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Julie Schneider
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Fan Favorites - October 2017
"Suppose you are a parent who accepts the idea that children need freedom in order to be happy and to grow in healthy ways. How can you, despite all of the social forces working against you, become a more trusting parent and allow your children more freedom...
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A Radical Solution to IEPs, 504s, ALPs, and the Drudgery of Accountability
Homeschool offers us the opportunity to teach and learn without IEPs, 504s, ALPs, and standardized tests. My children get to be their unique selves without the stigma associated with it. They get to pursue their interests, be curious, make decisions, and be...
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Invitation to Learn Architecture
We discovered the book "Who Built That?" and it opened a unit of study in architecture! Beware! There are a LOT of books out there. These are our favorites because they are well-written, beautiful, and interesting. "Iggy Peck" and "The World is Not a Rectan...
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A Radical Solution
Homeschool offers us the opportunity to teach and learn without IEPs, 504s, ALPs, and standardized tests. My children get to be their unique selves without the stigma associated with it. They get to pursue their interests, be curious, make decisions, and be...
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Invitation to Learn Spiders
 Our study of spiders began with autumn activities from The Artful Year. Using yarn and glue, we made stiff spider webs. Using pipe cleaners, puff balls, and a hot glue gun we made spiders for those webs. Then we found books, videos, and a song about spider...
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An apolitical guide to gun safety for families
Another mass shooting occurred. As expected, the news feeds filled with conversation about gun safety. It is a heated topic, one that is political and often gets brushed under the rug before anything really informative sees the light of day. I see rants on ...
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Top 5 Working Trucks
Vehicles are meant to be pushed around. Whatever toy vehicle you purchase should be able to withstand hours of full-bore pushing, racing and crashing. That means the body and chassis need to be sturdy. The wheels need good traction. The axles shouldn't brea...
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Fan Favorites - September 2017
National Book Day September 6 7 Key phrases Montessori teachers use and why we should use them, too Montessori teachers use language that respects the child and provides consistent expectations. Words are chosen carefully to encourage children to be indepen...
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Invitation to Learn about Wetlands
A Learning Lifestyle My preschoolers are officially not preschoolers any more. As we step into Kindergarten and 2nd grade, and as a family new to "officially" homeschooling, I recently bought writing curriculum from  BraveWriter  and breathed a huge sigh of...
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Why sensory processing disorder makes everything so hard and a phrase that will make things easier
I have a memory of my son when he was two years old that has stuck with me over the years. He was doing one of his favorite things - pushing a dump truck at top speed back and forth in our cul-de-sac. He had figured out a way to balance perfectly with his h...
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