Teach Your Child to Read– Phonics/Reading

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Tracy / October 10, 2012

We are asked about the phonics curriculum we use quite often. Honestly, most things change from year to year, but we have managed to find a few “keepers”. Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons remains our main phonics curriculum. Years ago, when we first started to think about homeschooling our children, this was suggested by my uncle…

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Growth Chart

Tracy / October 29, 2011

I’m really sorry these pictures are so bad! This room isn’t the brightest and honestly, I’m still learning about this little gem of a camera my children purchased for me last Christmas. I wanted to share one of my newest projects with you: It’s inspired by this recreation of this Pottery Barn growth chart: (I needed to replace mine after…

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Making Memories- Letters to Children

Tracy / September 28, 2010

For some time, I’ve been writing letters to my children. These aren’t really on anything specific, just random thoughts, memories, things I want to share with each child. They each have baby books and I journal a lot- but these are more casual, I guess. Almost a conversation that I’m having with them at some future date. At the moment,…

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July 30, 2010

So while the older boys are planning their camp out in the backyard, it’s Friday night and the littles are planning a camp out of their own in the library floor: What is so magical about tent sheets and floor sleeping? I remember loving it when I was younger too…I just don’t think my back loves it too much these…

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Just an Update

We’ve unpacked our boxes- each and every one! It’s something I never thought would happen- I’m so glad it’s done! At this point, we’re organizing our school day, creating laundry routines, and refocusing efforts on making things generally more efficient. In this area, I imagine I’ll be spending more time. These details require tweaking, as I’m sure you know. So,…

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Meredith’s Birthday

A whole first year already…. Meredith’s first baby prints on the birthday tablecloth– She loved feeling the paint between her toes! My Mom made her the sweetest bear: She loves it and has been taking it pretty much everywhere since! Mom also crocheted a doll…with yellow hair. She made Meredith a matching hat and wig!! We laughed and laughed!! The…

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