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About 5wolfcubs

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    Always homeschooled, influenced by the WTM, CM, LCC
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    Virginia, beautiful Virginia
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    I like to read, write, draw, garden, I'm thinking about knitting...
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    Wife, mother, that order

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    Teaching Cursive: This Method Works created by Linda L. Corson I can buy this new from the publisher with for $35 including shipping -- if you have a used one for less that $25, please let me know!



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    Paragraphs for Middle School: A Sentence-Composing Approach by Don and Jenny Killgallon I can buy it new with Prime shipping for $32 but if you have a good useable one for less that $25, please let me know!



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    BOOKSHARK 5: Eastern Hemisphere $300 Full Grade Package with History (Read-Alouds & Readers), Language Arts, Spelling and Science! You just need to add the consumable pages and math. For more information about BookShark: D-Ring 3-inch Binder with Tabs History 5 Instructor's Guide Language Arts 5 Instructor's Guide Science 5 Instructor's Guide Markable Map Markable Map Markers Calligraphy Kit Sequential Spelling, Volume 1 Books (all in good or excellent condition): Where the Mountain Meets the Moon I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade A Long Walk to Water Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions A Moment Comes Beat the Story Drum, Pum-Pum The Master Puppeteer The Horse and His Boy Journey to Jo'burg Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze Seven Daughters and Seven Sons The Land I Lost All the Small Poems Daughter of the Mountains Shadow Spinner Call it Courage Henry Reed, Inc. House of Sixty Fathers Water Sky The Kite Fighters The Big Wave The Cat Who Went to Heaven Just So Stories A Girl Named Disaster Wild Orchid King of the Wind Around the World in Eighty Days Ali and the Golden Eagle Li Lun, Lad of Courage Red Sand, Blue Sky Born in the Year of Courage Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes Fun with Easy Origami Habibi Rickshaw Girl Breaking Stalin's Nose 52 Days by Camel: My Sahara Adventure Nelson Mandela: No Easy Walk to Freedom Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? Gandhi: Young Nation Builder Mother Teresa Homesick The Care & Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls The Boy's Body Book: Everything You Need to Know for Growing Up You Food and Nutrition for Every Kid Improve Your Survival Skills Understanding Your Brain Blood & Guts: A Working Guide to Your Own Insides Usborne Internet-Linked Complete Book of the Human Body Seven Wonders of Medicine It was a fabulous year for us!


  4. I will be back in Arizona in a few weeks, after 5 years in the swamps of Virginia! Okay, we're coming out of swamp season now -- I'm going to miss the autumn weather with the leaves changing colors and the magical walks in the woods during the winter snowfalls! BUT I'm excited about returning to the East Valley. While I consider myself a classical educator, I'm actually contemplating BookShark 5 this coming year for my 10 & 13yo...
  5. Years and years ago I had a homeschooling friend who was mentored by Carole Joy Seid (via phone I think, although maybe they met in person also). I remember CJS recommended a math curriculum that was domino based and lots & lots of good books.
  6. How many of you have actually gotten to the sentimental part -- photos/scrapbook/paper trip mementos? My house is decluttered and staged. I got rid of SO MUCH by asking "Do I want to unpack this?" before I read the book. Now I'm bored and contemplating opening my 3 unorganized plastic bins that all contain photos/scrapbook/paper trip mementos. When we were cleaning & decluttering, I just said I'll deal with those after we move. But now I seem to have time (nothing to clean, no school going on) in large chunks between getting everyone and the dog out of the house for a showing. I could start on those bins. In a controlled way! But I'm afraid nothing will spark joy and yet I'll just keep it...because it is a physical photo. I don't have any new physical photos since...oh, I don't know 7-8 years?? And the years since then are on 2 defunct Apple computers that we haven't attempted to get the photos off of yet. Just thinking out loud here...
  7. Donate any of the clothes that don't bring you joy! Or you can't part with any that way (baby clothes can fall into that sentimental category!!) by some other criteria -- if I was shopping for a new baby would I buy this particular piece?
  8. My husband wouldn't let me buy the book either -- he said I would just declutter it when I was done reading it. And he's right. But I'm so glad I borrowed it from the library!
  9. Awesome joy sparking! I gave away my shelf-worthy matching Philo and Josephus books last week. They looked fabulous on the shelf in my previous house, but hadn't been unboxed in 5 years. I did not miss them. And if I put them out and someone came over & DID ask if I'd read them...I'd have to say no and feel guilty. So, off to new homes they went!
  10. I requested this book from the library when it was first discussed on this board. I was 500+ on the waitlist. I've been in the 30's for other books recommend here, but apparently the area I live in NEEDS this book more. It finally came in about 2 weeks ago. I was really surprised by the cover/layout of the book -- "self-help" style it is not. I loved it. I even loved the parts about talking to your stuff/house, even though I haven't done it yet. I know it is a cultural difference, but I think where I live we place too little value on our stuff -- because it is cheap to get? because we have so much that we can't park in our garage? because we have so many of a single item? I don't know... Anyway, before I got the book we learned that dh's company was transferring him, and I had already started going through our stuff. My one question was: Do I want to unpack this? I got rid of SO MUCH. Most of my homeschool stuff (if I haven't used it yet, I probably won't), many books...lots of "stuff" -- because if I didn't want to unpack it, I didn't want it. :laugh: Our house is now staged (read: empty) and on the market as of this morning. No more piling for me! But I will use the spark joy question once we actually have sold and it is time to pack, and on the other end as we unpack.
  11. I'm not sure TOG would be cheaper (although I don't know the cost for CC) -- the unit manuals are extensive, and therefore pricey, and so are all the actual books. And you still have to buy math and language arts. And science. I used TOG Ancients twice with my children (once when oldest was about 10, and then again when she was about 15). I still own it because I *did* love it. But I don't know that I want to use it again. Okay, I know I won't use it again. But for some reason I haven't parted with it yet. The first time I used it myself, and the second time a friend and I did it together (co-op style), but we still each had to have our own copy of the unit manuals and all the books!
  12. Oh, I meant to add that I can't dry my hands in public restrooms without thinking of you either! :D

  13. I saw a sign that made me think of you:

    Give Me Bacon or Give Me More Bacon


  14. Similar storm experience...right down to the junk food! :D

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