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  1. Unless I'm remembering incorrectly isnt The Phantom Tollbooth a book with a lot of idioms? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Thisreadingmama.com and themeasuredmom.com have awesome resources (free) for beginning readers. One has fun activities that go along with the Bob books. I highly recommend. Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  3. As another poster mentioned I've only ever heard literary elements refer to plot, setting, climax, themes. I guess the terminology has changed? Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  4. If you have netflix, you can have them watch the documentary "13th". It touches on this topic quite a bit.
  5. Those are parts of speech. I'm looking for things like simile, metaphor, hyperbole, alliteration, onomatopoeia, etc. Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  6. and what do you use? I already looked through TWTM and I can't see anything listed anywhere, My DS is only 6 so I have no plan to do a formal introduction anytime soon. Although I *know* the figures of speech I don't feel comfortable *only* folding it into discussion of our read alouds, etc., although I certainly will. Are there any casual (ie not workbook) resources/books that you liked that introduced these topics? If so, what ages were your DC when you used them? Thanks, ETA: looking for ways to cover simile, metaphor, onomatopoeia, hyperbole, etc Not sure what these are considered: homonym, antonym, synonym
  7. Big picture Storybook Bible is next on my list.... Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  8. Here's our second grade plan: Math: Jump Math 2 Writing: WWE 2 Grammar: FLL Spelling: Words Their Way: Within Word Pattern Spellers (Not sure when we will be done with Letter name- Alphabetic spellers, but I'll move on to this booklet sometime in grade 2) Science - Continuing BFSU Vol 1 Art - Eventually would like to do Home Art Studio, but until then doing Hodge Podge Chalk Pastels free tutorials, Art for Kids Hub, Deep Space Sparkle tutorials with drawing books from library. History/Geo/Lit - Continuing with ToG Primer. This was supposed to be a two year endeavor (Started in mid year K-4!), but didn't feel the need to rush through or make it the major focus of our day. I have spent most energy on Math and WWE this year. Funny part is that we are heading into the American history section, but seeing as we are Canadian, I'll be switching it up and using Donna Ward's Courage and Conquest. Hoping to start full ToG program year 1 either gr 3 or 4. Bible - Daily Reading of a children's bible. Want to pick up Big Picture Storybook bible. - Children Desiring God Resources (Finishing up God's Promise this year, Will start God's Battle) Memory Work - Linguisitic Development through Poetry Memorization - Bible verses I think that is everything! Would love SQUILT and SCM Picture Study.....one day!
  9. Haven't you ever heard of the French Paradox?? Cheese, glorious cheese! Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  10. Listening to the Scholé Sisters podcast is really inspiring for self education. I spent years from the time baby #1 was in utuero researching homeschooling methods and philosophies, but wish I had found resources such as this (and things like The Well-Educated Mind: The guide to the classical education your never had.) to develop my own mind because now I don't have the time. :) Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  11. No matter how well I wash my hands I ruin towels. I now keep a special white towel to dry my face. The worst is when I was a guest at someone's house over night. I ruined their beautiful hand towels. Yikes! They were pretty understanding, but I felt terrible. Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  12. When you say teaching methods do you mean teaching philosophy? Like classical vs Charlotte Mason vs. Unit study etc? Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  13. We've been using the addition facts that Stick for almost a year now. Just the first four weeks over and over (I'm not sure how the book is laid out, but I took her 6 week e-course). Playing the games as often as I remember in between our other math program. He can finally answer most within 3 seconds. Just consistency in practice. Making it fun. It will stick eventually. :) don't stress! Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  14. thanks! Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  15. On cinnamon bread!? Any one remember it. It was only a few weeks ago. TIA Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  16. Yes. I know, especially since mine were hand me downs to begin with so they are beyond old! Baby number three has already needed some new threads to bolster the wardrobe. Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  17. Yes!!!! I'm so tired of others hoping for a girl for me! After my first, I always felt I was to be a mother of boys. Of course, a girl would be lovely, but i'm totally ok with four boys. Having others projecting their feelings on me and questioning me on what I really want is bothersome. Now I'm terrified of being disappointed at the birth which is entirely silly and childish. Especially since I didn't plan this pregnancy based on a desire to "try for a girl". I'd rather just know now. Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  18. I totally agree with the bolded! That is what we are hoping for...Two girls in the family born in the last year....hoping they want to get rid of some things. :) Lol, I didn't put more options as I didn't think this was all that common!
  19. I wish our thrift stores were that cheap! Good condition clothes here are still $5 a piece. Good condition and still in style tend to be more.
  20. I am quite shocked at the number of "mistaken identities"! I didn't realize how common it was. I'm surprised I haven't come across this with friends of mine IRL! Sent from my U9200 using Tapatalk
  21. I applaud those who can wait! My husband is not doing too well not knowing. He is a super planner. He needs to know whether or not we need to budget new clothes. Poor guy.
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