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Blossom and Root Second Grade, Homeschool Planning

Our Homeschool Second Grade Curriculum Choices 2019 – 2020

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I usually share our curriculum choices in the fall, just after our school year has begun. But this time I thought I’d share them with you now, as I’m finalizing the vision I have for the year ahead. I usually make the majority of my curriculum decisions in the spring, then spend the summer gathering materials and designing the general structure of the homeschool year to come.

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Blossom and Root First Grade, Blossom and Root Kindergarten, Our Homeschool Week in Review series

OUR HOMESCHOOL WEEK IN REVIEW: APRIL 1 – 7

Spring Brings Homeschool Magic

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Springtime–even the merest hint of it–brings a certain magic to our homeschool every year. Something about the sweet smell of the thawing soil, the new flash of green, and the bird song that carries into the evening brings swift and lively inspiration to our homeschool.

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History and Geography, Our Homeschool Week in Review series

Our Homeschool Weeks In Review: February 11 – 24

Diving Into Our First History Unit of 2019

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Oh my gracious, it has taken me so long to finish this post! I promise that, once second grade launches and our spring sale is underway, I’ll get back into our regular schedule for these “homeschool journal” posts. I really love writing them and sharing them with you!

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Brave Writer Lifestyle, Our Homeschool Week in Review series, S.T.E.A.M.

Our Homeschool Weeks in Review: January 28 – February 10

The Big, Fat Field Trip Extravaganza

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Right now, my life is consumed with highlighters, red pens, stacks of printed pages, and piles and piles of books. I am up to my eyebrows in final edits for our second grade curriculum, as well as a dozen different Book Seed issues. I love the madness of creation, and I even love the tedium of the editing process. But it’s called for a temporary shift in every other aspect of my world, including homeschooling.

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Nature Study, Our Homeschool Week in Review series

Our Homeschool Week in Review 1/7 – 1/13

Embracing Winter in Our Homeschool

It’s been awhile since I wrote a “week in review post.” Our late autumns and early winters tend to necessitate a bit of a stepping-away or dialing-back. I use the time to reflect on the year past, set my focus for the year ahead, and to enjoy the holidays with my family. We took the last two weeks of December, and the first week of January, off from homeschool and the much-needed break was heavenly.

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Art and Music

Piano Lessons at Home with Kids Learn Piano Live Subscription Boxes

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Learning a musical instrument can offer so many benefits to a child, from the academic to the spiritual. From an increase in comprehension and math skills, to improvements in confidence and stress reduction, even to critical character development in perseverance and discipline, the rewards are tremendous. 

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