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Crystal Cook (LilBearsMama)
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I tried being normal...worst two minutes of my life.
I tried being normal...worst two minutes of my life.

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  Boobear loves practicing his spelling and phonics with Can Do Cubes from jollyliteracy.com. These little wooden cubes from just2ducks LLC came with a CD-Rom and DVD. These have things like the Teacher Guide and the phonetic sounds that you need to know…

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We’ve tried several phonics programs and nothing seemed to really click well until we started using an awesome program from jollyliteracy.com. We received a copy of Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar from just2ducks LLC to review. I was surprised at just how…

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Boobear enjoys puzzles, so I jumped at the chance to review the FlipStir Puzzles from Enlivenze LLC. We received the Solar System puzzle, which is perfect since we’re currently studying astronomy. It’s a great way to help enforce facts about the solar…

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We have been using the Starter Set 1 from Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids to learn Spanish. There are a lot of Spanish-speakers in our area, and I feel it’s a good language for Boobear to learn. The Starter Set 1 is for levels 1-3. It has a DVD with…

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So I guess I should do an update on life and how things are going for us, as well as how homeschooling is going. Boobear’s speech therapist has finally decided that yes, he has a mild case of verbal apraxia. She still doesn’t know what else is going on…

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Recently Boobear has gotten very interested in space. Not surprising in this family! He asked his grandmother to buy him a pack of little foam craft balls. She did and we were expecting him to do something with them that was related to Minecraft or Angry…

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Boobear loves art, and lately he’s been using the lessons from the Entire Level I of ArtAchieve. Let me tell you: this is one happy mama and kiddo! First off, let me tell you I’m no artist. I make stick people look bad. That is just not where my talent…

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To add some variety with our handwriting, we’ve been using Patriotic Penmanship Transition (manuscript to cursive) from Laurelwood Books. This is a great handwriting book for an up-and-coming second grader, though I think it could be used with any grade.…

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One of the challenges that Boobear faces is his speech. While he can make himself understand to those in the family, people outside the family often have a difficult time understanding anything that he says. We’ve been working on it for a long time. Words…

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We’ve recently added notebooking to our homeschool. The Lifetime Membership from NotebookingPages.com has been a real lifesaver in this area! I can’t say enough about it! So just what is NotebookingPages.com? It’s a website where you can find notebooking…
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