Category Archives: Homeschooling

What Color is Your Leisure Suit?

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Since we were already out for her piano lesson, afterwards, Flo and I sought out a quiet place for her to study her Spanish vocabulary a bit, before her tutoring session tomorrow. We ended up at Martin's grocery store cafe. Flo got caught up on things, and we had a good laugh about some of the words… like "leisure suit."… Read more »

Still Here…

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The enormous lapse in time since my last homeschooling review entry clearly illustrates the demands on the time of a homeschooling parent. At some point in the last year, I guess I realized that to fully participate in my children's lives, I would have to spend less time journaling about it for awhile… at least until we're though the toddler… Read more »

November 2008 Homeschool Adventures

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November was, once again, filled with activities and fun things to do. We continued our regular activities of Earth Scouts, yoga and music this month, though there was some shifting around of the schedule. SALT (Smithsburg Area Learning Time Co-op) continued to meet, and despite always having a challenging time getting there by 10am, we continued to attend. We really… Read more »

October 2008 Homeschool Adventures

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October went by in an over-scheduled blur. In fact, it is now November, and I’m reflecting back on October, wondering where the time went. Academically, we’re pretty much on the same path as usual. Flo does lots of independent reading, and we also read together a lot. Flo is one of those people that likes to have three or four… Read more »

September 2008 Homeschool Adventures

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Well, the new “school year” was officially underway this month. We continued many of our regular activities, including Flo’s guitar and piano lessons, Earth Scouts and yoga. The month started with our annual “Not Back to School Picnic.” For the past couple years, we’ve met at a local part in Smithsburg to celebrate the onset of the new “school” year…. Read more »

August 2008 Homeschool Adventures

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We started out the month celebrating Flo’s 9th birthday! On the first, we had a little party for her at home. She invited all her friends over to watch the movie “Spiderwick.” We made movie tickets, had popcorn and drinks, and I made her flower shaped cake. We asked that if anyone wanted to bring a gift that it be… Read more »

May 2008 Homeschool Adventures

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We started the month by going to Shepherdstown, WV to check out the May Day Festivities. They have one of the few remaining Maypole Festivals in the country. It was nice watching the Morris dancers and seeing everyone dressed up in pretty costumes. Flo danced around the Maypole and Joe enjoyed just lounging around watching everyone. We ended the afternoon… Read more »