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Updates on our homeschooling family with ten children, a handful of chickens, a couple horses, three bunnies, and six cats. Visit our website at PeacefulHome.net


Grocery Spending

Food Only

Oct 2010 - $231.39

Nov 2010 - $998.22

Dec 2010 - $340.29

Jan 2011 - $855.15

Feb 2011 - $203.17

Mar 2011 - $916.52

Monthly Average $590.79

Weekly Average $137.85
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

School Stuff - Circle Time

Circle Time has been a fixture in our school day for several years. You can read more about what we've done in the past under the "Our Day" tab.
I love that it brings everyone together to learn some things and sets the tone for our day. It also provides a time to cover subjects that might otherwise be overlooked.

This year in circle time we're covering the poetry from Sonlight Core 4 and Core 100.
A Treasury of Poetry for Young People: Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Carl Sandberg, Walt WhitmanThe Oxford Illustrated Book of American Children's Poems

Since we're finishing up our two-year study of American History, we are also singing selections from Wee Sing America and History Songs. I'm always amazed at how much the children retain from songs. They're still singing the songs from last year!
Wee Sing America 
History Songs

Lastly, we're spending some time with art appreciation through a few books that have we haven't used as much as we should.
How Artists See: The Elements: Earth Air Fire WaterHow Artists See: Feelings: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Love 

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