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Slowing Down and Enjoying December

Slowing Down and Enjoying December

November and December are two of the busiest months of the year for us, at least until summer starts. Maybe the whole year is crazy busy now that I …
Harvest Unit Week Ten – The Ox-Cart Man and Self Sufficiency

Harvest Unit Week Ten – The Ox-Cart Man and Self Sufficiency

This week, our main book, The Ox-Cart Man, was about a self-sufficient family and focused on the father traveling once a year to sell everything the …
Harvest Unit Week Nine – More Pumpkins

Harvest Unit Week Nine – More Pumpkins

This week, we focused on pumpkins again. The two pumpkin books we read were The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steve Kroll and Pumpkin Circle by George …
Harvest Unit Week Eight and a Half – Seasons and Live Music

Harvest Unit Week Eight and a Half – Seasons and Live Music

We split week eight over two weeks to give us extra time to complete all the activities for this week. We finished up our study on leaves by“ …
Harvest Unit Week Eight – Pumpkin Patch

Harvest Unit Week Eight – Pumpkin Patch

It’s pumpkin patch season! We took a trip to one of our favorite semi-local pumpkin patches and were able to get in about four hours of fun before …
Harvest Unit Week Seven – Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

Harvest Unit Week Seven – Why Do Leaves Change Colors?

This week started off with being sick and a library glitch that made our account delinquent for a week. We missed the Autumn Harvest Festival at a …
Harvest Unit Week Six – How Do Apples Grow?

Harvest Unit Week Six – How Do Apples Grow?

This week marks the halfway point in our fall curriculum, and honestly, this is the farthest we’ve ever journeyed into homeschooling, …
Harvest Unit Week Five – Learning to Weave

Harvest Unit Week Five – Learning to Weave

I’m pretty sure this is the unofficial stance of homeschoolers 🙂  The worksheets we’ve been using from The Measured Mom are still …
Harvest Unit Week Four – Little Red Hen

Harvest Unit Week Four – Little Red Hen

The Little Red Hen was our main book for this week. We discovered that there are roughly 45,297,932 versions of this story and ours involves the …
Sweet and Sour Chicken and Veggies over Spaghetti Squash – THM Option

Sweet and Sour Chicken and Veggies over Spaghetti Squash – THM Option

            1 T sesame oil 3 TB coconut oil 1 medium red onion, diced 1 medium yellow, red, or orange bell pepper, …
Harvest Unit Week Three – Tractors and Mud

Harvest Unit Week Three – Tractors and Mud

Mimi and I discussed her goals for this school year and the biggest thing she wants to accomplish is learning to read. Our first step was to assess …
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Vegan, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Vegan, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free

Pumpkin spice is everywhere. I’m not obsessed with pumpkin spice, but I’m not a hater of it either. With our dietary restrictions, most …
Harvest Unit Week Two – Where Milk Comes From

Harvest Unit Week Two – Where Milk Comes From

My biggest goals for homeschooling are to cultivate a love of learning in the girls and to master subjects before moving on. Homeschooling gives us …
Harvest Unit Week One – Learning About Vegetables

Harvest Unit Week One – Learning About Vegetables

We began our Language Arts companion guide the week of 8/21 and jumped in with learning about vegetables. The companion guide we’re following …
Chicken Soup Nuggets – Veggie Filled Recipe

Chicken Soup Nuggets – Veggie Filled Recipe

These nuggets are a great way to get more veggies in your diet, while making chicken nuggets even more delicious. I’ve been making these for …
Chicken with Honey Lime Vinaigrette and Veggies

Chicken with Honey Lime Vinaigrette and Veggies

With homeschooling and little kids, simple dinners work well. I figure once the girls are older and can help with in-depth dinners, we’ll do …
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