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About wiseowlhomeschool

Homeschooling mom of 3 Work at home medical transcriptionist Christian Conservative

Where have I been???

My last post on this blog was…September??? Of last YEAR????  What happened? Where did the time go? I guess life just happened. 🙂  Honestly, what happens is that if I’m  not working on the computer and the kids are asleep, … Continue reading

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Finalizing Plans – Fine Arts for a Charlotte Mason Education

I’m putting together our fine arts portion for the 2013/14 school year. This includes hymns, folk songs, composer study, artist study, and poetry.  We will mostly do this together (in the car on the way to co-op). However, poetry will … Continue reading

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Middle Ages History Selections

Here I am doing what I do best. CHANGING things. I had a poignant conversation with my soon-to-be 5th grader about Ambleside and the readings, etc. It went something like this: “Hey Evie, what were your favorite stories from last … Continue reading

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Schedules

Schedules. I’m not sure I like them. They tend to make me a tad nervous. What if something happens and we fall off track? Do we skip it? Add it to the next day and throw everything off? I definitely … Continue reading

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Language Arts the Charlotte Mason Way

The language arts curricula I picked out at the beginning of last year didn’t work the way I wanted it to, and now I’m looking forward to the fall and making some decisions about the things we will use. My … Continue reading

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Scheduling Ambleside Year 0.5

My son is 6, and he’ll be 7 right after the start of the new school year. I don’t think he’s quite ready to move into some of the longer readings that will take place in Year 1. However, I … Continue reading

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Math for Young Children

You might have already read about my math plans for grades 3 and up: a combination of Strayer-Upton with Life of Fred. Once I figured THAT out, I began to prayerfully consider what in the world I would do with … Continue reading

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