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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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2017 Solar Eclipse – Our First Official Day of School

We weren’t in the path of totality, but we were close enough to be fine staying home to view the 2017 solar eclipse. To prepare for the eclipse, we watched some short, cool videos regarding what would happen. Some of our favorites were: We said syzygy about a million times and it’s just as fun …

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