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Brandy Vencel
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Ruling the world, one cradle at a time.
Ruling the world, one cradle at a time.

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[dropcap]L[/dropcap]et’s just admit right now that the word “teach” is a misnomer. I do not “teach” Latin; I facilitate. I buy the curriculum. I set up the schedule. I make sure questions are answered. But I do not teach. Why? Because I don’t know Latin.…

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:: 1 :: It’s time for Compass Classroom’s Spring Sale! A few times a year, the lowest prices are out — this is one of those times! As you probably know, Grammar of Poetry (assigned in AO Year 7) is one I recommend. Plus, I big time LOVE Visual Latin 1. I…

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[dropcap]I[/dropcapt’s been a busy couple of months, and here I am, needing Easter Break more than ever. You see, next week is my annual spring blogging break (and school break, of course), and while I’m always ready for it, I feel like the parched man in…

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:: 1 :: I’m slowly building my summer reading stack. It’s got some new purchases, as well as some unread old purchases, as well as some books that I just haven’t finished yet. I always write a couple summer reading posts, and I will still do that closer…

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:: 1 :: Where have you been all my life, Mr. Anno? Dawn Duran, our resident Swedish Drill aficionado, introduced me to this new author and I cannot get enough. He’s brilliant! And my children are loving him as well. I’ve bought two so far:  and Anno’s…

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[dropcap]S[/dropcap]omething happens to children’s brains when they begin to hit puberty, and I’m not referring to attitude problems. I’m referring to memory and attention issues. If you’ve been reading here for very long, you’re well aware that I started…

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:: 1 :: We started AmblesideOnline Year 9 Term 3 this week. Oh my goodness! Last term was pretty heavy on economics (son’s choice) so what a relief to have so much literature this term. We’re doing The Count of Monte Cristo and Pride and Prejudice! Plus…

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:: 1 :: Spring is finally here! I know, I know. It’s not official. But it has been glorious this week. I have even made a start at this year’s suntan. In addition to this, my garbage disposal and dishwasher (both of which went kaput last week) have been…

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]e’ve talked before about teaching children to pray using a prayer box. This is a similar endeavor, but this time our tool is The Lord’s Prayer rather than a plastic box and stack of index cards. I mentioned this in a recent Scholé…

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[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or those of you who want to use the AmblesideOnline curriculum, but find the website confusing or hard to use, this tutorial is for you. Pro tip: use a desktop computer with printer attached. When you are setting up your curriculum for…
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