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1st Grade Curriculum – 2015-2016

Posted by LilBearsMama on August 26, 2015 in Charlotte Mason, Curriculum, First Grade, History, Math, Nature Study, Science |
cur picWould somebody please explain to me how on earth Boobear is in the first grade? Well, on paper anyway. I don't really believe in grade levels. I believe in ability. So on paper he's in first grade. In reality...well, it depends. His comprehension is off the charts but he's still learning to read and write. Depending on the subject, Boobear ranges anywhere from the K - 4th range. I've even pulled from material for higher grades in order to give him a proper challenge. (Remember that insect lapbook? Read more [...]

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Review: Animals and Their Worlds ~ Final Thoughts

Posted by LilBearsMama on August 20, 2015 in Charlotte Mason, Curriculum, Nature Study, Reviews, Science |
winter promiseIt's been a bit since I've posted about this program. I do apologize for that, but health issues and some other things got in the way. So, onto our final thoughts about this program from Winter Promise's sister company Spirited~Autumn~Hope! I really like this program. While I would love to be able the full packages that Winter Promise offers, the PDF downloads from Spirited~Autumn~Hope are actually more than enough. With this, I only had to have some baking supplies, pick up one book, and Read more [...]

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Review: Horizons 1st Grade Math

Posted by LilBearsMama on August 20, 2015 in Curriculum, Math, Reviews |
jkc120_l_9_zpszdxpou0bAs part of the Schoolhouse ReviewCrew, I received a chance to review a level of Horizons Math by Alpha Omega Publications. We received the 1st grade math set, which is the teacher's manual and two student workbooks. About Alpha Omega Alpha Omega Publications is a Christian company that offers print, online, and computer-based homeschool curricula. They have won quite a few awards, including being included in the top 100 picks by Cathy Duffy. The company has been producing curriculum since 1977. About Read more [...]

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Wordless Wednesday – Don’t be fooled! Not Napping

Posted by LilBearsMama on August 19, 2015 in Wordless Wednesday |

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Wordless Wednesday – Boobear and Mikey

Posted by LilBearsMama on August 12, 2015 in Wordless Wednesday |

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Review: Funtastic Unit Studies

Posted by LilBearsMama on August 5, 2015 in Reviews |
As part of the Review Crew, we received the book Science Unit Studies for Homeschoolers and Teachers by Susan Kilbride to review. She's a homeschool mom who has a degree in biology and saw a need for such unit studies. You can find all kinds of great information on her website Funtastic Unit Studies. This is a soft cover book that has 20 science-themed unit studies. The first ten are designed for kids ages 4-7. The other ten are for kids ages 8-13. Items from around the house are used to teach Read more [...]

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Review: With Lee in Virginia Audio Drama

Posted by LilBearsMama on July 31, 2015 in Reviews |
featuredAs part of the Review Crew, we received a CD copy of Heirloom Audio Production's "With Lee in Virginia" to review. This is the third in a series of dramatizations based on the novels of G.A. Henty. The series is called "The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty" and each novel is an adventure full of people who are easy to relate to and excellent characters. "With Lee in Virginia" is a novel set in the Civil War era. It follows a young man who joins the Northern Virginian Army under Robert E. Read more [...]

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Guest Post at The Transplanted Southerner

Posted by LilBearsMama on July 23, 2015 in General |
My friend Leanne over at The Transplanted Southerner recently asked me to do a guest post for her blog. She's part of a blog hop and her area is "Homeschooling with Learning Disabilities." Of course I said yes! You can check out my post about "Homeschooling Autism - Challenge and Triumph" here on her blog. Make sure to read the other fabulous posts too! Till next time, Read more [...]

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Where to Do Nature Study

Posted by LilBearsMama on July 17, 2015 in Charlotte Mason, Curriculum, Nature Study |
Several times lately I've seen folks in Facebook groups asking just where they are supposed to go to do nature study. They say they don't have the ability to drive out to fields or lakes, they live in town or the city, or they simply don't know where to even begin. The truth is - you don't actually have to go anywhere to do nature study. Don't over think it and don't make it harder than it is! Think about - how many times has a fly come in through an open window? Study him! Catch him if you Read more [...]

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