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  1. An Apology, a Resolve, and a Plea

    by , 12-29-2013 at 05:01 PM (Simply The Good Life)
    I know I've been away for a couple of months. Now that the holidays are over, it's time to get life back under control...and I need your help!

  2. Been posting my story. Also, my daughter is an author!

    by , 12-28-2013 at 12:23 PM
    Currently working on editing Chapter 13 of my story on my blog. My 12 year old daughter would also like to announce that we have self-published her book and you can even buy it on Amazon!

    Here is the link to my most recent update:


    NaNoWriMo has been stupendous for us.

    Updated 12-28-2013 at 12:26 PM by Magnolia School

  3. Happy Paper Christmas

    by , 12-22-2013 at 08:12 AM
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    Itís an old adage that kids prefer the boxes that gifts come in than the gifts themselves (SHS has a great link on the Facebook page to things to make with boxes). But isnít there a bit too much packaging? And the amount of wrapping paper that gets thrown away is unbelievable. Much wrapping paper cannot be recycled due to its coating, so unless you keep it and re-use it what else can you do with it?

    Christmas is a time of excess but it is ...
  4. Fun with Physical Science in the Mixed-Age Co-op

    by , 12-07-2013 at 04:14 PM
    There comes a point in every homeschool co-op science class when we have discussed the stars and seasons, collected leaves and bugs, and made all the models of volcanoes we can handle; and we find that itís time to get to work on what itís all made of and why it does what it does. This can be a tricky transition, especially if you find yourself teaching a wide age-range of budding scientists. Our older students not only want more, but need more challenging material, including the math to back up ...
  5. The Only Preschool Curriculum You Need Is Your Enthusiasm

    by , 12-05-2013 at 06:53 PM
    I see parents asking about preschool curriculums frequently, and it always blows my mind. Believe me, you donít need a packaged curriculum for preschool (or Kindergarten for that matter). What your child needs is experiences and conversation. Depending on your willingness to lead your child to wonderful places of discovery, they are going to learn all they need to know and more for their preschool years.

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