Category: Homeschool

Beaten by an 8 year old…

So there is nothing like a thrashing by an 8 year old to put an dent in the old self esteem!  Our school work today was all verbal, math was multiplication and division but since Mr. Magoo is a rock star at math we threw in some fractions.   We also trying to figure out how many …

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Time 4 Learning Review!

Okay we are 1 month into homeschooling and using Time 4 Learning. First let me say that I’m a new homeschooler and I really don’t have a clue what I’m doing!! I haven’t used anything but this system so I don’t have anything to compare it to really. As long as it works for Mr. …

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Ahoy Matey!

Thankfully there is a LOT of free curriculum out there on the internet as I’m a bit of curriculum junkie at the moment.  The other day I heard about a unit study on Pirates for kids ages 8 – 13 and I immediately downloaded it!  Once we are finished with the Solar System we are going …

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Pluto is NOT a planet…

Ok, so things have changed since I was in school.  The Soviet Union is no more, the Wall is down in Germany, Yugoslavia…finished.  I’m pretty up on world happenings so not much throws me for a loop.  Um, so how did I miss that Pluto is no longer a planet??? We are doing a unit …

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The school year has started…

AND IT ROCKS!  I am a true believer, I know I had doubts before but I GET it now!  Mr. Magoo is loving the homeschooling.  Our goal is to de-school through the month of September, just ease into it.  I’m allow Mr. Magoo to lead more than anything.  He expresses an interest in a subject …

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The school year is almost here!

I’ve been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. Time4Learning can be used for homeschool, afterschool and summer skill sharpening. Be sure to come back and read about my experience. We start school here on Thursday with a morning of Time4Learning and then off to the HLSA’s Not Back To …

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End of term picnic in the park…with SUNSHINE (mostly)

Before I start with the picnic I just have to share.  This is the newest craft magazine on the market.  It’s AMAZING.   Love love love it. Anyway on to the end of term picnic. Whatever your thoughts on school uniforms you have to admit that this is the cutest thing EVER.  Mr. Magoo wore …

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It’s hot as Hades in London today!

30 Degrees in the SHADE!  damn I’m hot.  Okay I understand that there are people all over the world suffering from sucky weather. Slave lake Alberta anyone?  But it has been raining for a MONTH here in London! So upon hearing that there was going to be a heat wave I was delighted.  Saturday was …

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Testing testing 1, 2, 3…

Okay I’m the first to say I’m not 100% blogging guru.  So if you’ve come here hoping for some words of wisdom today my apologies.  This post to purely for my own learning.  Trying to make my blog work for me.