Category Archives: homeschooling

Making for the fair

For months, we’ve been making, getting ready for the fair this weekend. I can say probably, for years we’ve been making.  Yes, I’ve always been a crafter, growing up with my mom, and my grandmas (both of them), there’s always … Continue reading

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A winter walk and some reminders

I’ve said it before, and I say it almost every day, I love where we live. And I love the rain too.  It makes where we live, the beautiful place it is.  I am glad I took my camera. We … Continue reading

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Native Americans : The Southwest Tribes : Diorama

When studying Native Americans of the Southwest, Siena and Lucas decided they wanted to make dioramas.  They each picked a tribe, with different dwellings and each made their own.  Siena picked the Pueblos.  Lucas made a Hogan from the Navajo tribe. … Continue reading

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Lucas bounces the basketball around and plays with his friends here at home or any basketball hoop they can find.  He dribbles, he scores, but has never taken a class or played in a team.  This year was the year to … Continue reading

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the coolest hat ever and sort of tutorial

Last September I went to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival (OFFF) in Canby.  I try to go every year because it is so inspiring.  All the fiber, the colors, the textures, the animals, I love it.  It is a … Continue reading

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Math :: Squares

I found this book at the library, called Shapes in Math, Science and Nature.  I love it.  It’s organized, it has a project/lesson per page or two.  Something we can do briefly each day.  I like books that look simple, … Continue reading

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Norse Mythology and the Vikings :: the boats

At the beginning of the units, when we are starting and we have most of the books from the library we have about it, we go through those with crafts and projects, and they decide which projects they’d like to … Continue reading

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