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  1. That is awesome! My daughter used to get terrible nose bleeds on a regular basis, but they have stopped in the last year too. I never thought about it being connected to being home more. I attributed it to her growing up. If the nosebleeds ever return, having the child blow their nose while it is bleeding is very helpful. It is a tip my daughter’s pediatrician shared with us. Also, an ice pack on the back of the neck helps. If you can remove the clot, the bleeding usually stops. It got to the point where we had codes for the clot size (sister, mama, big daddy, grandpa 🤣) just to ta
  2. Sounds like the perfect plan to inspire a deep love of literature! I would second the suggestion of taking a few books and diving deeper into the worlds, or stringing together several books with similar themes. About seven years ago I started a “Family Dinner Bookclub” in our home. We all read a single book per month and then discuss it over a fancy (usually at home) dinner. I have slowly collected themed table cloths, dishes and serving platters for our dinners. We always use the wine glasses and have a fancy, kid friendly drink. I try to tie the menu to the book when possible, but
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    All items come from a non-smoking home. Prices include media mail postage. Paypal only please. Beast Academy 5 A-D $45 ppd for the set Includes Guides 5A, 5B, 5C and 5D and two brand new workbooks for levels C and D. The guides are in excellent condition and the workbooks unmarked except for one page in 5C. Mark Kistler Set of Drawing Books - $15 ppd All clean and unmarked. Set includes: Draw Squad, Drawing in 3D, Imagination Station, Drawing in 3D Wacky Workbook 2 copies (no writing) Grammar of Poetry Set - $40 ppd Set includes DVD, Teacher’s manual and Student pages. Everything is clean and unmarked, but the books have a bit of wear on the covers. The student pages have been removed from the binding, but there are all there and unmarked. DVD works. Human Odyssey History Through the Middle Ages $10 ppd Hardcover, text is clean and unmarked, one of the corners of the cover is dinged. Economics for Everyone Compass Classroom Set $20 DVD and Study guide. Text is clean and unmarked. DVD works. The Creative Writer $5 ppd Right Start Math Games Book and Cards $30 ppd Includes teacher’s manual and 6 sets of cards: basic number deck, multiplication, fraction, money, clock and corner cards. Text is clean and unmarked, cards are in great shape. Art of Poetry DVD Set $35 ppd SOLD Story of the World Sets Volume 1 Text and Activity Guide - $15 no writing, good condition Volume 2 Text and Activity Guide - $15 no writing, good condition Volume 3 Text and Activity Guide - $15 no writing, good condition, student pages have been removed from the binding, but they are all included and they are unmarked Volume 4 Activity Guide $10 ppd SOLD IEW Student Writing Intensive Continuation Course B - DVD Set excellent condition $20 ppd DVD works.


  4. I will add one more “must watch†to any study of Dickens. The movie The Man Who Invented Christmas did a wonderful job of bringing Dickens to life for my girls. We all thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

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    Elementary Science Book Lot - $40 ppd, media mail shipping included. Smoke free home, Paypal only please. I have a huge lot of 69 elementary science books for sale. All of the books are in good, used condition, some are still like new. Please note Archeologist Dig for Clues, Mission to Mars, MSB Lost in The Solar System, duplicate copy of MSB Shows and Tells and MSB and the Electric Field Trip have been sold. Earth and Space Science What’s So Bad About Gassoline Rock Collecting Fossils Tell of Long Ago Volcanos Earthquakes How Mountains Are Made Tornado Alert Earthquakes and Volcanos Follow the Water from Brook to Ocean Feel the Wind Where Does the Garbage Go? Down Comes the Rain The Sun Our Nearest Star What Makes Day and Night Sunshine Makes the Seasons Day Light Night Light The Sky is Full of Stars Floating in Space You’re Aboard Spaceship Earth The Moon Seems to Change What the Moon is Like The International Space Station Is There Life in Outerspace? The Planets in Our Solar System In the Time of the Dinosaurs (Magic Schoolbus) At the Waterworks (Magic Schoolbus) See Stars (Magic Schoolbus) Out of This World (Magic Schoolbus) Blows It’s Top (Magic Schoolbus) Kicks Up a Storm (Magic Schoolbus) Inside the Earth (Magic Schoolbus) Biology Who Eats What What’s It Like to Be a Fish Baby Whales Drink Milk Sponges are Skeletons An Octopus is Amazing How Do Apples Grow Why Do the Leaves Change Color What Happened to the Dinosaurs Did the Dinosaurs Have Feathers Dinosaur Tracks Where Do Polar Bears Live What Lives in a Alligator Hole? Ant Cities Zipping Zapping Zooming Bats Why Frogs are Wet Look Out For Turtles Spinning Spiders Snakes are Hunters Wiggling Worms at Work Germs Make Me Sick What Happens to a Hamburger Inside the Human Body (Magic Schoolbus) Explores the Senses (Magic Schoolbus) Plants Seeds (Magic Schoolbus) Meets the Rot Squad (Magic Schoolbus) Gets Eaten (Magic Schoolbus) Inside Ralphie (Magic Schoolbus) Gets Ants in Its Pants (Magic Schoolbus) Gets Planted (Magic Schoolbus) Gets Baked in a Cake (Magic Schoolbus) Butterfly and the Bog Beast (Magic Schoolbus) In the Arctic (Magic Schoolbus) Takes a Dive (Magic Schoolbus) On the Ocean Floor (Magic Schoolbus) In the Rainforest (Magic Schoolbus) Physics Sound is All Around (Let’s Read and Find Out) Shows and Tells (Magic Schoolbus) Ups and Downs (Magic Schoolbus) In the Haunted Museum (Magic Schoolbus) ​ SOLD Michael Clay Thomas Island Level Set of 8 books. $35 ppd, Media mail shipping included, Paypal only please. From a smoke free home. There are some condition issues with some of the books, priced accordingly. Please see below for details. • Sentence Island Teachers Manual and Student book set • The Music of the Hemispheres Teachers Manual • Grammar Island Teachers Manual and Student Guide • Building Language Teachers Manual • Practice Island Teachers Manual and Student Workbook (pencil marks on sentences 1-4 There are some condition issues. I bought this used from the WTM forums. • The glue in the binding of Building Language is starting to deteriorate and there are loose pages inside the book. Some of the pages were repaired with tape so they did not fall out. Outside binding has a small tear at the base. • Practice Island Student workbook had the first four sentences completed in pencil. The pencil has been erased, but you can still see the marks. The remainder of the sentences are free from marks. • The glue in the binding of Grammar Island Student Manual is starting to deteriorate and there are loose pages inside the book. Some of the pages were repaired with tape so they did not fall out. Outside binding has a small tear at the base. Small stain on the top of the outside of the pages. It does not affect the text. • The remainder of the books remain in good, used condition



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    All items will be carefully packaged and are from a non-smoking home. Media Mail postage is included in the price. I prefer Paypal for payments please. SOLDPrairie Primer $20 ppd (retail $50) Book has never been used in remains in like new condition. Hours in the Out-of-Doors and The Outdoor Secrets Companion Workbooks $8 ppd for the set of 2 books (retail $15.90) Both books have never been used and remain in like new condition. Below are links to the products. https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/hours-in-the-out-of-doors/ https://simplycharlottemason.com/store/the-outdoor-secrets-companion/



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    All About Spelling Student Packet, Teachers Manual Lot $30 media mail shipping included. Items included in the lot: Student packet for All About Spelling Level 1 - Cards have been nicely laminated. The letter tiles are ready to use and have magnets applied to the back. Progress charts have been laminated and are included. The Certificate of Achievement is also included and has not been used. Student packet for All About Spelling Level 2 - Cards have not been separated or used, but magnets have been added to the additional tiles. Progress chart and certificate of achievement are included. Two sets of divider cards to use with your own index card box. The All About Spelling card box is not included with this lot. All About Spelling Level 2 Teacher's Manual in very good condition. Upper corner is slightly bent, normal bookshelf wear. No writing on the interior. From a smoke free home. I prefer Paypal please. Laura



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    SOLD I am finally selling my Five in a Row manuals. These were one of the first homeschool purchases and I have so many fond memories of our weekly rows. All of manuals are complete and in excellent condition. There is no writing and the story discs are all included. The story discs for volume 4 are in color and are already laminated. Items are from a non-smoking home. Price includes media mail postage and I only accept Paypal. Thank you! Volume 1 - $20 (retail $35) Volume 2 - $20 (retail $35) Volume 3 - $20 (retail $35) Volume 4 - $40 (retail $75) Cookbook - $15 (retail $35) Or purchase all 5 books for $105 postage paid. Laura


  9. We made our own didgeridoos from pvc pipe, a pvc pipe fitting and colored duct tape from Home Depot. My girls still play with them 3 years later. We also read (and loved!) How to Scratch a Wombat by Jackie French.

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    SOLD - Singapore Primary Mathematics Standards Edition Home Instructors Guide and Textbook for 1B - $15 for the set of 2 books, postage included SOLD - Singapore Primary Mathematics Standards Edition Home Instructors Guide and Textbook for 2A and 2B - $30 for the set of four books, postage included Books are in excellent condition with no writing. From a smoke free home. I prefer paypal please. Thank you! Laura


  11. I think this is what you are looking for. http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-J-R-R-Tolkien/dp/B000EU1JL0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1412194165&sr=8-2&keywords=tolkien+ensemble My oldest daughter fell in love with the Lord of the Rings after my husband read it aloud to her. I bought this cd set to feed her interest, and she has listened selections every day for the last year and a half. Some of the poems are spoken/chanted, but most are sung. The music is beautiful too.

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    All prices include media mail shipping within the US. Items are from a smoke free home. Paypal only please. Please PM me with questions or inquiries. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Singapore Standards 1B Home Instructors Guide and 1B Textbook $15 ppd for the set - Excellent used condition, no writing in the text or HIG


  13. Magformers are great for hands on geometry. We used them along with Beast 3a with great success. I do not have it, but this cd looks llike it would stretch the educational potential of the product as well. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magformers-CD-/321149895208?pt=Educational_Toys_US&hash=item4ac6068228
  14. Thank you everyone! We made a viking ship from a washing machine box, but using a refrigerator box for a wardrobe never occurred to me, brilliant! They would love it. The unit study and Key To book looks great too. We always celebrate the end of a book series with a theme dinner and the cookbook will save me a lot of work!
  15. A year ago my husband read the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy to my daughters. My oldest daughter fell head over heels in love with them. I have added numerous supplements to help bring the stories alive. Extra books, a copy of "the ring", maps, music from the Tolkien ensemble, literary analysis (at her insistence), all the LEGO sets and costumes have helped fuel her interest. I even converted a walk in closet in their playroom into Bag End complete with a decorative round door. My husband is reading Narnia to them and I see the same passions emerging. This time my younges
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