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Friday, March 24, 2017

Weekly Recap: With the movie day

We've been having lovely spring weather here and wanting to spend more time outside! I love this time of year.

On Saturday we did a lot of cleaning, organizing closets, changing sheets, then we moved outside to clean the garage. My husband and the kids cleaned my van again since when they did it two weeks ago, it rained the next day. We went to check out my husband's grandfather's house. Grandpa's daughter and son in law bought the house after Grandpa passed away and have spent the past year remodeling it. It was such a wonderful change! I tried not to drool on everything as I walked around, the colors and layout were perfect.

How We Homeschool: Jabber (Blogging Through the Alphabet)

J was a difficult letter to find a topic for, but I've decided on jabber. Meaning, the incessant chatter!

Homeschooling children of multiple ages can become difficult. My oldest needs a quiet area to work and think through her lessons. My second is a verbal child who works problems out loud. My third is right at the age where anything is distracting, and my youngest does everything with mom, so we are constantly talking.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Review of "Bessie's Pillow, A Young Immigrant's Journey"

Can you imagine being 18 years old and immigrating to a new country, alone? That's exactly what happened to Bessie Markman in the book Bessie's Pillow. Her granddaughter, Linda Silbert, is the author and owner (with her husband) of Strong Learning, Inc., a tutoring and publishing company in New York. Dr. Linda wrote this book after listening to recorded interviews between Bessie and her daughter Ann Bress (Linda's mother). She was generous enough to send us and other Homeschool Review Crew members a copy of her book to read and review.

Jewish stories

Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekly Recap: With the garden and the trampoline

Last time I shared our recap, we had just returned from a long day that ended in an Ikea trip and a drive home. We weren't very hungry for dinner, so we crushed some ice in the blender and broke apart a couple Ikea chocolate bars and ate snow and chocolate for dinner. Healthy, I know. Sometimes you just gotta roll with the punches.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How We Homeschool: Ink (Blogging Through the Alphabet)

Welcome back for I week! I thought I'd share how we handle ink (printing) and binding.

Homeschoolers go through a lot of ink! Even before we started homeschooling I owned two printers, an inkjet and a laser. I am really glad for that now! There are many good printers out there, and though I've owned HP and Epson I'd pick an HP any day, laser or inkjet.

Circle C Stepping Stones Books: A Review

My daughter was excited to review two chapter books that are right at her reading level, and have stories about horses! These books are the latest written by Susan K. Marlow, from Kregel Publications.

We received Andi Saddles Up and Andi Under the Big Top. These paperback books are just right for ages 7-10. They are the first two books in the Circle C Stepping Stones series, which is part of a larger series of leveled stories. You can follow Andi as she grows up if you start at the beginning. What a great way to encourage children to read.

Andi Saddles Up    Andi Under the Big Top

Monday, March 13, 2017

"I'd Rather Be Your Mommy" Book Review

My youngest child can't wait to grow up and be a mother. I love seeing her enthusiasm, so I was excited to review with her the book I'd Rather Be Your Mommy from Home School Adventure Co.

I'd Rather be Your Mommy Book