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Mom-Formation Recommendations

Philosophy

I want to give my kids a classical education.  I know it consists of certain assignments and exercises.  But, if I don’t have actual knowledge about what I am doing or how it all fits together, how can I honesty persuade my child of an exercise’s importance?  “Do this it this way.”  “Why?”  “Cause the school […]

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Free-Reading Resources

All Printables

Finding a list of books that fits your value system is difficult.  Then, you have to worry about reading level.  The following lists are compiled from lots of folks “good stuff” lists and organized by author and then by reading level.  Some lists are first organized by author, so scroll down and the list will […]

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Will Work for Prayers!

All Printables

It doesn’t say “spiritual gift of spreadsheets” in the Bible, but maybe there is one? Can someone feel the love of Christ in a year-at-a-glance chart? I show love by writing and teaching and writing about teaching. I like to organize, write scripts for curriculum that doesn’t have any, and generally help orient “big picture” […]

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Get a Jump on Next Year–Supply Lists!

3GRD

Am I the only one that goes crazy every year making copies and hunting down books and keys and “back of the syllabus” resources scattered all over the house?  Unlikely.  So I made supply lists!  Not just the books, but every dang map, homemade key, printed religion question list, “History assignment overview” I forget to […]

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Two Learning Styles

MBTI

I have updated my “short course” that comes with subscription, but I am so convinced that this material is helpful, that I want to make sure current subscribers hear about it.  My husband and I both have mental health degrees and many combined years of teaching and writing lessons.  We’ve both become convinced that while […]

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What is Classical Education?

Blabber

*The following post is not endorsed by any school and is riddled with my opinions.  Enter at your own risk. In medieval times, there was no “Classical Kindergarten” education.  So, what each Classical Education school is attempting to do is to impart to the children whatever portions of the medieval university education is appropriate to their […]

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MBTI Curriculum Personalities: The Fatigue Edition

Learning Style

Golly, I love flickr.  What is that picture?   It’s called “Annette in a net.” Ha! Anyway, she looks TIRED.  That’s what we’re going to talk about today. Tiredness. If you already “know” your MBTI letters, here’s the shortcut to your processes (front seats are bolded): NTP – Ne-Ti-Fe-Si NTJ – Te-Ni-Se-Fi NFJ – Fe-Ni-Se-Ti NFP […]

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MBTI Curriculum Personalities: Adaptation

Learning Style

I’ve given you the meat of what you need to know why a particular curriculum “works” or not.  If it speaks to your front seat processes, you’re good.  If it doesn’t, now you have words for what needs to be different. So, let’s fool around with how you can (and can’t) fix something that “doesn’t […]

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MBTI Curriculum: Results Show

Learning Style

If you missed the previous posts or only read the emailed versions (that I rewrote the next day) go HERE. Now you should have a pretty good idea of which two functions are in your front seats.  Just as a check, it should be one info-gatherer (S or N) and one decider (T or F). […]

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MBTI Curriculum Personalities: Part 2

Learning Style

If you missed the last post, go HERE. There are four mental processes groupings.  2 are for info gathering (Ni/Se, Ne/Si) and 2 are for decisions (Ti/Fe, Te/Fi). Everyone has all four pairs, but only two pairs are at all useful to you. And only one from each of your two pairs is a “front […]

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MBTI Curriculum Personalities: Part 1

Learning Style

We’re going to come at this from a different angle than most sites. Rather than starting with Introvert/Extrovert, let’s take this from a processing angle.  So much of the “this doesn’t work for my family” boils down to processing differences, not whether you like crowds or not. There are four mental processes groupings.  2 are […]

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Memory System Box

3GRD

Since we have dyslexia and dysgraphia in kids 2, 3 respectively, I have had to use a lot of alternative curriculum. I keep little pieces of what works for our methodology. This memory box is dreaded and loved. You can tell where I got it from (All About Spelling). It catches all the material that […]

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Why Classical Education is Confusing!

Blabber

Meet Jean Piaget.  Isn’t he CUTE?  He’s this great French scientist that formalized the terms for the developmental stages of children.  He did a lot of work on babies.  People have fussed over whether or not you can nail it down to the month or whatever (all kids are different, right?), but his Big Kid […]

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Dreadfully Hard Books

Blabber

Every year in MoDG, there is a “dreadfully hard” book.  It’s taken me years to get a handle on WHY it’s there.  Especially with all the talk about developmental levels and not introducing books to early so as to ruin them.  So what’s up with the “dreadfully hard” book each year? As I understand it […]

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Spelling Printables!

3GRD

So, one kid is totally on track, number two is dyslexic, and number three struggles with the physical act of writing: I went through several version of the notebooks.  Right now, we just use mine.  But before that, I had these printed and we marked them. If you want the syllable spaces in there, you […]

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True, Good, and Beautiful…Huh?

Blabber

I wasn’t sold on this whole “true, good, beautiful” thing until recently.   Much of the ugly versus beautiful seemed like ivory tower talk.  However, I’ve found an author that really helps me in this department.  Kevin Vost. Since I want to get to the meat of this quickly, I’m going to report it backwards to […]

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Laura’s Homeschool Christian (2001) Interview

Blabber

If you paste it into Word, it’s 32 pages LONG!  Anyway, HERE’s the link for the QA session.  The other one, which preceded it, is less practical and more theoretical.  If you are in that mood, it’s great. I have cut and pasted a few excerpts that I found particularly helpful.  All of the bolding […]

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Money Saving Tips: Dealing with the Booklists

Practicality

Over the years, finances have changed enough and lifestyle has changed enough that I’m not currently pinching pennies on homeschool.  However, that hasn’t always been (and might not always be.)  I was reminded lately of how distressing extra expenses can be. Advantages of MoDG Methodology I hear people say that our school is really expensive, […]

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I’m in the New York Times!

News

Bookshelf: Gone to the Beach By MARIA RUSSO JULY 29, 2015 New picture books take children, animals and a T-Rex on getaways to the shore. Beach House Written by Deanna Caswell. Illustrated by Amy June Bates. The story begins even before the title page of this warmly satisfying book, capturing a family’s unabashed eagerness to […]

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