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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

What?  Monday already? Well, my stint as a nun in the Sound of Music has come to an end.  No more singing Latin.  While it was actually lots of fun, I’m so glad it’s over and my life can regain some semblance of order.  Of course, auditions for the next play (James and the Giant […]

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Monday Musings

Technically, it’s still Monday… but that only gives me 50 minutes to write this post. My time today was spent in the schoolroom getting ready for the new school year.  It’s the third afternoon I’ve spent in there, and it’s still not finished.  It’s been a whole year since it had a “thorough” cleaning.  Slowly […]

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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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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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Happily Ever After………and other myths

Happily Ever After………and other myths

Updated 1/25/2013: When I wrote this 2 years ago, I had no idea that 2 weeks later I would find out that I was pregnant with Micah who was born in September of 2011. We also adopted our Gaige and James that year. It was an awesome year!    When I was younger, pre -Mrs. […]

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Looking Forward to 2013: Mama Train

Looking Forward to 2013: Mama Train

It’s that time of year again. Time for planning. Time for resolving. Time for new beginnings. You probably don’t know this about me, but for the past 2 years I have been in survival mode. Well, its probably been more like 3 1/2 years. A little over 3 1/2 years ago, I went from being […]

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