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Se7en Tips For Family Reading Time…

March 24th, 2011 · 23 Comments

Last week I posted: So You Have Raised a Reader… Now What? And I thought I would follow it up with a couple of questions we have been getting regarding reading together as a whole family. There are two types of reading together, really. The one type is when you are all together and reading […]

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Tags: Brilliant Books · Homeschooling · Language Arts

So You Have Raised a Reader… Now What?

March 17th, 2011 · 25 Comments

So you have read to your kids from birth or even before then and you have done all sorts of wonderful reading activities with your child and suddenly you realize that you have indeed raised a reader. Well, more than a reader, you have a ferocious reader on your hands!!! Just lately I have had […]

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Tags: Homeschooling · Language Arts

Saturday Spot: The Mailbox and Letter Writing with Kids…

October 14th, 2010 · 13 Comments

This Saturday gone by was World Post Day and all things postal sprang to mind. Our post box is one of the most watched spots in our house and everyone knows the klunk as a the lids drops. Followed by the mad dash to be first!!! My kids know there is only one way to […]

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Tags: Home Zone · Homeschooling · Inside · Language Arts · Outdoors · Saturday Spot

Se7en’s Teeny Tiny Toothpick Puppet Shows

October 10th, 2010 · 27 Comments

My kids love and adore puppet shows and this week they made mini-puppet shows to demonstrate their story and they ended up playing with them for hours… So here’s how to make your own mini puppet theatre in Se7en Steps: Start with a blank envelope and draw a window/stage… Snip your window out… Then you […]

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Tags: Crafts for Kids · Language Arts · Paper Crafts · People/Puppet Crafts

Se7en Learning to Read Resources…

May 2nd, 2009 · 10 Comments

I would never normally post a school resource page on the weekends – especially a May Day weekend where everybody’s last thought is on school… but trust me on this and my reasoning will become clear!!! So let’s get down to reading: I used to think I just had to survive until all my children […]

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Se7en do Poetry, Packed with Poetry Resources for Kids.

April 29th, 2009 · 45 Comments

A couple of folk have said to me that they never do the poetry set for school, their kids just don’t get it. And I must say the way we did it as school was pretty tragic: Once a week the teacher put a poem on the board and after reading it through in silence […]

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Tags: Homeschooling · Language Arts

Owl Books – Post 4: Se7en of the Best Types of Dragon Book.

September 26th, 2008 · 8 Comments

My Best Dragon Books… Let’s start with my absolute favorite dragon series: The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini: Dragon Reference Books: When it comes to Dragons you have to have anything in the Dragonology Series: I just got this one for my birthday and it is fantastic and has already inspired me to track dragons: […]

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