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Kristyn B
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{Mixed Bag} :: Summer 2016 + Planning
May I was fortunate to have been able to attend AmblesideOnline's Deep in the Heart of AO Conference this past May and be blessed by inspirational sessions with AO Advisory (like Donna-Jean's referenced here . Purchase a copy of all uploaded plenaries here ...
{Mixed Bag} :: Summer 2016 + Planning
{Mixed Bag} :: Summer 2016 + Planning
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[Nature Study} :: Deepening my Observation
I have just started digging into "The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling". Right from the beginning, several gems caught my attention...techniques to help my journaling and to share as fun and easy skills to pass along to my children. I am going to...
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{EXAMS} :: Year 2, Term 1
A few days ago I posted our Year 4, Term 1, exam and I mentioned how Alice (age 7) is a September baby. I was not quite sure that she would be ready right away to jump into a more rigorous lesson schedule so decided a year or so ago to give her a few weeks ...
{EXAMS} :: Year 2, Term 1
{EXAMS} :: Year 2, Term 1
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{EXAMS} :: Year 4, Term 1
A couple of weeks ago was Term 1 exam week in our home. We tend to begin our Year-to-Year transition with Ambleside Online 's schedule in late fall, initially due to Alice having turned 6 in September, consequently allowing a few weeks before beginning her ...
{EXAMS} :: Year 4, Term 1
{EXAMS} :: Year 4, Term 1
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{Mixed Bag} :: What We've Been up to Lately
Lots of happenings over here in Beracá Valley the past couple of months... ~Royal got his much-anticipated puppy. He has been wanting a dog for some time, and his grandparents surprised him at Christmas. It's a Blue Lacy, the State Dog of Texas. Read about ...
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Raising the Bar :: Year 4 Narrations
As my children get older and mature in their lessons and abilities to narrate, I've got to keep up too! I found that by Year 3's end, my oldest was quite capable (and good!) at giving oral narrations of his readings. At the beginning of Year 4 (we are in ou...
Raising the Bar :: Year 4 Narrations
Raising the Bar :: Year 4 Narrations
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{Keeping} :: My Commonplace
On Deliverance Now I began to construe the words mentioned above, "Call on me, and I will deliver you," in a different sense from what I had ever done before; for then I had no notion of any thing being called deliverance, but my being delivered from the ac...
{Keeping} :: My Commonplace
{Keeping} :: My Commonplace
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2016's First Nature Study
As I was attempting to plan for a good start to our Nature Study outings, I was so glad to have Barb's January Handbook of Nature Study Newsletter in my inbox for inspiration! I printed off her planning page, skimmed through Comstock's guide, made a few not...
2016's First Nature Study
2016's First Nature Study
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Handicrafts & Good Reads :: Christmas Edition
The holiday season is coming to a close and now I have time to sit down and report a few goodies from the yuletide.  Back when the Christmas season was a near-distant future, the children and I began intentionally preparing some gifts to give our family mem...
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Language Arts {Bundling} :: First Attempts
If you are like me, I love getting a good deal! ...BOGO, 2-for-1, 50% off... Or, to use a hunting analogy, killing 2 birds with 1 stone. Well this portion of Year 4's work is quite a deal in my mind: bundling copywork, dictation and grammar into one small 1...
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