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Ava has been very frustrated lately with her handwriting.   She sees her brother writing letters with ease and does not understand why she cannot accomplish this.  This week I have given Ava a few tools that will hopefully help build her fine motor skills and create a confidence in her that she too will be able to …
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Turkey Creek Field Trip

The weather has been very warm lately so for out Field Trip Friday outing this week we loaded up and headed to Turkey Creek Sanctuary.   We discovered this hidden treasure last year (thank you Kristi!) and it has become one of our favorite places to explore. Turkey Creek Sanctuary is located at 1502 Port Malabar Blvd. NE, …
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I recently posted about our daily learning drawers.  In that post I included what a typical learning drawer for Alex contained.  I now realize that I left something out.   Alex and Ava’s daily learning drawers contain a laminated computer card.  They look something like this (these came from KinderTastic): At some point during the day they bring …
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Our most recent learning topic has been space.  This is a topic that my little man has always been interested in.  I am not surprised as we live on the space coast! Of course a new learning topic means that we got to create a new lapbook.  I turned to Homeschool Share and found more than one awesome …
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Fall is here.  We live in Florida and I am having a hard time getting into a fall-ish mood with temperatures in the upper 80’s.  I haven’t always lived in such a tropical climate so when this time of year rolls around I miss the cool crisp air and beautifully colored leaves.  I decided that if I can’t have the fall that I …
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We are currently learning about space and we were due for a new sensory bin.  It seems that it was the perfect time for a homemade moon sand sensory bin! Making homemade moon sand is super easy and you probably already have the two ingredients in your home.  All you do is mix up, I …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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We just finished up a mini unit on the food chain.  As always, I look for fun and free learning activities.  The kids had a blast learning about the food chain through free activities, videos, and crafts. It was no coincidence that I chose for the kids to explore the food chain once our tadpoles become frogs.  …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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.  Well, our ants arrived and the kids were so very excited to begin to learn about ants. First, we wanted to learn hands on …
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