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Homeschool tidbits

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"This isn't so bad." - SW
It wouldn't seem like such a big deal to hear that, except this is SW. She balks at everything new, and most things she's done before that were new. I know that sounds crazy, but if you just knew this girl. So this week, we've been working on the relationship between multiplication and division, and how you can use one to remember the other. 

We had talked about this a little before our extended winter break, but since it had been a while, she may have had a slight breakdown when I reintroduced it. Thankfully, it was short lived! We are working through reviewing multiplication facts and discovering the art of division :) And honestly, she may be one of my most hard to teach at this point in life because of her tendency to be afraid of something new, despite the fact that she is ridiculously smart and almost always catches on immediately (even if she pretends she doesn't 'get it')

Also, curr…

Someone is Seven!!!!

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Someone turned **7** today!
This funny, mischievous, sometimes ornery, loving, tenderhearted boy turned 7 today!
We celebrated yesterday with cupcakes, ice cream, and lunch out, and then again today with.....staying home from church because of a virus! Ugh. Some days you feel like you've got it all together, and some days you just don't. No matter what, however, my children can always bring a smile to my face! As much as it makes me sad to see them grow up, I also look forward to everything the Lord has for them - and us - in the future!
Happy Birthday BW! 

Learning to Read for the Last Time

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Looking back on this year.....


This guy learned to read this year! 

Actually, he started during his Kindergarten school year, but we did a lot of Montessori activities with reading before we moved to one of my favorite purchases of all time - the Abeka Reading Handbook. I found this little handbook when AW was learning, and struggling, to read at BW's age. Something about this book, and definitely the approach it takes, clicked for him. It has had as much and more success with the three little readers after him that also used it to learn to read. 
He absolutely loves to read now, and will read everything he can find, regardless of how big or small it is! His current favorites are our Usborne Shine-A-Light books!
These are the three he got for Christmas:
Construction Site On The Space Station On The Train (No, these aren't affiliated links or anything! I linked to my friend's Usborne site, which is who I use for my Usborne purchases! We love them, and I bet you would, too!)