Practicality

Money Saving Tips: Dealing with the Booklists

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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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2015 Reflections: Curriculum 3, 5, 6 GRD

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I really liked the curriculum this year.  As I get further up in MODG, I find less and less I want to change.  It’s the early grades I dabble around in. 3GRD I need to remediate some reading issues, so I used an alternative to WRTR and PLL. Rather than the speed drills, I did […]

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2015 Reflections: Loved the Schedule

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This year is almost over.  It’s time for planning next year.  To that end, I will be refining and re-posting all of the do-ahead material.  I’ll try to make sure everything is complete.  But this post is about looking back.  What did I love?  What didn’t go well?  What do I wish I’d done differently? […]

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SUMMER Math Facts, Reading Support, Audio Books

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MATH FACTS (20 min/day) The first site that I HEART this summer is ReflexMath.  It tests and customizes to your child and gives him certificates and whatnot for learning his facts.  I can’t say enough about the tracking and adaptive qualities of this product.  It’s usually $35/child/year, but through the Homeschool Buyers Coop, it’s 44% […]

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Read Aloud Reality Report/Easter Plans

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 Over the four weeks I typed up for you: We still opened daily with Psalm 100, it’s like our dinner bell for Circle Time.  Everyone grabs and toy or something to draw and heads to the carpet. We continued to work our way through always start with our MUST DO’s for the day. Great Americans for […]

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Read Aloud Circle Time Example

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I thought some folks might like to know my exact reading for the next few weeks, so they could see how to structure it with an assortment of kids.  Mine are preschool to 5GRD.  For circle time, the preschooler is usually playing on the kindle in my bed.  She is still too uncivilized (read: LOUD) […]

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HOW to handle your read aloud time

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I had a lovely conversation in the comments section of another post with a mom who was trying to figure out how to do the reading aloud for back-to-back 1st and 2nd graders.  I thought I’d post my answers. In our house, there’s ONE read aloud time each day for K-5 saints, liturgy, bible, fiction, […]

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Buying the Oldie Goldie Catholic Books

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Here are the little golden oldie Catholic Stories for Boys and Girls Vol I and II.  Below is the most important fact about dropping the dough on them. They’re tiny. I was shocked. Inside, you’ll find delightful stories, though.  We especially like #1.  #2 Get’s too sad around page 60, but I’m still glad to […]

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