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Paula Cordova
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Nature School~ Easter Hike
Forest School Nature Hike   As Jack grows up, it becomes more and more important to spend time exploring the outdoors. We spent Easter Sunday hiking at a local riparian forest. Goals included: free exploration immersion in nature multi-sensory exploration (...

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15 Ways Homeschooling Warms My Heart
It's pretty clear that I heart homeschooling. I do not think everyone should homeschool or learn at home in the exact same way. What I love about learning is that we can individualized the process for each child based on their needs and wants. When we first...

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Our {Winter} Morning Basket
Many homeschoolers use "morning baskets," or "afternoon baskets" during the day. They typically consist of a hodgepodge of reading selections, some often religious or spiritual. As secular homeschoolers, we do not use any religious texts in our school, but ...

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Play School with Jack~ Letter Ff
Play School for One-Year-Old (13M) Jack Week Six Letter Ff Letter-of-the-week box~ Letter Ff This week's letter box is filled with a frog puppet, a plush frog toy, a jumping frog toy and plastic frog toy, footballs, a fish, two books about farms, a fire tru...

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Our Three Most Treasured Thanksgiving Stories
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday--the colors, the food, the gathering, the warmth of home, and the pumpkin-infused everything . Over the years, we have read (and re-read) some wonderfully beautiful Thanksgiving stories, and I want to share them with you!...

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Super-Mini Sword in the Stone Unit Study
It is no secret that our family loves Disney and that we try to work it into homeschool lives whenever possible, but I noticed that it had been some time since we had last done a Disney-inspired homeschool unit. We took a quick break from our regular studie...

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Play School with Jack~ Letter Ee
Play School for 1-Year-Old (13M) Jack Week Five Letter Ee (Pictures/comments for this week are sparse because Jack is busy mastering how to walk and he is cutting a tooth, so I have been busy observing and healing his jaw pain) Letter-of-the-Week box~ Lette...

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Play School with Jack~ Letter Dd
Play School for 1-Year-Old (12M) Jack Week Four Letter Dd Letter-of-the-week box~ Letter Dd This week's letter box was filled with dominoes, dinosaurs, a dolphin, an orange die, a duck, a picture of a dragonfly, cards (duck, doll, the letter D, the word "do...

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Play School with Jack~ Letter Cc
Play School for 1-Year-Old (12MO) Jack Week Three Letter Cc Letter-of-the-week box~ Letter Cc This letter Cc box was filled with cottonballs, checkers, a cone, a crocodile, a chameleon, a stuffed cat, a wooden cow, metal and wooden cars, a cat bath toy, and...

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20 Ways to Be the Best Homeschool Parent {According to 9-year-old Aidyn}
I interviewed Aidyn about what it takes to be the best homeschool parent, in his opinion. I sat down next to him with a notepad and invited him to dish. So if you'd like to glean a little wisdom from my fun (and honest!) son, please read on. All bold points...
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