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How to Create Activities for Any Book

How to Create Activities for Any Book

We love books, and we love learning through books here. Picture books, chapter books, encyclopedias, anthogies, whatever!  But being the perfectionist that I am, I’m often less than enthused by curricula that’s designed to tell me what I should be doing with each book we read.  It just always seems thin, and sort of forced.

After buying several such books, I realized that I was not following 80% of what they were telling me anyway – I was designing my own ideas.

Today I’m at My Joy Filled Life talking about just that!  Come on over and stay awhile, Sarah has a fantastic blog.

Here’s the link to my post –

How to Create Learning Activities for Any Book

See you there!

Reading Challenge 2016

Reading Challenge 2016

Are any of my readers doing Modern Mrs. Darcy’s Reading Challenge for 2016?  For several years I attempted reading challenges and fell woefully behind, typically quitting when I knew there was NO WAY I would ever accomplish the “challenge”.   I think my problem was I picked challenges like Read 10 Books in Every Genre Every Month!  

Modern Mrs. Darcy’s challenge is MUCH more doable.  Just 12 books!  I think I can do this.

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Surviving the Holidays as a Highly Sensitive Homschooler – Parting Thoughts

Surviving the Holidays as a Highly Sensitive Homschooler – Parting Thoughts

 

 

How is everyone holding up?  For many of you the holidays are beginning to reach a crescendo, with Christmas a few days away.  Maybe others of you are done for the most part – enjoy watching the rest of us run around like crazy people. 😉

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A Christmas Literature List for High Schoolers from the Home Scholar

A Christmas Literature List for High Schoolers from the Home Scholar

Lee Binz, The Home Scholar,  has a great list of high school level literature appropriate for the Christmas season. See the list below, or hop on over to her post to see the whole article, including a link to way to use Christmas events as high school credit.

New School Year

New School Year

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Today's project. #andnoerasers

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You’d think, after 13+ “first days of school,”  I’d know better than to expect a lot out of today.

I even made it a short day, with few expectations. At least few stated expectations. Apparently what my mouth says and what my mind wants are two totally different things.

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