The Last Stretch

We are finally there. The last stretch of the 2023-2024 school year! We have a handful of states left to study, a couple lessons left in the books, and a few more weeks to practice for the end of year piano recital. With the melting snow comes the promise of warm weather. These long mountain

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Touring America in a School Year, we are making our way through the United States visiting each state by region. This week we find ourselves in Massachusetts. (I tend to only give updates when I feel inspired to write. Lucky for all of you… my AWESOME Pinterest fail has inspired me to write.) Life is

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Learning with Music

Memorization is almost a lost art. I would love to get back to the way they used to memorize back in our grandparent’s day. At our house we try to memorize scriptures, poetry, music, geography… the list goes on. As I look back over life I realize that when a song is used to memorize

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Clearing the Reading Chasm

Teaching sequential grade levels has been a great eye opener for me. With this I am able to see growth and understand things I would never have learned by teaching the same grade level year after year. This is a great benefit to being a homeschool mom!  One phenomenon I find interesting is the reading

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Lock Box Escape Room #2

When my kids wake up to a lock box their excitement is tangible! I love to sit back to watch them use logic and team work to solve each puzzle. I love creating lock box experiences for my kids! Weekly or even monthly would be ideal! In reality I create a lock box only a

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Our family loves to read books individually and together. Every night Tony or I read to our children. I personally LOVE when Tony reads to us. He reads books he enjoyed as a child, and excels at bringing these stories to life! We read the entire Hatchet series by Gary Paulsen. This series, different than anything

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