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5th grade Grammar, comprehension, and writing lessons from picture books

To say the last couple of weeks have been crazy would be an understatement. I decided to paint the living room for Thanksgiving, and it turned into a huge snowball, and now we’re basically doing an entire kitchen renovation. (Which is AWESOME. YAY!! and a nightmare. Ugh.) We took the week of Thanksgiving off from formal schooling, we had company and construction going on, but there’s always learning happening, I can’t even tell you all the measuring we did. 🙂 But this week we made it back to the library and we’re back on track. 🙂 You’ve heard me talk about the big 5th grade picture book experiment and our much loved Living Lit grammar packs. I realized this week, as I was making my library list, we’re almost to the end of the curriculum. (YIKES) I emailed the creator and she has no plans to make additional packs. Which … Continue reading

The Big 5th Grade Picture Book Experiment

The Big 5th Grade Picture Book Experiment

Long before we made the final decision to homeschool I’d been doing my research. I had researched all the different philosophies of homeschool, a ton of different curricilum, and had even picked out exactly what we were going to do. Until one day I found a post about “what kind of learner is your  child?”. Which got me thinking… all the stuff I’d picked out was about the things I loved… not necessarily the things she loved, or the way she learned. 🙁 It didn’t take long, one day exactly, to realize if she didn’t like it, it wasn’t going to work! One of the biggest, heck the main reason we chose to homeschool was because every day, every year, in public school my daughter’s love of learning just disappeared. I can remember when she walked into her very first classroom, she was simply buzzing with a love of learning. That … Continue reading