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Family Work: Our Scripture Reading, Memorization, and Hymn Study Resources
This photo is just snippet of one of the bookcases in our family room.  As indicated in t his post , our Montessori homeschool is following more of a Charlotte Mason structure this year.  Our work period now consists of three distinct blocks of time:  famil...

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Attributes
post contains affiliate links Here Me Too is working on "attributes" work (set theory, patterning, deductive reasoning).  You can see behind him Kal-El is working on the flags of Asia with our Pin It! Maps .  We have these sorting circles .  You could use y...

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Diagonals of Polygons
We reviewed polygon nomenclature today. We built with the geometric sticks on a white board for ease of labeling and drawing diagonals.  I showed them the diagonals of a pentagon.  Me Too asked to draw the diagonals of the heptagon and was eager to try it o...

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Narration and Dictation
I found two resources lately that have been a big help with our narration and dictation work. As many of you know copywork, narration and dictation are a part of the Montessori experience. One would find engaging things the children are reading in the natu...

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Rest: What we can learn from Martianus, Mason, Montessori, Mackenzie, Mary and Martha
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season!  Happy New Year!  Thank you to everyone who after reading this September post left encouraging and helpful comments on the blog or on Facebook and to those who sent encouraging and helpful e-mails.  I read  Te...

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Haiku
One of our best hours spent last week was spent writing and illustrating haiku.  This was suggested as part of our Story of the World  work.  We are in the Middle Ages and just finished a section on China, Korea, and Japan.  The methodology suggested worked...

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What I am Reading
After posting last night I  crawled in bed and curled up with two good books.  That's what I do when I have a problem.  First (hopefully) I pray about it.  Then, I find a book about it. Teaching from Rest: A Homeschooler's Guide to Unshakable Peace by Sarah...

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How ARE We Doing?
Me Too showing off his new suit coat (hand-me-down from friends)  and the sitting wall he helped build. I haven't been writing much about the start of our school year. I have collected a lot of moments I can hopefully share with you all.  I am trying to fig...

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First Day of School 2016/2017
Everyone posted their back-to-school photos on Facebook today.  This was ours.  No backpacks or school bus required.  Today was our first day back for the new school year.  We loosely follow the public school calendar. Predictably Me Too started his school ...

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Classification of Nouns: Additional Symbols
Kal-El has started work on the ETC 9-12 grammar cards .  He started with a review of common, concrete, abstract, spiritual, proper and collective nouns.  As a point of interest for this work we introduced the "advanced" grammar symbols.  "Advanced" is a wor...
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