Friday Five: links, hacks, and more

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Every Most Fridays at Simply Convivial, I post a 5-point quick-take about our week. I thought I’d do something similar over here, but with a life and link focus instead of a homeschooling focus. Enjoy! 1. Formative Fundamentals A quote on time management to mull over for the weekend. The most manifest sign of wisdom is a continual cheerfulness. – Michal de Montaigne This wise cheerfulness is not a bury-your-head-in-the-sand variety, but one that comes because our eyes are fixed … Read More

Friday Five: math fits, correction routines, and digital tools

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Faithful Follow-through We had a little “I hate math” episode this week – I believe it might have been this particular student’s first one, but I’ve been around the block a few times by this point and it hardly fazed me. “I hate math” was written as the answer to several problems and tears were shed. Laps were run and doors were slammed. I remained impervious, as Cindy Rollins advised. Anger was visible, so when the page was brought to … Read More

Friday Five: starting school, occupying three-year-olds, and talking real life

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And now that we’re back into doing school instead of planning school and sharing school plans, it’s time for the Friday Five feature to return. Faithful Follow-through We started school this week! It went quite well, if I do say so myself. We’ve had some doozies of first days in the past, so maybe I learned something (like the fact that the root of those bad first days was the way I handled it – oops!). It wasn’t all sunshine … Read More

Friday Five: school planning, play, more chats, history, & books read

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1. Faithful Follow-through Favorite homeschool Instagram of the week: Follow me on Instagram 2. Fun Freeways This is what summer is for. Then come the spelling lessons. 3. Fab Freebie 4. Fast FAQ It’s time for curriculum-browsing! I have early elementary age kids (7 and 9) and am looking for a history spine (I am moving on after 4 years with Classical Conversations and feel like I am basically starting all over again). I was debating between Tapestry of Grace, … Read More

Friday Five: chores, fellowship, audits, science, & books

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Faithful Follow-through Favorite homeschool Instagram of the week: Follow me on Instagram Fun Food & Fellowship Fab Freebie Fast FAQ I received this question in regards to my “7th Grade Real Life Report” post. I wrote her reply and then the next day read a confirmation of my opinion in Teaching Science So Students Learn Science. One of his principles is that the history of scientific inquiry is a significant area of study – because what are commonly presented as … Read More

Friday Five: End-of-Year Itch, Mom’s Day Out, and Preschool Years

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Featuring frivolity with friends 1) follow-through 2) ‘fore & aft 3) freebie 4) FAQ & 5) favorite fiction ~ follow-through ~ Oh my goodness. The home stretch of the school year is rough. We are all ready to be done. We just need to wrap up loose ends. The house is fraying at the seams. One more week, then testing, then we’re off! We can do it. I am looking forward to our June break, but it is already looking … Read More

Friday Five: Programming Hopeful, Tidiness Do-Over, Year-Round Woes, and more

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. . . 1) follow-through 2) ‘fore & aft 3) freebie 4) FAQ & 5) favorite fiction ~ follow-through ~ The anticipation builds: only three more weeks of regular school, then testing week, and then we’re off until after the fourth of July! We’re closing in on it, and it helps propel us forward. Actually, I keep thinking of reasons maybe we should just call it good enough for now, but we will push on – those times I have … Read More

Friday Five: Shakespeare, Evernote, Reading Habits, and more

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Featuring favorite finds 1) follow-through 2) ‘fore & aft 3) freebie 4) FAQ & 5) favorite fiction ~ follow-through ~ It’s been a very solid week of school. Keeping the work of 4 students (well, 3 1/2 students, really) plus 1 toddler – maybe she’s a preschooler now? – is definitely something that can cause me to feel a bit out of breath by lunch time. But the more we stick with it, the easier it becomes – just like … Read More

Friday Five: verdure term, book organization, and vocations

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Featuring family phenomenon 1) follow-through 2) ‘fore & aft 3) freebie 4) FAQ & 5) favorite fiction ~ follow-through ~ We began our last term of the year this week – perhaps it was that ray of hope that helped everyone get started with pep and cheerfulness. It was a fairly painless beginning. Plus, we’ve certainly hit our groove. I should probably do my best to keep next year as similar as possible, because our groove does seem to be … Read More

Friday Five: break week, teacher training, & EHAP help

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Friday Five: follow-through, ‘fore and aft, freebie, FAQ, & favorite fiction ~ follow-through ~ It was Easter break week for us this week, and we spent half of it holed up in the house sick. There was disappointment all around – if one is going to cancel everything and be sick in bed, one might as well do it on a school day so school is canceled, rather than on a break week when it’s play that is canceled. But … Read More

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