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  • Friday Poetry and “tea” dreamed up and presented by our sweet four year old. ⁣
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My kids are getting into this one-on-one baking time with me, and have started coming up with elaborate ideas. On her next turn she wants to make a fireworks cake (?!) and after that it will be Doc McStuffins. ⁣
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What have I done?! 🤣☕️🍰⁣
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  • Narration is an art, like poetry making or painting, because it is there, in every child’s mind, waiting to be discovered, and it is not the result of any process of disciplinary education. ⁣⁣
-Charlotte Mason (Home Education) ⁣⁣⁣
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For a creative writing supplement, we’re using Story Starters by Karen Andreola. She has written out helpful tips for the teacher that includes how to use this guide, the four methods/stages the student will work through over the years, and hints for polishing including an index of literary terms, and so much more. ⁣😍⁣⁣
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But for now, my oldest (almost 8) is beginning with oral narration. This is meant to be a fun project for him. I do not not-pick or polish. He tells the story, I type it out for him, then read it aloud during teatime. ☕️ 🍰 ⁣⁣
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I’m thinking, I’ll just bind these together for him, and he’ll have a nice book at the end of the year.⁣⁣
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Story Starters includes a plethora of stories that are unfinished and is left to the child’s imagination to decide how it will end. She also includes “writing help” at the end of each story to help get it going again, if your child is feeling stuck. ⁣⁣⁣
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I would love to know what creative writing guides you are using (if you are)! ⁣⁣
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  • In the home where Charlotte Mason’s recommendations are followed, beautiful music fills the air. The family becomes intimately familiar with paintings and masters of art. Good books are savored. The family understands the Bible by reading it, and by narrating it too. These are a persons “Very bread of life”. Children are watching their mother. They notice how much or how little she enjoys all the true, just, pure, lovely, praise-worthy, and excellent things to think about. ⁣
-Karen Andreola (Mother Culture) ⁣
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⁣I’ve been pouring myself into Mother Culture and any other words written by Karen Andreola. ⁣
I’ve been working away at the things that bring me joy like this phenology wheel here. July was completed on time, but I’m very late in sharing it. ⁣
My oldest (almost 8 yrs) has decided to try nature journaling like me. ⁣
Yes, he sees me pouring into something that I love, and he too wants to experience it. I’ll share more of his nature wheel at the end of the month, if he will allow it. ⁣
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This language arts lesson from @fiveinarowpublishing was all about contrasting descriptive sentences taken from the book Storm in the Night by Mary Stolz. ⁣⁣
We also made up our own sentences which was challenging, but fun. ⁣⁣
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If you care to read about our week rowing Storm in the Night, I’ve written a blog post for you! Link is in my profile, or you can head directly to keribotch .com⁣
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Morning smoothies are a great motivator for completing copywork. 😉⁣
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  • A curated rhythm tailored to fit my family AND also works with any curriculum makes me feel like I can take on the world. 😭🙌🏻⁣
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I decided to push our official first day of school back another four weeks and needed something to fill that gap that would also help us ease into A Gentle Feast. ⁣
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I just put all of this together today using some old resources we already had. ⁣
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Anyway, this post just shows how much of a planning nerd I really am. 🤓♥️⁣
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EDIT: I’ve written a blog post about this planning process! You’ll get all the details and a close up look at my plans with links to my resources. Link in profile! 🎉
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  • There’s no denying how versatile this board game is. ⁣⁣
We’ve pretty much lost all the cards and gingerbread men, but no big deal! ⁣
All you need is colorful construction paper,  individualized review questions for each kid, and some moveable game pieces.⁣⁣
Any subject will work! Math, reading, history review, nature study, geog...⁣⁣
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Have you hacked any classic games? ⁣⁣
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  • On a whim a few days ago, I shared in my stories how I schedule out an entire week of @agentlefeast lesson plans using my @annavancepaperco planner. ⁣
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I had so many of you ask me to save it in my highlights, that I thought it might also be helpful to write a blog post about it. The pictures are clearer, and you will get to see week 2. 
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It’s funny, because I talked about how your own rhythm will change often before you find something that works, and I ended up changing mine just a bit after I posted in my stories! 👍🏼⁣
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If you care to have a look at AGF’s sample  schedule, read about how I changed it including a detailed look into my planner AND how our days look including the times we get started, it’s all in the blog post! ⁣
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  • As my third year of homeschooling approaches, the fears and doubts that I can do this are dissipating...although they might return during the high school years.😱⁣
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One thing I know for certain is each year will bring new challenges and new mistakes will still be made. ⁣
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I’ve stumbled over jumping in too soon, pushing a little too hard/expecting too much, and don’t get me started on narrations which were a disaster in the beginning. But, these little hiccups have only bolstered my confidence. ⁣
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Another mistake I made at the beginning was not making time for my own personal interests. I gave my all to this homeschooling gig, and had nothing left over for me.⁣
I want my kids to see me learning, painting, reading, and growing. I want them to see that learning is life long and can bring so much joy.⁣
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And, here’s my June wheel. Late in sharing, but complete non the less. ⁣
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  • On Friday’s my kids take turns getting a one-on-one baking session with me, because I’ve given up on baking with all four of them at once. 🤣🤪⁣⁣⁣
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They LOVE it because when it’s their turn they get to choose what we bake, the poems we read, and I also let them set the table exactly the way they want. ⁣⁣⁣
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It’s a win-win for us all! ⁣⁣⁣
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