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  • Twelve weeks of letting the curriculum go, Exploring new nature spots, baking, teatime, books, sleeping in, homemade “nice” cream, dinners al fresco, and missing our family and friends terribly. All bittersweet memories for this summer of 2020. ⁣
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We start back to school the first week of August and I’m excited about sharing our school days again, but until then we’ll be☀️ 🏊‍♂️ 📚 🧁 ☕️ ✌🏻 ⁣
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  • Our 2020/2021 homeschool curriculum reveal is live on the blog. (Link in profile)📚🤩⁣
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I talk in detail about everything three of my kids will be using, why I ditched The Good and the Beautiful Language Arts and what we’re using instead. 😱⁣
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If you just want a curriculum list with links,  scroll on down to the bottom of the blog post. 🥰⁣
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How’s your planning going for next year? ⁣
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  • Our summer read aloud stack. 📚 ⁣
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The Stories Julian Tells and its sequel were quick reads. We all enjoyed them very much. A lot of giggles from the kids. ⁣
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Old Mother West Wind. ⁣
Well....I just don’t think I’m a fan of Thornton Burgess books. After last years attempt at crawling through the Bird book, I thought this would be a better fit for my kids, but we just couldn’t get into this one either. ⁣
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The Virginia Mysteries Series books 1 & 2.⁣
If you like The Goonies, you will like this. ⁣
If you like books that tie in history, you will like this. ⁣
My kids were crazy about these books, BUT
I didn’t like that the main characters (brothers ages 8 and 10) kept so many huge secrets from their parents, all for the sake of trying to solve a mystery on their own. I had to reiterate that they should NOT have lied to their parents. Even in the end, when one of the brothers put himself in a dangerous situation, the author sort of glazed over the consequences of his actions. ⁣
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In book 2, we have the same idea. A year later the brothers try to solve another mystery and big time lie to their parents about it. Also, there’s some teasing going on between the brothers about the younger one liking/kissing a girl. It just made me super uncomfortable! Especially since I have an almost 8 yr old son I’m reading this to. I skipped over/changed a lot of wording. ⁣
We have book 3, but I think I’ll hold off. ⁣
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The Tale of Despereaux will be our next read. I’m looking forward to it! ⁣
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What are you reading this summer? ⁣
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  • It’s that time of year again! Everyone is starting to share their curriculum reveal for this next school year! 🥳⁣
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Y’all know I love the Charlotte Mason curriculum from @agentlefeast and we are definitely continuing on with it this fall. ⁣
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Stay tuned for a blog post with a list of EVERYTHING I will be using this coming school year for all of my kids! ⁣
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  • I finally, FINALLY finished last months wheel. It was the flowers holding me back! I realized that for me, bugs are easy to draw but flowers drive me crazy! ⁣
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Summer “school” has been very relaxed so far. My kids have been asking for morning basket again, but I think they just really miss eating two breakfasts every morning. Kidding! 😂⁣
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If you enjoy poetry, here’s my selection for last month. The Flower Moon month of May. ⁣
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Teach me, Father, how to go ⁣
Softly as the grasses grow; ⁣
Hush my soul to meet the shock ⁣
Of the wild world as a rock; ⁣
But my spirit, propt with power, ⁣
Make as simple as a flower. ⁣
Let the dry heart fill its cup, ⁣
Like a poppy looking up; ⁣
Let life lightly wear her crown ⁣
Like a poppy looking down, ⁣
When its heart is filled with dew, ⁣
And its life begins anew. ⁣ ⁣
Teach me, Father, how to be ⁣
Kind and patient as a tree. ⁣
Joyfully the crickets croon ⁣
Under the shady oak at noon; ⁣
Beetle, on his mission bent, ⁣
Tarries in that cooling tent. ⁣
Let me, also, cheer a spot, ⁣
Hidden field or garden grot— ⁣
Place where passing souls can rest ⁣
On the way and be their best.⁣
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-Edwin Markham⁣
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  • Apparently I’m drawn to sad and depressing book quotes...no, I’m not a sad and depressing person. 😜⁣
I’ve been meaning to share my FAVORITE line from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, and here it is! ⁣
⁣Do you keep a quote journal? ⁣
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  • We completed another unit with @fiveinarowpublishing last week! We spent most of the time celebrating our special talents. We did map work, learned new vocabulary, and had a very fun circus themed teatime. ⁣
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If you’re interested in seeing more photos and reading all about our week with FIAR, I wrote a blog post! Link in profile. ⁣
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Summer school is really fun. 🙌🏻⁣
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  • We were just a few weeks into our spring/summer rhythm and my plans to continue on with morning basket fizzled out pretty quickly. 😂⁣
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My older three are sleeping in later than they normally do, then head outside when they wake up. Being the Charlotte Mason homeschool mom that I am…..how could I stop them from spending most of their waking hours out of doors? 😉⁣
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I’m enjoying the change! I’m liking a later start time and the low key mornings. I also know that we don’t have a solid history, geography, or natural science curriculum scheduled for the next few months so there’s really no need for us to start the day earlier in order to fit it all in. ⁣
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I wrote a blog post about our new rhythm and some advice on what to do if your carefully planned days fizzle out like mine did. 🥰⁣
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So tell me! What did you do when your planned rhythm was a bust? ⁣
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  • I purchased the new kindergarten math curriculum written by @kateshomeschoolmath who is the same creator of our FAVORITE preschool math book. 🙌🏻⁣
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This is called Kindergarten Math with Confidence and it has been absolutely wonderful for my soon to be 6 yr old. It even has weekly math themed picture book suggestions to read aloud. I already have 6 weeks worth checked out from the library. 😍⁣
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  • On the agenda for the next few days will be finding new nature spots to explore. ⁣
My kids have been asking us to go camping “for real” instead of our backyard. I am not ready for a sleepless night with the littlest one, but I think they’ve just about talked me into it. I LOVE camping, but I also love sleep. 😂😴 ⁣
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