Homeschooling a Child with a Learning Disability

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Homeschooling my oldest son has always been a breeze.  He learned to read when he was 3, and my greatest educational challenge with him was poor penmanship. I was not prepared for the struggles I faced with our second son.  He wasn’t ready to read at age 3. Or at age 4. Or at 5. [...]

Passages

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We were so blessed this week to win tickets to the amazing exhibit Passages. This traveling exhibit showcases over 300 Biblical artifacts.  There are ancient fragments of Scripture from the Dead Sea Scrolls, papyri, early translations in many languages, rare and beautifully illuminated manuscripts, early copies of the Pilgrim’s Geneva Bible and John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s [...]

World War 1: Boys’ Hands On Activities

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Our younger boys have been longing to dig a trench in the backyard so they can play World War 1. They had visions of digging at least 7 feet deep and lining their trench with boards to make it just like the trenches they saw in our WW 1 books. This weekend they got permission [...]

Alcatraz

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I love educational vacations!  I wish I knew a good word for them.  Veducations?  Vay-keducations? Anyway, we’re having one right now, and it feels so good to be able to hatch two birds from one egg.  (My bird loving kids don’t like it when I say “kill two birds with one stone”).  We are relaxing [...]

Bunker Hill Chess

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The boys have enjoyed many games of Bunker Hill Chess this spring.  They enjoy pitting the Americans against the British and fighting it out. You can almost hear the cannons booming!

Chincoteague and Assateague Islands, Virginia

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During the time we were preparing for our trip to Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown, we were also reading the book Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry. Misty of Chincoteague, 60th Anniversary Edition Misty is about a Chincoteague boy who participates in the annual wild pony roundup on Assateague. The wild ponies can still be [...]

Homeschool Days at Yorktown, Virginia

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Our day at Yorktown was slightly miserable because it had snowed in the night and, being Georgians, we didn’t have any boots. Nevertheless, we enjoyed Yorktown so much that our family went back for an extra day at the end of the week so that we could see things we had missed the first day. [...]

Homeschool Days in Jamestown Virginia

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We went to Virginia for Williamsburg homeschool days.  Of course we couldn’t miss Jamestown or Yorktown while we were there.  All three of these historic locations are within 10 to 30 minutes drive of one another. The Jamestown and Yorktown Foundation held their homeschool days during the same time frame as Colonial Williamsburg, making the [...]

Homeschool Days at Colonial Williamsburg

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We just returned from a wonderfully educational week at Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown and Yorktown.  This was one of the best field trips we’ve ever taken, and I hope you’ll consider going if it is ever within the realm of possibility.  It was well worth the 10+ hour drive, and added a great deal to our [...]

Don’t Knock It ‘Till You’ve Tried It!

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Last week my preschool-aged son stayed all night with his grandma.  She took him to one of their favorite places, Goodwill, and told him he could pick out a toy.  Faced with an array of Hot Wheels cars and Lincoln Logs, he was inexplicably drawn to one particular toy:  The Easy-Bake Oven. The box was [...]