Cupid’s Arrows

Ava found a Valentine in Family Fun Magazine that she wanted to make for her friends this year. I did not have all the things needed to complete the project so I modified the activity to fit our needs. Supplies: 12×12 colored card stock (1 piece makes 4 red bases & 1 white piece makes(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 19 ~ Endings & New Beginnings (Picasso & Africa)

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 19 ~ Endings & New Beginnings (Picasso & Africa)

Monday: We started out the week a little slow. The kids were happy though as we had a Ciravola-Kinsler Family Kid Swap. We got the boys, and the Kinsler’s got the big girls (the little girls are too little to swap them yet). Luckily for me we had already planned a down day as I(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 16: Helen Keller, Picasso & Soup

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 16: Helen Keller, Picasso & Soup

  Monday: We started our week with Music Lesson Monday. (No Museum this time because we had some places to get Grandma to.) Jayden was pleasantly surprised to see that his spelling words this week were all states. The list gave him 17 and he got to chose 3 of his own.   Tuesday: In(…)

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Chuck Close Portraits

Chuck Close Portraits

This month for art our focus is American painter, photographer, and print maker Chuck Close. I found children’s art inspired by his work and thought it would make a great project for us to do. This first one is where we are going to begin our project. This second portrait is done in a similar style,(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 3: Atoms, Elements, & Chess

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Week 3: Atoms, Elements, & Chess

  Week number 3 has come to an end. Jayden started Chess Club on Friday which knocked my plans off a little bit. Our Chemistry lab of making the first 10 elements on the Periodic Table with marshmallow did not quite get finished. Luckily we either have time over the weekend or we can finish(…)

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Weekly-Wrap Up ~ Miniature Golf and Watercolors

Weekly-Wrap Up ~ Miniature Golf and Watercolors

  Monday: This Monday was kind of like our Tuesday. We started our school year out on Friday last week because we are having a big garage sale this weekend and wanted to get a jump start on our week of work. Ava is loving doing her “arithmetic” which for her is just adding right(…)

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Giveaway & Review:  Pick and Draw

Giveaway & Review: Pick and Draw

I came across Pick and Draw in November of 2010 while perusing through the many wonderful homeschool blogs out there. My husband and I tried the demonstration on their website and loved it! It wasn’t until after Christmas that I finally purchased it for my family. (After, of course, trying to win them on various(…)

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Teaching the Color Wheel

Teaching the Color Wheel

This is a lesson in teaching the color wheel.  Not only do we cover the terminology but we also have some fun painting our own color wheels. Teaching the Color Wheel Using the color wheel print outs from Enchanted Learning, I set out to teach the kids about primary, secondary and tertiary colors, as well(…)

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