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Melissa Wood
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Lots of growing and learning and beginning to have interests beyond just playing. These years are going to go fast.
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Any other homeschoolers planning middle school?
I almost can't believe we are here already. The years are flying by so quickly. Following is an overview of plans I've been working on for the next three years of ds' education. We will still be using Easy Peasy for most subj...
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Yes I'm in the throes of middle school planning right now with a few changes ahead for us. I'll plan to do a post highlighting that soon. Thanks +Melissa Wood!
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This inspires me. You will have to click the link. I can't get the right video imbedded to save my life. The above links to a TEDxTalk entitled "School is optional" by Ken Danford. He does not mean working, learning, growing,...
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I hadn't written anything about our home school since last January. But, have been prompted to pick it up again and continue to record what we're using and any other thoughts that rattle around in my brain.
Didn't I just wish everyone "Happy New Year" for 2013? Well, here it is, 2014 and I'm saying it again. To be perfectly honest, it doesn't appear I really have any readers here, so have to admit that I have slacked off in writ...
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I'm not sure my attempt to post the video about this is working. Here is a direct link to the curriculum website. Check it out!
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Here is how our homeschool year is going so far.
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Our homeschooling update. Always learning!
Back at the end of January I had written about how we were taking a pause from Teaching Textbooks and doing things differently than we had planned, with every intention of returning to Teaching Textbooks. Well, that did not h...
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Seems I spoke too soon and did have to switch things up in math. But all is well.  :)  It is important to remember that the curriculum is a tool that works for you, not the other way around.
I marveled in my Year 5 post that everything was working wonderfully and we wouldn't be making any changes. Well, here I am to eat those words. Its really nothing major, just a pause, I think. Teaching Textbooks' spiral appro...
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Here is our year 5, current year, plan - going strong.  :)
And now on to what we are doing this year. And can you believe it, we're halfway through it and I'm not making any changes. Nope, its all good and we're sticking with it. I think that is a first! So, first a little background...
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Lets see if this one works better.
Wanted to share this with the G+ community.
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I suppose some will like it. I am not a Ron Paul fan. :)
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Hello! I know I haven't been here in a while. But, I just heard about this from The Libertarian Homeschooler over on FB and had to come share it with you guys. This new homeschool curriculum is just being launched and is very intriguing to me. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Check it out.
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I am a follower of Christ, an Army wife (retiree), an adoptive mom, a home school mom, a foodie wannabe, a gardener wannabe, and happy to be back in TX - among other things. :)

My circles: Homeschoolers (a very diverse group), Christian Homeschoolers, CM Homeschoolers, Faith Walkers (inspiring fellow Christians), Foodies, Gardeners . . .
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    Psychology, 1990 - 1994
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