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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“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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Meredith and 100 Easy Lessons

Tracy / January 24, 2015

Meredith’s turn! This is the same book we have used for all of our children. It’s a “rite of passage” in our home. (I wrote about it HERE.) This week was Meredith’s turn to begin. She was all smiles!

This Month’s Best Thrifted Find

Tracy / January 19, 2015

Paul and I are constantly working on our home library. Every once in a while we find something pretty special. This was my favorite thrifted addition to our collection this month: In our home, we generally store our books by category. Homeschool moms have a reputation for their love and collections of books. I haven’t yet decided on a way…

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Tracy / November 30, 2014

These are days when I love homeschooling. Don’t think for a minute they are all like this, but there are those when the days stretch out and seem so perfect. We’re enjoying fall. These photos were snapped on the afternoon of the recent solar eclipse. The cooler afternoons have made it difficult to want to be inside, *at all*. I…

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Tracy / November 27, 2014

And this folks, is what we call homeschool science!