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Happy Birthday, Sophie: 7

Seven years ago my sweet Sophie was born at 4:30 pm, thirty hours after I got to the hospital after a valiant attempt at a VBAC, she arrived by c-section. Today she woke up in a grouch, for reasons she never could explain, not even to herself, but soon was her normal sunny self. We […]

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Making History Your Own: More on How It Works Here

Some more, rather rambling, musings about teaching history with Story of the World, following up on History for the Young Child. In several follow-up discussions to Leila’s piece and my response and in other conversations about history and homeschooling, one thing I noticed was that even among families who use the same spine curriculum we […]

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Learning Notes Week of Sept 14

Sunday Managed to actually read Mass readings and discuss them before Mass. A really good discussion too about the cross and justice and mercy. Anthony looking over Dom’s shoulder saw the still shot for the Shakespeare Original Pronunciation video and exclaimed, Is that the Globe? So the little ones are getting into it too. Monday […]

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Learning Notes Week of Sept 8

Monday For copywork I copied out one of the antiphons from today’s Morning Prayer for the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: “When the most holy Virgin was born, the whole world was made radiant.” Which was really only the first half of the antiphon. The second half is “blessed is the […]

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Learning Notes Week of September 1

Saturday Farmer’s market as usual. We went out to lunch to our favorite on the water location: Jake’s in Hull. Bella and Sophie drew the usual sea scenes, but with much more specificity than usual. Bella drew a tidal pool with a hermit crab, barnacles, snails, anemones, starfish… all right out of Pagoo. Sophie’s was […]

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Learning Notes: All the World’s a Stage

According to my Facebook feed, all the kids who aren’t back to school yet are getting ready to go next week. We’re still chugging along, but we’re about to finish up Volume 2 of Story of the World and to move into SotW Volume 3. I’m also thinking about starting Sophie on Saxon 1 and […]

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