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      Things That Go Transportation Unit Study We started our Transportation Theme unit Things That Go last week with the boys. We have been starting our morning with some great worship songs, while searching for good kids worship songs on the internet, I...
      Montessori Elementary Math Montessori Elementary Math ~ Exercise One: Number x a Number (Commutative Law)   Today I did a new Math presentations with Dustin(11), and Anthony(7), I found some wonderful Montessori Elementary Manuals for free online HERE that I followed.  I showed...
      We decided to take a trip to Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI before the weather gets cold. Since we have such a large family, it is almost always cheaper to buy a yearly pass verses getting in individually,...
      Our New Montessori Homeschool Classroom We are not completly done with the new Montessori homeschool classroom for the year, but I figured everything is where it belongs for the most part, so I figured I would share. To the right of...
      With the fact that I had the reorganization of the basement going on, orientation for Ethan's and Serena's school, and everything it takes to keep a household of 8 people running, we didn't manage to get much organized school...
      I have not officially started school for the older boys yet, but I have been structuring their day more, and requiring a few hours work time through out the day, here are some of the things we did for...
      Here is a look at some of the fun stuff the little boys did last week. We are not fully into the school year yet, we are still enjoying outside quite a bit, while the weather is still warm....
      We had my niece over the other day, so we got some school work done in the morning before they got here, and then went and spent the afternoon outside having some bubble fun! I whipped up a quick batch...
      Yesterday the boys did their morning work.. Our theme for the next month is Beach and Ocean, so we have been working on lots of hands on fun all beach and ocean themed! Ethan wanted to use the Metal Inset...
      How To Make A DIY Felt Board This project  has been on the to do list for a while! I really wanted a big DIY felt board for the kids but was not willing to pay for one, so I...
      So today was the 2nd day of our beach and ocean unit.. Of course the kids pulled the beach and ocean sensory bin out today, I'm sure this will be a daily hit. Although when Gabe plays he still needs...
      Today was day 1 of our school year! When Gabe went down for his nap this after noon I had the kids work for a few hours, on anything on the shelf or anything I had put in their...

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