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Denmark
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Denmark

Jan 22, 2017 by

Growing up my only reference of Denmark was my friend from elementary school who would have thin wafer chocolate sandwiches EVERY DAY (or so it seemed……….) and sometimes had really super salty licorice. We all asked to try these of course….. and she was bored of her chocolate sandwiches so she would sometimes trade for our PBJ! Her parents were from Denmark and this made...

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Greece
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Greece

Aug 21, 2016 by

After eating our way through Italy, we are cruising to the beautiful country of Greece and exploring it’s many islands.  Besides Italian, I just love Greek food too…. so looking forward to this learning journey. PASSPORT and MAPPING Stamped their passports with date, country, capitol, flag and languages noted. Print out and label Greek map with National Geographic MapMaker Greek Flag and Coat of...

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Creative Writing through Dictation
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Long before our son could write….. he could verbally tell the most detailed and action packed stories.  One day, I decided to record him using the “Voice Memo” utility on my phone while he was playing and creating his story ‘live.’ Later I would listen to the story and write what he said into a special book. Most of his stories revolve around high seas...

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Beginning Journaling
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Beginning Journaling

Jul 31, 2016 by

In trying to encourage BamBam to write on his own I created a jar of writing prompts to go along with his own custom journal. My parents kept my journals from when I was in K-grade 2 and it was an absolute joy to read the funny thoughts that I had at the time.  I could have waited to buy a booklet that had...

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Arctic
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Arctic

Jul 27, 2016 by

Photo from NationalGeographic.com We’ve been enjoying the Scandinavian countries of Finland, Sweden and Norway so we may as well head further north and visit the Arctic!! Even though it’s 110 degrees where we are – visiting via internet is making us feel cooler. The Arctic is governed through mutual representation of the following countries as well as it’s indigenous peoples (Aleut, Inuit, Saami) : Canada,...

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Rewarding Reading
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Rewarding Reading

Jul 27, 2016 by

As I was going through and organizing memorabilia from previous years I came across our eldest daughter’s First Grade “Stuck on Reading” log. Her awesome teacher had made a fun little book with a picture of a gum ball on it. For every 5 books her students read (and parent initialed) they would get 1 gum ball in class. Kids were frantic readers –...

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Finland
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Finland

Jul 27, 2016 by

photo from GoogleMap – somewhere in Finland We have studied Sweden and Norway and now must learn all about their Scandinavian neighbor to the east – Finland! The kids really wanted to not skip over Finland – though I was tempted….. but boy am I glad we didn’t!! What a beautiful country!  Funny story about Moomins – we had never heard of this but were in...

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Mystery of History – Vol. 1
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  We’re back the second time around for Mystery of History – Volume 1! The last time we used this book was 6 years ago with our eldest! Gosh time flies……….. well, BamBam is ready for this now. I welcome you to enjoy the links – but I’m honestly making this page for our son to quickly find a list of online resources himself...

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Got my eye on….
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Got my eye on….

May 5, 2016 by

There are SO many great options for curricula that it’s like being a kid in a candy shop for a person who loves learning…. While I try to use what I’ve already bought for child #1 for child #2 when they get to the right stage – I keep catching my eye on other delightful offerings!! I am going to make a list of...

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Norway
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Norway

Mar 25, 2016 by

We have finished studying Sweden – now we move west to learn about their Scandinavian neighbor – Norway! As usual we’ll locate Norway on the map – stamp our passports and start diving into what makes Norway unique.  MAPPING NORWAY Print out Map for Norway – National Geographic MapMaker Stamp passports with flag, continent, country name, capital, languages, crest coloring page for Norway with...

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