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Starting Cursive!

Today was the day….the day I have been waiting for…the day I hoped would make a difference for my son. If you’ve ever heard me talk about my son’s antipathy for handwriting you would know my son HATES it. Like white hot hate….procrastinates…complains…man it’s like pulling teeth and beating my…

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Christmas Time Is Here

So how was everyone’s Thanksgiving week? We had a week of low key activities and relaxation. We had some Taekwondo classes and some house clean up and decorating thrown in there (we always start decorating on Black Friday for Christmas), but for the most part I had planned to tackle…

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Where Did Fall Go?

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve been able to post….we’ve had a multitude of yearly appointments and busyness that has been taken over most of my days. October is always our busiest month of the year. Between Stephen’s birthday, Halloween,parties, fall activities (pumpkin patch, etc), yearly check-ups, etc I…

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Public School VS Homeschool Mindset

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about public school mindset versus homeschool mindset. What do I mean? Well in public school you learn in a classroom, often filled with lots of desk work where you do worksheets and work from a book. Children go home at the end…

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First Day of 2nd Grade!

Today was the official start of our 2nd grade year. We are doing a lot of subjects and I didn’t know exactly how long our school day would run. Last year we averaged between 1 1/2 and 2 hours. Occasionally up to 2 1/2 hours, but that was often on…

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2nd Grade Curriculum!

We’re a little over a week away from starting our new school year, yay?! ? We get very little breaks around here as year round homeschoolers so I have mixed emotions about getting back into the swing of things. On one hand I can’t wait until we get back into…

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Homeschool Planning 2019!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Sing it with me! With new paper planners, your pens and your markers and stickers galore! It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Okay so I might be being a little silly, but honestly it IS one of my favorite things…

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Homeschool Notification Season

If you live in Ohio and you homeschool you know it’s that time of year when you must send in your homeschool notification. Up until this year that time was a little more flexible as there was no date or deadline for your notification to happen. This year the laws…

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1st Grade Round Up

Another year has come and (almost) gone in our homeschool. We homeschool year round here at Lighthouse Christian Academy so in some ways it feels like we’re never really done for the year. We do take a short break in August to give us all a breather as sometimes you…

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Unpacking and Loose Ends

Where to start?  Well it’s been a lot of unpacking, unpacking and more unpacking.  Then arranging, rearranging and more rearranging.  I have a feeling I will be doing lots of rearranging for months to come.  My goal for last week was to get the kitchen and homeschool room up and…

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