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Fall Harvest Curriculum – Week One

In addition to the math, art, and nature study we’ve already been doing, we began our language arts curriculum this week. I chose to go with the Wee Folk Art Seasonal companions again because everyone enjoyed the format and it’s a curriculum that can be adapted to fit multiple ages. On this second time around, …

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The Beginning of Weekly Nature Walks

This week we focused on the five senses, beginning with collecting petals for a homemade perfume. The girls picked roses, borage, and calendula and the mixture of them together was fragrantly delightful! Both girls have been helping more with chores, making life easier for everyone!We had an anything goes art time again. This time they …

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February in a Nutshell

From Valentine’s parties to learning to count by 5’s, 10’s, and 25’s using money, February was a busy month! We played a lot of board games. This one, Spider Pete’s Treasure Game, is great for cooperation, taking turns, and even coordination. We found a foam letter set on Amazon, which the girls have enjoyed using. …

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Harvest Unit Week Twelve – Thanksgiving

We started out this week by playing airplane, which gave me a chance to combine learning letters, numbers, manners, food serving, geography, and singing all in one lesson. Not too bad for a Monday! I made little boarding passes with Name/Seat/Destination on them, and numbered our rows with lowercase and uppercase letters. The girls chose …

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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 think about it. There’s something about these two months, though, that make me want to draw in and stay close to home, but there are get-togethers, …

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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 little red hen growing and cooking corn, which we can’t eat. So, in addition to reading that version, we watched a few being read on YouTube. Each one still …

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