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1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2017

[insert stack photo] My Princess has taken a slower, but perhaps more average start and stance on the idea of schooling. Mostly, if it is not somehow princess related she is not particularly interested. I have found printables and coloring hands-on activities are very appealing for her and find that a different direction from her sister is indeed warranted. This past year has found so many changes in her personality and behavior that indeed I believe that this will be the first real school year with a routine set for her. Although, she is my “spirited” child, so that may change… My five-year-old, six in the beginning of August, Princess enthusiast is not yet reading but it is a challenge we’re heading toward with a plethora of tools at our belt that are not quite working yet, but we’re adding a few new things here and there with fingers crossed. . .

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3rd Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

Memoria Press 3rd grade

[insert stack photo] But wait! Didn’t your AppleBlossom start Third Grade in the fall of 2016?! Well yes, but in the February following, we kinda started over. So she is currently third grade, she is currently still seven-years-old, or at least she will be for one more month eight. Oi! She will turn nine in the summer. We really found ourselves to be unhappy with the overall scheduling of the Veritas Press Scholars Academy Homeschool Diploma Program and only satisfied with a few of the curriculum choices. Therefore, we kept what we liked and kicked the rest to the curb. (Note: We love materials published by Veritas Press!) About AppleBlossom’s progress… Finally, when I gave myself permission to quit we jumped back to what we love, namely that of Memoria Press. So onward with 3M (or what is known as the homeschool moderated track based off of the Highlands Latin. . .

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Seven Months Old

7 months old. Are you kidding me? This little lady who came five weeks early to come and giggle for us is 7 months old today. πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ #babysister #babynumber4 #mermaidblossom #sevenmonthsold #bestlittlesister
In other news I got my license today. Back in like 1999. πŸš—
Also, Remember Pearl Harbor. πŸ™πŸ» πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 🚒 🌴 from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2AAGfsU

The all seeing Princess…

So this happened. The Princess πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ got glasses on Monday. Farsighted and astigmatism. So now we’re back in the first real day of schoolwork (starting with snuggle-school of course) and so far very positive attitude. #babynumber2 #newglasses #sixyearsold #mathlessonsforalivingeducation #pigmath #snuggleschool #charlottemason #homeschool #homeschoolmom #homeschoolmama from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2AmQ11S

Thin Stix Creativity Pack (Art Supplies) {Review}

We have fast come to love anything we get our hands on from the wonderful people at The Pencil Grip, Inc. and that holds true again with our latest discovery of Thin Stix Creativity Pack. We are so blessed to receive a 24-color pack to add to our art supplies for review. Today’s review post is a little bit different. I’m going to insert a short (less than five minutes) video to show you our set and some examples of art works that my girls have produced with it. The links included (above) are not affiliate links as were mentioned in my previous post, but a different store to show what all is available as requested by the wonderful vendor. Oh and while I’m on the past mentionings, don’t forget to check my review of The Pencil Grip. Now, back to it! Kwik Stix are amazing. We love our little. . .

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Six Months Old #mylove

I cannot believe we are there already. It’s time to take out the bassinet (and lower the crib, too!). Mermaid Warrior is more mobile and lifting up so far! that she can see over the edge. We’re very close to sitting and crawling. *sigh* She will be six months old on Nov. 7th if you can believe it… #mermaidblossom #babysister #babynumber4 #mamasgirl #stitchingbuddy
For the record her sisters walked at 7-8 months, 8-9 months, and the Rascal walked at 10 months (but he had much more weight). Ha. I say weight as if my 30lb son weighs a lot. Haha. from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2A7WsCq