Exodus 20

Tracy / November 23, 2016

Exodus 20 is our latest scripture memory passages. A number of months back, our pastor was teaching through this section. Each week, someone would volunteer to recite this section of scripture. My older children knew The 10 Commandments. Some of my middle kiddos had to work a bit on it and my littles were learning just from listening to the…

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Homeschooling: Our First Month

Tracy / September 5, 2015

Our first month of homeschooling has officially come to an end. When I posted after our first week, I was very happy with the direction we were taking. It’s been an exciting year, so far. With exactly one month done, my children still adore the curriculum we are using. That makes this mama a very happy woman. The following are…

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LEGO Americana Roadshow

Tracy / August 28, 2015

The LEGO Americana Roadshow has arrived in our city! Do your children play with LEGOS? They are the toy of choice in our home with my oldest children. We happened on the exhibit completely by accident but it made a perfect homeschool field trip. (KUDOS, LEGO corporation for turning something children love into something that teaches, too!) The mall had…

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The Southern Museum of Flight

Tracy / August 28, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Southern Museum of Flight in Birmingham, a couple of weeks ago! With Paul home more recently, we have taken the opportunity do some quick field trips with the children. This was first on our list since we have passes to another local museum that allow us to be admitted to the Southern Museum…

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Homeschooling – Our First Week!

Tracy / August 12, 2015

We’re beginning our second week of homeschooling for the 2015-2016 school year. We have been homeschooling now for 21 years! Each year brings unique success and challenges. Homeschooling for 2015-2016 is off to a great start. Teaching Textbooks, The Mystery of History, Illuminations, and The McGuffey Readers are our curriculum favorites, so far! Each of these curriculum choices have some…

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Homeschooling 2015/2016

I know I can not be the only homeschooling mama excited for the new school year to begin! These school supplies being stocked in stores are a good reminder it’s almost time. I find myself walking down the aisles just to see what’s new this year! Yesterday, I found a couple of pretty great posters in Target’s dollar spot (and…

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2014-2015 Curriculum Updates

We have had a fantastic school year. As always, there were some things that worked and some that didn’t work, but that is the exciting part of starting a new year, right? I thought it would be fun to share my three favorite curriculum choices for this past year (and these are not in any particular order). First, Khan Academy…

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Slime

“WHAT are we making?” “EEWWWwwwww“, and then there were giggles all around. Mix equal parts of liquid starch and clear glue. Add a FEW drops of food coloring and mix well. (You may have to mix it some with your fingers.) *This slime will not stain your fingers after it has been mixed well! Also, the longer it’s worked, the…

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And She’s Finished

Tracy / February 10, 2013

Amazing, isn’t it, how different children can be? Two summers ago, Paul was traveling for nearly two months (and Josh was gone too). Benjamin, decided he wanted to finish his phonics book- start to finish, to surprise his papa when he arrived back home. He worked hard that summer, sometimes doing four or five lessons a day! He did finish…

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The Four Facts

Tracy / November 8, 2012

My littles have all been learning their multiplication facts, while the older children are working through drills. This is another video Paul created to help them drill facts. They listen to one of them for a few minutes each day. We’ve been doing this for right at a month. It’s funny to hear Meredith (age 3), trying to recite multiplication…

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The Three Facts

Tracy / November 8, 2012

Paul just finished our newest multiplication video! This one is for the 3 facts: If you missed the last video, you can find the 2 facts HERE.

The Two Facts

Tracy / October 23, 2012

Paul has been creating little videos for our children to learn their multiplication facts. They watch them each day during our school time. We thought we would share with all of you! (Hopefully, we’ll have more soon. :D)