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  1. How do YOU say "gifted"? | Mommy Misadventures

    by , 02-16-2015 at 04:03 PM (Misadventures in Homeschooling)

    For so many people, the word "gifted" conjures images of success and talent. Which is exactly why we try our best NOT to use it.
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  2. 6 Essential Skills for Beginning Readers

    by , 02-05-2015 at 05:15 PM
    There is a growing trend, both in education and among many parents, to get kids reading at younger and younger ages. If your kindergartner isn’t reading with ease, you may well be made to feel they’re lagging behind.

    However, you can rest easy that, with exposure and encouragement, most kids are pretty much on the same beginning reader track by first grade. That being said, there are essential pre-reading skills that are of benefit to budding readers. Helping your child from the age ...
  3. Life with Lilo | Mommy Misadventures

    by , 01-19-2015 at 07:32 PM (Misadventures in Homeschooling)

    Lilo & Stitch has long been one of my favorite Disney movies. But as TLE got older, the movie began to take on a new significance as we realized how different TLE was from other kids.

  4. Weekly Homeschool Report + Friday Link ♥

    by , 11-22-2014 at 08:48 AM (Life on a Canadian Island)
    I started again to write weekly wrap up posts a couple of weeks ago.

    This past week seemed to have flown by!

    Celeste and I had a three full days of homeschool, one full day of learning at the pet store, and today is a P.D. Day.

    Having two children in public school means that Celeste and I usually take the P.D. days off. Today, my oldest and I went to see the new Hunger Games movie, Mocking Jay part 1. We both really enjoyed it! I need to re-read the trilogy ...
  5. Starting At a Snails Pace

    , 11-05-2014 at 01:07 PM
    I have decided to ease back into home-school activities and focus on my 3 year old right now. With my daughter being in public school I know she has enough on her plate. If anything she can do some craft activities when she comes home. Although her initial reaction after school is to veg in front of the TV and have a snack for at least 30 minutes.

    I have tried to have a dedicated home-school area but that has not worked out well. So I am going to keep it light and work in a quiet ...
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