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Our Homeschool Curriculum (Or Lack Thereof…)

My family lives in a state that is very relaxed in regards to homeschoolers.  We are able to decide for ourselves what we learn about and the manner in which we learn it.  I am so grateful that we have the freedom to create our families learning curriculum.  This year, our homeschool curriculum has a little bit of structure and a Read More

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Field Trip Friday: Sebastian Inlet Tide Pool

This week marked the beginning of Autumn.  I have been jealous of all of the blog posts and Facebook status updates about the cooler autumn weather.  I live in Florida.  The temperature is still in the mid 80’s and there are no leaves changing their color much to Ava’s disappointment. I am actually contemplating a Read More

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Audrey Violet Turns Two

My sweet Audrey Violet you were a surprise from the moment I found out you were growing inside of me to when you decided to make your arrival one month early. My sweet Audrey, you are loved….. you are happy…. you are independent….   you are peace…..   you are amazing…. you are two….I love you with Read More

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Learning With File Folder Games

Last week while searching for ideas for a 5-8 year old busy bag swap in I stumbled upon file folder games.  I could not believe that I had forgotten about file folder games.  I had made at least fifty of these games while pursuing my education degree. This week we started to make file folder games Read More

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Tadpoles, Frogs, And Crickets: Learning About The Food Chain

We just finished up a mini-unit on the food chain.  As always, I look for fun and free learning activities.  This week was all about tadpoles, frogs, and crickets as we learned about the food chain.  The kids had a blast learning about the food chain through free activities, videos, and crafts. Learning About the Read More

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Field Trip Friday: Melbourne Police Station

Alex was super excited about our field trip to the police station.  It is not so much the police that excited him it is the actual physical police station.  He is most interested in the design and layout.  I am sure this has to do with his favorite Lego set ..the police station!  I think he really wanted to Read More

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Field Trip Friday: FIT Aviation

I was really excited about this field trip.  One of our friends in our homeschool group put this one together and it was amazing!  We visited the Florida Institute of Technology Aviation, this is where they train future pilots.  Alex was so excited to see an airplane up close and I was stoked that Shane would Read More

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Field Trip Friday: Ben And Jerry’s

This week we went on a field trip to Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream shop.  Honestly, I cannot think of a better field trip to go on in July in Florida! We met friends before the field trip at a park and did some exploring in the woods.  We got hot and sweaty then headed Read More

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A Is For Ants: Learning About Ants

We have gone a bit out of order while working on our Alphabug lapbook/notebook.  I was waiting for our ants to arrive in the mail to begin our A is for Ant page. While we waited we watched a few videos about ants: and We read a few great books (click on pic for information): Ava and Read More

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Field Trip Friday: Post Office

I am really late on this field trip Friday post.  Shane is home and we are all trying to cram as much ‘fun time with daddy’ as we can.  It seems that blogging gets put on the back burner while he is home! Our most recent Friday was a total chill day with our favorite homeschool Read More

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Field Trip Friday: Fire Station

Alex and Ava were both so excited for this weeks field trip.  We were headed to a fire station and bringing their cousin along with us! Our firefighter tour guide was great.  He was more than willing to answer all of the kids questions. After we toured the inside (sorry no photos Audrey was on Read More

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Field Trip Friday: McLarty Treasure Museum

We are finishing up learning about pirates….for now.   We visited the Fischer Treasure Museum last week.  This week we visited the McLarty Treasure Museum in Melbourne Beach.  We are very lucky to live on the ‘treasure coast’ of Florida! The McLarty treasure museum is smaller than the Fischer Museum BUT all of the finds that are on display Read More

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Field Trip Friday: Mel Fisher’s Treasures

Yesterday was a rainy day.  We headed out to the library to meet some friends and hopefully check out the pirate ship that  recently docked nearby.  While at the library we grabbed a few books on pirates, to go along with our hopeful pirate encounter. The kids stared out the library window at the pirate ship docked in the rain.  The rain didn’t Read More

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Sensory Play: Spaghetti!

I have recently embraced the joys of sensory play.  I know that it is extremely beneficial for children and my kids LOVE it! This week we enjoyed spaghetti sensory play.  I got the idea from PlayAtHomeMom, there are so many sensory ideas on that site, you should totally check it out. I bought some spaghetti, Read More

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B Is For Butterfly

We are currently working on our alphabugs lapbook/notebook.  I got the idea online but have been pulling a little bit from here and there to create our pages.  This week we are working on B is for butterfly.  Alex and Ava will both be learning about butterflies and Ava will be working on the letter b. I Read More