Monthly Archives: July 2011

My Reluctant Reader and His Email Account

My 7 year old has come a long, long way with reading.  Leaps and bounds, really, after a year of plugging away during our first homeschooling year.  We used a formal reading curriculum all school year, then switched to him … Continue reading

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How To Mummify a Rubber Chicken

Why, you ask, did we mummify a rubber chicken?  Because a.) We are studying ancient Egypt; and b.) Because it is less disgusting that mummifying a real chicken. Mummifying a chicken is fairly common in homeschooling circles, especially amongst those … Continue reading

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Make a Mini-Nile River In Your Yard

Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times. Ch. 2 Egyptians Lived on the Nile River. Or you could make it in somebody else’s yard.  Doesn’t matter.  The point is, we made our own miniature river in order to act … Continue reading

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How to Make Egyptian Reed Boats

The Story of the World, Volume I: Ancient Times. Chapter 2: Egyptians Lived on the Nile River. Thus far, in our study of ancient Egypt, we keep seeing these beautiful and fascinating boats made of the reeds that grow along … Continue reading

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Our Week Spent Going Down The Nile

The Story of the World, Volume I: Ancient Times. Chapter 2: Egyptians Lived on the Nile River. We made models of the Nile River, from the Story of the World Activity Book. Step 1.  Spread dirt into a foil pan. … Continue reading

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The Farm Life

I was so excited when, a few days ago, I got an email from one of our favorite local farmers, informing us that we are next up on the waiting list for a weekly share of milk.  So today, the … Continue reading

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Charlotte’s Web Theme, Just in Time for the County Fair

Summer means it is County Fair time and we found a great go-along book, Charlotte’s Web. I read the book aloud to my seven-year-old.  For my five and two year olds, I found a picture book version, called Some Pig, … Continue reading

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