Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Homeschool Terrorist

Our resident Homeschool Terrorist*, otherwise known as the adorable 2 year old, Love Bug, has amped things up a few notches.  Not only does he rarely nap, but at the mere site of me and his siblings attempting to read … Continue reading

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F.I.A.R. Night of the Moonjellies

Night of the Moonjellies by Mark Shasha tells the story of a seven year old boy who worked with his family at their New England, waterfront food stand.  On his way to work one day, the boy finds some pretty … Continue reading

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All in a Day’s Work

While Firefly and The Queen Bee worked on painting props out on the deck for our pretend restaurant from the FIAR book, Night of the Moonjellies… Love Bug did some potty training, homeschool style. See, he’s actually looking at the … Continue reading

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Mad About Madeline? Yes, We Are!

As part of our ongoing Madeline obsession, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to attend a local community theatre play, Madeline and the Bad Hat. This is a touring show by ArtsPower so in the event it is coming to … Continue reading

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More Madeline

Madeline was the first book we “rowed” with Five In A Row. My daughter was not quite 4 1/2. She has been Madeline-obsessed ever since, lining up 12 of anything in two straight lines, making “Flat Madelines” and wanting any … Continue reading

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Keeping Toddlers Busy While Homeschooling

Author’s note:  The post that follows is the one that people come to most on my blog after typing “how to keep a toddler busy while homeschooling”, or something very similar, into a search engine.  For a list of all … Continue reading

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Easter Egg Toddler Activity

Egg carton, fillable plastic eggs, small toys.  I’m using plastic insects and animals; some are new to him and some are old friends.  Opening and closing the eggs provides a fine motor skill activity.  I also have a plastic bag … Continue reading

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