Week 2: Co-op & Currclick Online Classes Start Again 8/17

This was another great week of school for us we sterted our Co-op & Currclick Online Classes. 

This week we took Tuesday off because it was Pearson’s 10th birthday.

Student Reports

Peyton is doing well and managed to stay caught up on everything. This has been a problem in the past.  Right now she is scheduled

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Planning for Mystery of History Vol. 4

So this is our 4th year in Mystery of History and we have reached the final book in the 4 book series. Let me tell you I am just as excited about this History Curriculum as I was when we began it many years ago. I really feel like I have a good feel for the curriculum and how to use it effectively.

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Field Trip Ideas K-2


A comprehensive list of “General”  Field Trip ideas for your Kindergarten to second grade student. I have not included links because you’re going to want to visit your local police department not mine here in hot & humid Texas.

  1.  Police
  2. Fire Department
  3. Animal Shelter
  4. Dump
  5. Recycling Center
  6. Water Company
  7. Electric Company
  8.  Amish Country
  9.  farm supply store
  10.  library
  11. symphony performance
  12. farms
  13. local universities “Fairs” for example a Chemistry Fair
  14. pumpkin patches
  15. tree farm
  16. We also invite community members (fire fighter, police officer, animal control, etc.) into the classroom.
  17.  Historical Reenactment
  18. nursing home
  19. recreation center
  20.  Wal-Mart (or Supermarket)
  21. zoo
  22. post office
  23. bakery
  24. Botanical gardens
  25. garden center
  26. airport
  27. nearby state parks
  28. Candy Store/Maker

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Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2015-16


Last year I shared some troubles we had in Language Arts.  The good news is we found a program I like and we stuck with it and have had some wonderful results. The results of our <a class="zem_slink" title="Standardized test" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standardized_test" target="_blank

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Huge Homeschool Used Curriculum Sale

Used curriculum sale
It’s the 1st iHomeschool Network Used Homeschool Curriculum Sale Blog Hop! That’s right loads of women that review curriculum are letting it go, at bargain basement prices! Be sure to check out the other iHN Bloggers and other homeschoolers who join us in this fun sale!

I am trying to maintain a minimalist homeschool (sounds like an oxymoron doesn’t it) so I have pulled anything off my shelf I have not used in the last 2 years, as well as  products I have reviewed. So if you are interested in purchasing and have a question don’t hesitate to ask.


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