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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 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 family had made during the last year.Inspired by this book, we looked for ways we could be self-sufficient this week. That led us to make rose water, rose hydrosol, …

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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 Levenson. The Biggest Pumpkin Ever is a story about two mice who are both taking care of a pumpkin at different times of day, unaware of each other. Pumpkin …

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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 reading “The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree” and “How Do You Know It’s Fall?”, and then we made Four Season Trees from Easy Peasy and Fun. We got …

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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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