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Weekly Review: Fifth Week

I am enjoying school so much more this year than I have any other year.  Everything is so easy.  I don’t feel obligated to get loads of worksheets, projects, or activities done.  Truly, my kids didn’t really learn anything by doing all that anyway.  By simply reading and narrating, I know the kids are learning and comprehending and I have done my job.  If I have time to put an activity together, that’s fine, but I much prefer our cooking, playing, crafting time to all the projects and other stuff that just gets thrown away.  Keep reading to see how we did this week… Continue reading

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Weekly Review: Fourth Week

We just completed our fourth week of school!  We’re a month into it and everyone is still happy, having fun, and learning.  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.  Following is everything that we learned from what we read this week.  If you have read these stories and have a learning idea, activity, etc., please share it in the comments section.  And Catherine, if your reading, this post is for you.  I cannot for the life of me get the formatting on this thing to be consistent!
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Weekly Review: Third Week

This was our week in a nutshell, complete with pictures as promissed.  I know it’s late, but here it is anyway.  We had a fairly good week and normal week.  It was exciting.  We had our very busy extra curricular schedule along with our regular studies.  My middle daughter is picking out words and beginning to read.  My oldest is beginning to not hate reading so much.  They both love math and my son just wants to do it all.  The year is going well so far.  If you have read or plan on reading any of these stories, please share what you taught your kids, what they learned,  or what you learned from them. Continue reading

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A not so “Laconic Answer” and weekly review

For those who are following the AO lesson plans, I thought I would mention what lessons I try to teach my kids from the stories we read each week.  I hope that you will share your opinions of the stories as well and what your family has learned from the readings.  Sorry, no pictures… maybe next week.

Fifty Famous Stories Retold:  ”The Sword of Damocles”  

My girls had a hard time narrating this story probably because of the unusual names.  My guess is that narrations will get better with practice and as the names become familiar.  After reading this story, I took the opportunity to teach my kids the phrase, “The grass isn’t always greener on the other side”, and we talked about being content:

Heb 13:5  “Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have.”

Phil 4:11-13  …For I have learned to be content, whatever the circumstances may be. I know now how to live when things are difficult and I know how to live when things are prosperous. In general and in particular I have learned the secret of eating well or going hungry–of facing either plenty or poverty. I am ready for anything through the strength of the One who lives within me. Continue reading

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