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Lesson Plan, eleventh week

If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  Follow these steps to make the best use of my plan:

  1. Pre-read all the assignments.
  2. View the extra links I have included.
  3. Prep any copy work that you plan on assigning.
  4. Print anything that you need a hard copy of, e.g. pictures for ‘Book of Centuries’
  5. Read the selected assignment to your child if they are not able to read it themselves.
  6. Ask for a narration.
  7. Share the links with your child that you found to be most beneficial.
  8. Let me know what links were helpful or if you found information that was helpful.

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Lesson Plan, tenth week

If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  Follow these steps to make the best use of my plan:

  1. Pre-read all the assignments.
  2. View the extra links I have included.
  3. Prep any copy work that you plan on assigning.
  4. Print anything that you need a hard copy of, e.g. pictures for ‘Book of Centuries’
  5. Read the selected assignment to your child if they are not able to read it themselves.
  6. Ask for a narration.
  7. Share the links with your child that you found to be most beneficial.
  8. Let me know what links were helpful or if you found information that was helpful.

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Lesson Plan, nineth week

If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  Follow these steps to make the best use of my plan:

  1. Pre-read all the assignments.
  2. View the extra links I have included.
  3. Prep any copy work that you plan on assigning.
  4. Print anything that you need a hard copy of, e.g. pictures for ‘Book of Centuries’
  5. Read the selected assignment to your child if they are not able to read it themselves.
  6. Ask for a narration.
  7. Share the links with your child that you found to be most beneficial.
  8. Let me know what links were helpful or if you found information that was helpful.

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Lesson Plan, eighth week

The eighth week of school!  I hope you all are having as much fun as we are.  Just like I thought, this year is a great year.  I am so appreciative of the ladies over at AO for their guidance, planning, and direction.

If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  Follow these steps to make the best use of my plan:

  1. Pre-read all the assignments.
  2. View the extra links I have included.
  3. Prep any copy work that you plan on assigning.
  4. Print anything that you need a hard copy of, e.g. pictures for ‘Book of Centuries’
  5. Read the selected assignment to your child if they are not able to read it themselves.
  6. Ask for a narration.
  7. Share the links with your child that you found to be most beneficial.
  8. Let me know what links were helpful or if you found information that was helpful.

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Lesson Plan, seventh week

Seven weeks of school and still no snow for us.  Our garden is nearly done do to the cooler weather, so we will have much more time for school.  We will be canning the last of the green beans this week as well as some more peaches and hopefully some applesauce.  All this will make for another hectic week.  Learning the balance between the home school day and everyday life is the biggest challenge we face, but making it all work is the greatest reward.

If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  Follow these steps to make the best use of my plan:

  1. Pre-read all the assignments.
  2. View the extra links I have included.
  3. Prep any copy work that you plan on assigning.
  4. Print anything that you need a hard copy of, e.g. pictures for ‘Book of Centuries’
  5. Read the selected assignment to your child if they are not able to read it themselves.
  6. Ask for a narration.
  7. Share the links with your child that you found to be most beneficial.
  8. Let me know what links were helpful or if you found information that was helpful.

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Lesson Plan, sixth week

Six weeks into school already!  This week appears to be a little lighter than last week, which is perfect timing for us since we are planning a garage sale.  If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  To make the best of these, you should read the story first, then look over all of the links.  You will not need to show all of them to your kids.  Some have quite a bit of reading that you could boil down into a brief summary if your kids are asking too many questions, as mine often do.  If you are doing narrations with your children, ask for the narration before sharing anything else.  If you don’t, the new information seeps into their narration and the integrity of the story is compromised. Continue reading

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Lesson Plan, fifth week

Here is my plan for our fifth week of school.  If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  To make the best of these, you should read the story first, then look over all of the links.  You will not need to show all of them to your kids.  Some have quite a bit of reading that you could boil down into a brief summary if your kids are asking too many questions, as mine often do.  If you are doing narrations with your children, ask for the narration before sharing anything else, otherwise the new information seeps into the narration of the reading and becomes confusing.
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Lesson Plan, fourth week

Here is my plan for our fourth week of school.  If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  To make the best of these, you should read the story first, then look over all of the links.  You will not need to show all of them to your kids.  Some have quite a bit of reading that you could boil down into a brief summary if your kids are asking too many questions, as mine often do.
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Lesson Plan, third week

Here is my plan for our third week of school.  If you are new to my blog, please see my curriculum page so you can have a better understanding of the resources that I use.  Most of this plan adheres closely to the AO curriculum.  For more information on how to provide a true CM education, please visit their site.  I have included quite a few links that I found to be helpful.  To make the best of these, you should read the story first, then look over all of the links.  You will not need to show all of them to your kids.  Some have quite a bit of reading that you could boil down into a brief summary if your kids are asking too many questions, as mine often do.  I am trying to keep things simple until we find our groove.  Hopefully by next week we will have started our composer and artist study.
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Lesson Plan 9/4

Well, with the passing of Grandpa and so many days missed over the past week, I am calling for a mandatory hibernation for our family.  We will still read and spend lots of time together and focus on getting things inside the house and outside the house caught up on.  I hope to get zucchini relish, sweet pickles, dill pickles, and peaches canned this week so that next week will be open for the beans.  I will also be posting the lesson for 30 Minutes for Mommy next week, so be watching for it!

This week is a perfect example of how freeing and beautiful a homeschool life can be.  We were able to mourn the loss of Grandpa without the worry of the kids missing any school.  And they still learned so much this week.  They heard real life accounts of The Depression from Grandma’s view point because she lived it!  We talked a lot about God and his grace and plan of salvation for us.  We practiced math facts in the car.  We wrote cards and learned the spelling of several new words.  The week did not go according to plan, but we still learned and that is what is important.  And, I can easily get caught up because the year is still young.

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