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A Satisfying Outline Pt. 1

Last Thursday, students in 6-12 writing began outlining their speeches.  When the students presented their “40 Chances” speeches earlier in the term, I made notes of common areas where students struggled.  Organizing seemed to be at the top of that … Continue reading

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Book Club Covenant

The following covenant was handed out at book club on Thursday, January 21st. Book Club Covenant Welcome to the club!  I personally want each of you to know that I value your participation and your unique contribution to this club! … Continue reading

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Low Prep Fine Motor Activities

Here is a link to a site that has some great “Why didn’t I think of that!”  activities to practice fine motor skills! Many kids on the autism spectrum struggle with uneven gross and fine motor development, but they are … Continue reading

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What To Do When Your Kids Won’t Read

I recently had a friend ask me if I had any suggestions for enticing/encouraging her sons to read more. My friend knows her sons CAN read well, they just don’t choose to do so, not even when bribed with money … Continue reading

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When You Need A Little Extra Help

Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  For home-educators, like myself, this time of year can be filled with all kinds of mixed emotions. On the one hand, I am thrilled that the cooler temps and calmer schedule make for a … Continue reading

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Perfect Summer Spaghetti Salad

We all have our own definitions of “Winning,” but for me, it’s all about getting dinner made ahead of time! We are exceptionally busy this week, so make-ahead meals are the perfect go-to to get everyone fed without sacrificing health, … Continue reading

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Losing Focus

What does my “habitual focus of attention” say about who I am? As the Bible tells us, “for where your treasure is, your heart shall be also.” My mediation for the day cites Jose Ortega y Gasset who challenges, “Tell … Continue reading

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Meet the Dolch Words

Do you remember the old television show, “The Letter People?” The theme song started out inviting you to, “Come and meet the Letter People! Come and visit in the family! Words are made of Letter People, A, B, C, D! … Continue reading

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My Go-To, No-Bake, Peanut Butter Protein Bar recipe

No-Bake Peanut Butter Protein Bars ½ C. crisp rice cereal (You can also use Gluten-free chocolate crisp rice cereal) 1 ½ C. rolled oats (I also substitute ¾ C. quick oats and ¾ C. rolled oats) ½ C. Unflavored vegan … Continue reading

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Start a Summer Book List!

This summer, my family is experimenting with having no cable television. We have Netflix (We’re not savages!) but we are hoping that this will be an extension of our past tradition of taking one week with no television every summer. … Continue reading

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