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Preschool Readers List of Favorite Books

Preschool Readers List of Favorite Books

My preschooler, like my other two has a great love of books and reading.  She not only wants to be read to, but will “read” on her own, as well as actually read simpler books with me.  We have some favorites that I would like to share. Preschool Readers Read Alouds: The Red Blanket takes(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Fall Leaves Fall

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Fall Leaves Fall

In stark contrast to last week, this week we were free to stay home, instead of running everyday.  Then we were surprised with a beautiful late fall heat wave and sun fest!  As we were riding our bikes through our neighborhood at 1 o’clock on Tuesday, soaking in the sun, I was thinking to myself,(…)

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Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Birds of a Feather, River Walk

Weekly Wrap-Up ~ Birds of a Feather, River Walk

Monday: Today was a busy, busy, stay at home and work done day.  This week and next are short due to activities out of the house and our 4 day camping weekend so we have to take advantage of the few full days we are home. Tuesday: We started Tuesday with a trip to the(…)

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Book Review ~ The Core

Book Review ~ The Core

Title: The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education . Author: Leigh A. Bortins . Author Biography: Leigh A. Bortins is the founder and CEO of Classical Conversations, Inc., whose enrollment is 20,000. She hosts a weekly radio show, Leigh! for Lunch and lectures widely about the importance of home education at nationwide(…)

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Book Review ~ Dewey the Library Cat

Book Review ~ Dewey the Library Cat

. Title: Dewey the Library Cat: A True Story . Author: Vicki Myron and Bret Witter . Copyright Date: 2010;  Hardcover, 224 pages . Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers . ISBN: 0316068713 . Brief Character List: Dewey, Vicki, Kay, Spencer Town Library . Summary in my Words: This is a middle grade adaptation(…)

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Book Review ~ The Girls

Book Review ~ The Girls

. Title: The Girls . Author: Lori Lansens . Copyright Date: 2006; Hardcover, 352 pages . Publisher: Little, Brown and Company . ISBN: 0316069035 . Brief Character List: Aunt Lovey, Uncle Stash, Rose and Ruby, Cathy and Sherman Merkel, Nick Todino, . Summary in my Words: This is Ruby and Rose Darlen’s story; at 29 they(…)

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 15th, 2010

The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 15th, 2010

Simple Woman’s Daybook FOR TODAY: June 15th, 2010… Outside my window…our street is very quiet.  The buses have not yet come for the neighborhood kids to go to school and the cars carrying the adults to work have long since left. I am thinking…that recently I have become very comfortable in my own skin.  I(…)

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Book Review: 13 Reasons Why

Book Review: 13 Reasons Why

. Title: 13 Reasons Why . Author: Jay Asher . Copyright Date: October 18th, 2007 . Publisher: Razorbill; Hardcover, 304 pages . ISBN: 1595141715 . Brief Character List: Hannah Baker – the girl who committed suicide and left behind the cassette tapes . Characters from the Cassette Tapes: . (Kind of a spoiler so don’t(…)

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10 on 10 ~ June 2010

10 on 10 ~ June 2010

10 on 10: Take a photo every hour for ten consecutive hours on the tenth of each month. Document a day of your life and find beauty among the ordinary moments. 8am 9am 10am 11am Noon 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm To view more 10 on 10’s, head over to Rebekah’s blog.

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The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 8th, 2010

The Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ June 8th, 2010

Simple Woman’s Daybook FOR TODAY: June 8th, 2010… Outside my window…the sun is shining with the promise of a new day.  So many things to think about and decisions to be made. I am thinking…about all the words to positive songs that I can think of.  The one ringing in my head right now is:(…)

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Book Review – The Shack

Book Review – The Shack

. Title: The Shack . Author: William P. Young . Copyright Date: paperback, July 1st, 2007; 256 pages . Publisher: Windblown Media . ISBN: 0964729237 . Brief Character List: Mackenzie Philips, Nan his wife, Missy the child who is murdered, the holy trinity as played by:  Papa, Jesus, and Sarayu . Enotes Synopsis: . The(…)

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Book Review- Bel Canto

Book Review- Bel Canto

. Title: Bel Canto . Author: Ann Patchett . Copyright Date: 2002 – Paperback, 336 pages . Publisher: Harper Perennial . ISBN: 978-0060934415 . Brief Character List: Mr. Hosokowa a Japanese Businessman, Roxanne Coss an American soprano opera singer,  Reuben Iglesias the vice – president, Gen Wantanabe – Hosokowa’s interpreter, Carmen – a young terrorist,(…)

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