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Homeschooling 4 boys does not exempt me from this

Homeschooling 4 boys does not exempt me from this

Homeschooling 4 boys does not exempt me from…spit wads. Gross!

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Math Mammoth Light Blue Series Review

I want to preface my review of Math Mammoth’s Light Blue Series (4A & 4B) by saying how much I LOVE to research homeschool curriculum. Homeschooling today in 2015 is so awesome because of all the GREAT resources available. This truth cuts both ways, though. With so much out there, it can be difficult to […]

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Guest Post: Developing Good Writers

Have I ever mentioned that I was a math teacher in my former life? Math, yall. But now I homeschool. And do you know what goes along with teaching homeschool?? Teaching kids to…………….gasp……write. I have literally spent hours upon hours in the last couple of months researching homeschool writing curriculum because I have no idea […]

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Little Trains Preschool: The Rod and Staff Preschool Series

Five years ago when we started homeschooling, my one student was an only child. Lucky little thing; he had my undivided attention all day long, and we were able to be very thorough and structured in the learning of his ABC’s and 123’s. And then there were FOUR…. Needless to say, I have become WAY […]

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Little Trains Preschool: At the Store!

Little Trains Preschool: At the Store!

You don’t have to be at home to get in a good preschool lesson. Letters, numbers, shapes and colors are EVERYWHERE! Even at the tail end of a grocery shopping trip with FOUR BOYS. By the time I roll up to the check-out line with my four angels, things are usually pretty crazy. Then it’s […]

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Find the Letter FlipChart

Little Trains Preschool: Find the Letter Flip Chart!

Here at the Train house we have two 4-year-olds and a 2-year-old, and that means we are ALL about learning our ABC’s and 123’s.  The Little Trains (as I like to call them) have been learning a letter a week since we started school in September. My goal for them is to be able to […]

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Monday Musings

First day of school!  Yipee!  I love the fresh slate of a new school year & we are excited to get started with this year’s homeschool!  After spending the past few weeks getting organized, everything went well without a hitch.  Yay! We started the day off with our PE — 30 minutes of Zumba!  We […]

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Our 2012-2013 Reading List

As I mentioned early in the school year, we kind of did our own thing with read-alouds this year because my girls had just listened to all the read-alouds that went with their Sonlight core the previous year.  We took the opportunity to just read some good books together.  Some were my favorites, and some […]

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See the Light: Art Class (A Review and Giveaway)

That’s right. Here at the Train house, we offer a well rounded homeschool curriculum. Math, science, language arts, bible, social studies…………and Art Class! Now, if you know anything about me, you have already figured out that I am definitely NOT an artist. Or creative. I can REcreate from the ideas of others, but I have […]

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The Reading Rap

My girls were inspired by the Trains’ video from the other day and begged to do one of their own.  This is what we came up with.  The lyrics are written below in the post, as they can be a little hard to understand in some spots in the video.  The rap is based on books […]

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