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Shannen Espelien
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Homeschool mama; Blogger; Muslim revert
Homeschool mama; Blogger; Muslim revert

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Setup your backyard for nature study

When mama is tired, or the home todo list needs some slashing, a backyard can check off some of those homeschooling boxes for us homeschooling moms. Beyond just a birdfeeder (which has more uses than you might think), I include some things we have in our backyard to make it a place of exploration and learning.

http://www.middlewaymom.com/setup-your-backyard-for-nature-study/

#homeschool #naturestudy #charlottemason
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Poetry Books for Kids!

My young kids can build a love for poetry given the right resources. Here are our top three books we use time and time again.

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I need to try this once my rhubarb plant is in full bloom!
An Americana classic and one of the best desserts you'll have this spring: Rhubarb Grunt.  RECIPE:  https://goo.gl/TCSWVh #rhubarb   #glutenfreerecipes  
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A learning-rich environment is the core of a successful homeschool. 

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3 Kindergarten Goals

Curriculum is easy to come by, but what goals are we working toward? That needs to remain our compass.

http://www.middlewaymom.com/homeschool-kindergarten-goals/

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What great ideas! As we're headed toward more lapbooks, I love finding creative ideas like this!
4 Clever Ways to Store Writing in Lapbooks You know I’m not the crafty loving type of person, but I know that learning with lapbooks stick. Today, I’m sharing 4 clever ways to store writing in lapbooks. Not only are these good ideas for long term storage, but they are also out of the box ideas that nudge reluctant writers to put pen to paper.
#ihsnet #lapbooks  

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Why We No Longer Use the Classical Method

And why Charlotte Mason has won our hearts. Life experience has shown my the value in a more gentle approach.

http://www.middlewaymom.com/why-we-no-longer-use-the-classical-method/
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Always great to add to our Islamic resources!

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This is adorable! What a fun way to bring out comprehension of this classic book. =)
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