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Happy New Year!

My post tonight will be short and sweet. I just wanted to take a moment to thank those of you who have taken the time to read and follow Bookworm Homeschool in the early stages. I’ve been blogging for quite a while about education and play (my previous posts can be found at heidideal.blogspot.com) but […]

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Sand, Snow, and Soil: A Day of Science and Sensory Fun

Sometimes I plan out a day of homeschool and it doesn’t go as expected. Sometimes it may be because emotions spiral out of control, but once in a while it’s because we find a new path that is so much more fun. We started our Friday with our usual plans, but my youngest needed something […]

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Making Art from Nature

We are studying natural resources in science right now. We’ve talked about air, water, plants, sunlight, and rocks. Yesterday we compared rocks by using our balance to determine different weights and we observed how they are different and similar. We aren’t doing much experimenting with plants this time though, as a few weeks ago during […]

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All About Spelling

A few months ago I found a company online called All About Learning Press. I have an advanced reader and, after trying some of the basic Houghton Mifflin Language Arts Workbooks for first graders, I decided I needed something a little more engaging and challenging. While he is a great reader, he needs a little […]

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Words With Friends

My kids love reading. It’s one of those things that they just do. While my three year old can’t read on her own yet, I often hear her in her room making up her own stories to go along with the pictures she sees, or summarizing in her own words what I’ve read to her. […]

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Good Days and Bad Days

  As a new homeschooler I’ll tell you that there is no shortage of days that seem to blow up in my face. Maybe it’s a slight change to the routine, maybe we just woke up on the wrong side of bed. Whatever the reason, some days are not great. And on those not great […]

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Science Saturday: What We’re Reading

We love science! In my Studying Habitats post I talked about the Science Fusion program we are using. And we love it, but we like to mix things up so we have some other books we like to throw into the mix now and then. Last year at the Orange County Children’s Book Festival we […]

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Studying Habitats

  We’re studying environments and habitats in first grade science right now. We chose to use Science Fusion by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt this year. It’s a good program with a text they can write in, and it encourages using the pages to take notes and draw pictures to reinforce what they are learning. It also […]

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