I can’t contain this quote
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I can’t contain this quote

“There were more things to do, more new things to learn, than could possibly be done and learned if one had to stop every hour and start doing something else. Michael liked this way much better. It was … it was like walking through the woods and meeting the little creatures and the trees and…

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Book Review: The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy

The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy My rating: 5 of 5 stars Own. Wow! I expected fantastic things after reading The Good Master and A Tree for Peter, but I didn’t really expect this. We read this as our “fun readaloud” at the end of Whatchamacallit (Morning Time) and it was a hit with the…

Wednesdays with Words: Everyday Story
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Wednesdays with Words: Everyday Story

I may have something later but not just yet. OK … now. I remembered there was a passage I wanted to use, but couldn’t remember where or what. When I picked up the read aloud for Whatchamacallit this morning, I remembered. We’re reading The Good Master by Kate Seredy. It is so good. Everyone always wants…

Our Weekly Amble for August 17-21, 2015
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Our Weekly Amble for August 17-21, 2015

So, I did one of these posts about a month ago in July, then we went on vacation. We had a week of preparation, where we did some lessons, cleaned, and packed. We had the week of vacation itself, which was a wonderful time. We came home and had a pre-planned reset week where we…

Wednesdays with Words: Crowd of Wonders
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Wednesdays with Words: Crowd of Wonders

We have continued to enjoy Robinson Crusoe together as a family.  Well, most of us. One of the girls keeps asking when it will get exciting, so we try to explain it to her. I’ve been thinking about wonder in relationship to learning and loving and living a God fearing life recently and couldn’t pass…

Wednesdays with Words: A Romance Still Unread
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Wednesdays with Words: A Romance Still Unread

For Christmas last year, my MIL gave me a copy of Stories from the Old Squire’s Farm by C A Stephens (compiled and edited by Charles G Waugh and Eric-Jon Waugh).  Since it is a collection of short stories, we’ve decided to make it our next Famly Read Aloud during soccer season.  We’ve only read…

Wednesdays with Words: We Were Curious
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Wednesdays with Words: We Were Curious

We finished Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH last week.  While it wasn’t the favorite readaloud we’ve done, all of us did enjoy the book.  I was particularly interested in how the rats furthered their education. The reading we did! We knew very little about the world, you see, and we were curious. We…