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Sea Turtle Unit Study

We’ve been learning a lot about sea turtles recently. We discovered so many amazing facts about them, it seemed like time for a sea turtle unit study! Here’s just a little of what we learned: There are seven species of sea turtles. Sea turtles lay eggs on the beach, then they leave. The mother never sees the babies. Some species of sea turtles lay

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Schooling through the summer…Are we crazy?

Summer is our favorite season. This family loves some sunshine, sandy beaches and warm weather.  And now we’ve added school.  That’s right.  This family is schooling through the summer.  Are we crazy? School’s out! Or is it? As the school year has recently ended for our friends and family, we here in the Huggins household are plowing through our third semester.  Having just started our curriculum in January, we’re approximately half-way through

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Our road to homeschooling

In our large extended family, we have quite a few school teachers.  Until last year, I was not one of them.  In fact, until a couple of years ago, we had full intention of sending our sweet son into the city school system where my husband works.  But as we realized that our child’s birthday was going to cause him to miss the preschool

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Rory’s Story Cubes

I love yard sales; when I go to a sale, I feel like I’m on a treasure hunt. A couple of weeks ago, I stopped by a friend’s yard sale where I found a game that I had never seen before. It’s called Rory’s Story Cubes, and it has been a great addition to our school days! The game consists of nine dice-sized cubes;

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Readers Theater

For the child working on reading skills, practicing with readers theater scripts is a great addition to your regular lessons. If the word “theater” makes you a little nervous, don’t be. It’s an easy and fun exercise for all! Readers theater involves taking a piece of literature, adapting it into a script, and then reading it aloud. Each part in the script is assigned

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