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This is a place for all homeschooling moms to come and share ideas and thoughts. And to "vent" about issues pertaining to homeschooling your children.

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Comment by Carla Jansen on October 26, 2011 at 11:02am

I just loaded a free worksheet-style activity for preschoolers: My Leaf Report!  Take your preschooler for a walk, let her choose a leaf, and then talk about the activities on My Leaf Report!  Download it for free at http://WholeChildCreativeCurriculum.blogspot.com!  Includes, science, math (counting), art, communication, and analysis!

 

Carla

Comment by Margot Finke on October 18, 2011 at 7:12pm

A sneak-peek into Horatio Humble Beats the Big D - dyslexia.  My rhyming picture book that encourages kids with reading problems - and a parent/teacher guide for parents.

Comment by Cheryl F on October 14, 2011 at 2:07pm

Hi I am hoping some of you will link up with me for  Field Trip Friday at On the Old Path.  Just share one of you Homeschooling outings new or old is fine.

http://ontheoldpath.com/2011/10/14/field-trip-fridays-1/

Comment by Margot Finke on October 13, 2011 at 8:56pm
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My REVIEW of Kathy Stemke's PB,  "Trouble on Earth Day," can be found here: http://hookkidsonreading.blogspot.com/


This charming "green" story teaches kids about recycling and reusing - and it's a FUN read too. The great info and games at the back are icing on this yummy cake.

 

Margot Finke

Books - Manuscript Critiques
http://www.margotfinke.com

Virtual School Visits
http://virtualschoolvisits.blogspot.com/
Comment by Carla Jansen on September 28, 2011 at 11:47am
I have a giveaway for a BocaBeth DVD and Activity Book this week on my blog!  BocaBeth can be a great Spanish curriculum for young children or a supplement for any other Spanish instruction you're doing!  Check it out at  http://jollyjansen.blogspot.com/2011/09/teach-spanish-with-bocabeth...
Comment by Margot Finke on September 20, 2011 at 4:10pm

Welcome to Carla and her preschooler.

Esther, I also loved Dolphin Tale.  Home schooling your children can be a wonderful experience dor both parent and child.  Congratulations.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

If any of you think your children would enjoy a simple, short time-travel adventure e-book,  in easy to open and read PDF, I have just the thing FREE.

I put characters from my 3 latest books into a fun adventure. Two of them must help Taconi and Claude find their way back to the Aussie outback of the 1950s - where they come from.

Just e-mail me < mfinke@frontier.com >
and this FREE fun story is yours to enjoy.

 

 

Margot’s Magic Carpet
11x  Books With a WOW Factor
http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/
Comment by Carla Jansen on September 19, 2011 at 10:24pm

I just joined this group...we're just beginning to officially homeschool our preschooler!

 

I'm putting together a Postcard Exchange and would love to get to know some of you through it!   I just posted about the details today: http://jollyjansen.blogspot.com

 

Carla

Comment by Esther Irish on September 18, 2011 at 3:54pm
A Hollywood movie that is pro-homeschooling?  We got to go to the movie screening for Dolphin Tale.  This is a great family movie.  The main character was homeschooled,  (It's based on a true story.)   as are the two kids that play the parts.  My whole family loved it.  The movie opens in theaters this Friday.  RSVP for Homeschool Day and be entered into a Sweepstakes!  Check my post for details!
Comment by Margot Finke on September 2, 2011 at 4:40pm

About a month ago I asked for thoughts about using Skype and a Webcam for fun virtual home visits with parents and home schooled kids.    Just like my in-person school visit, I would talk about writing books, illustrating them, read one of my latest, and maybe run a short lesson on writing rhyme.  If a particular Mom needed something special I would be happy to fit in with her homeschooling needs. 


I also encourage the use of  active and powerful words when writing any story.   The idea is to paint instant word pictures in a reader's head. Doing this makes the plot and the characters come alive.  Reading is a Magic Carpet Ride to fun, adventure, and a chance for great educational opportunities.  Kids who read succeed!

 

If you are interested, please e-mail me: mfinke at frontier dot com

 

** Margot’s Magic Carpet
    11x Books With a WOW Factor
    http://perfectmagiccarpet.blogspot.com/

** Manuscript Critiques - Help for writers
    http://www.margotfinke.com

Comment by Emily Tan on September 2, 2011 at 10:28am

I'm sponsoring a new Memory Monday Meme with a Link-up.  This is the first time I've done a link-up.   This first week is all about sharing what you do with Memory Work in your homeschool.   Then every Monday we will link-up and share what worked for us, what we worked on, what we have planned, tips for memorizing things, or what ever you want to post about memory work.   

I would love to have more link-ups so we can all share ideas.

http://missmoe-thesearethedaysofmylife.blogspot.com/2011/08/memory-...

 

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