A Little Bit of Dirt: Book Review and Giveaway

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I recently purchased the book “The Curious Kid’s Science Book” to use as a resource for Preschool 4 and was lucky enough that Asia Citro, author of these amazing books, sent us a copy of her newest book, “A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature. She is also graciously offering one of our readers a chance to win a copy of this book! Giveaway details will be at the end of this post.

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Homeschooling Preschool 4

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I knew from the time my son was born that I wanted to homeschool him through preschool. I had no doubt about it and I can’t believe the years have gone by so fast! I’m still not sure if we will continue homeschooling or if he will go to school starting Kindergarten. It’s a very tough decision for me, but I’m trying not to stress it too much and focus on the present. We began this school year on August 30th, 2016 and I look forward to the fun we will have together and all the learning that will happen naturally.

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Homeschooling First Grade

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Last year I made a post about what my plans were for Kindergarten. I can’t believe it has come and gone and we are now at 1st grade! While I am not unschooling anymore, we aren’t following a curriculum either. I never know what to call it, relaxed homeschooling, eclectic? I’m just going to use Julie Bogart’s term: Us-Schooling, doing what works for us. We have no schedule. Instead, I make a list of what I’d like to accomplish during the week and at any given time during the day we’ll pick an activity we want to do and check it off. Anything that doesn’t get done during the week gets moved over to the next week, which is an idea I got from loop scheduling. So let’s get into rescues we will be using. (more…)

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