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American History: The Underground Railroad

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In our American History studies we have gotten to the time period of slavery. This has been difficult…to read about, to remember, to teach my children the way people were treated, to hear their innocent questions. But, it’s necessary. It’s a part of our history. As hard as it’s been, I’m thankful for the opportunity […]

American History: Ben Franklin

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I need to catch up on sharing our american history happenings. In December, for our group time together, we focused on Benjamin Franklin. (We meet with 2 other families weekly for science and history.) First, we brainstormed on the white board: what do you know/remember about Ben Franklin? I was impressed with how much these […]

Gratitude: a small thing?

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Why is it when we discuss having a thankful heart people’s eyes glaze over? It seems like such a simple thing. And maybe the beauty of gratitude is that it is simple. Maybe the fact that such a simple thing can completely change our lives is why we miss it so often. I don’t know […]

Abraham’s Journey {book review}

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I was happy to receive a book that we could use in our American History studies this year! We received the book, Abraham’s Journey, from a company called Inspiring the American Dream. As you may remember, we are in our 2nd year of American History in our regular school schedule, so this came at the […]

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Thomas Edison

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The next character in our american history course that we are learning about is Thomas Edison!! He is quite a remarkable man to study! I have learned so much!! I have also realized that we haven’t learned much about electricity and would like to study that further with the kids also! Learning always leads to […]

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Our little co-op this year!

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You may remember that last year, our little co-op of 3 families, met weekly and did American History together, Apologia’s Astronomy and a little bit of Spanish! Well, I am thrilled to have this opportunity again because honestly, this has probably been one of the best, if not the best thing about our homeschooling year […]

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A look back at the school year…

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I think I say this every year…but wow. I cannot believe another school year is coming to an end for us!! Since we school year round, we finish up the 2011-2012 year in May and then in June we just start right into our next school year.  I can’t believe my kids will have completed […]