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Monday, April 24, 2017

Why Create Custom Assignment Sheets?

Over the past 10 years, I have used many different methods to record our homeschool lessons and activities. Once upon a time, a spiral notebook it an outline of my day’s plans was sufficient, but as my children got older and there were more of them, they needed (and demanded) more independence in their studies, so my planning methods have evolved over them.

Why Create Your Own Custom Assignment Pages?

I’ve gone from writing what we are doing on a whiteboard to giving each of my children a customized, printed sheet with the week’s assignments and activities.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

1st Holy Communion

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Congratulations to Peter and Emma,

who both received their 1st Holy Communion today!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Raising Expert Readers, a review of Apologia’s Readers in Residence

Your child has progressed past phonics, past developing reading fluency, and he’s even pretty good at comprehending anything and everything…what’s next for kids in the middle grades who like to read for enjoyment, but are not quite ready to delve deeply into the Greek tragedies or Shakespeare’s myriad allusions? Readers in Residence Volume 1 (Sleuth) from Apologia Educational Ministries might be just the thing. I recently had the opportunity to try out and review this brand new program with my 5th grader.

readers in residence review at Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

Monday, April 17, 2017

Free Emily Dickinson Poetry Copywork: “There is no Frigate like a book”


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I’ve just uploaded brand new copywork pages for my subscribers to download of Emily Dickinson’s “There is no Frigate like a book.”

The 12 page file includes both print and cursive versions, as well as blank pages in different line sizes and configurations. Here’s a sample:

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