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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 local Chinese garden and a birthday party. Since we weren’t able to check out any books, we relied on YouTube for our stories and found a couple of …

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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, especially with this much consistency. That being said, we were all feeling a little burnt out this week. I started earlier than planned so we’d have built in days off in case this happened. …

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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 working out great. They’re fun to do and are helping Mimi recognize letters more quickly. Adi has even been having fun coloring the pages. Check out that determination on her face! I’m really …

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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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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 what letters, uppercase and lowercase, she can recognize without any hesitation. This was our first “test”and she enjoyed doing it. If there was anything except 100% confidence …

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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 the opportunity to slow down and develop a greater understanding of topics and also take the time to redo anything that might need more attention. It can be easy to …

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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 is only $6 (!), I can’t recommend it enough. There are two book suggestions, a craft and/or field trip, poetry memorization, and an art study every week. It’s very book heavy, but …

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Blueberries for Sal Activities

Blueberries for Sal is one of our favorite books. We originally heard about it when we did Before Five in a Row a couple of years ago and it’s one we pull out to read yearly before picking blueberries. This year, it sounded like a great way to follow our plan of easing into homeschooling so we brought …

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