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Month: September 2015

Week 3: Mostly Geography

Week 3: Mostly Geography

This was an epic week for DJ as his Grandpa Dave bought him his first peddle bike as an early birthday present. He’s had a strider balance bike for two years that he rides like a pro. He is so ready for a “real” bike. His favorite part? The bell on the handlebars, of course. This week also started with me doing a lot of work on Monday that left DJ to entertain himself. Forgive the mess in the living…

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Olympic Peninsula Camping in the Rain

Olympic Peninsula Camping in the Rain

Our family went tent camping this weekend and it turned out to be quite an adventure!  Although I camped a lot in college, it’s been 20 years since I last pitched a tent. My husband hadn’t been camping since his youth and DJ’s knowledge of camping began and ended with the Daniel Tiger episode, “Backyard Camping”.  But our local homeschool club planned a group camp outing for this weekend and we signed up back in August to attend. Of course…

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Week Two: Salmon

Week Two: Salmon

This was a very non-traditional week of school. We started on Tuesday with a homeschool group tour of a local salmon hatchery. Salmon is a huge part of our culture here in the Pacific Northwest. The tour was split into two groups of 40 kids each by age (over 10 and under 10). When our group started, the tour guide called the kids to order and said, “We’re here to learn today even though this isn’t school.” One young boy…

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