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Melissa Wood
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We'll be continuing to use The Thinking Tree Journals this year. Here's the plan.
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I wrote a bit more on how we're finishing out the year.
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Just wanted to share a book I enjoyed over the holidays by a new author. I believe there is a sequel in the works. :)
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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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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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Thinking about the next school year using The Thinking Tree journals.
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An update on year 7...
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Summer is in full swing here and the learning and growing and planning never stop. :)
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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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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 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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  • University of Hawaii
    Psychology, 1990 - 1994
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