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Classroom Update and Year End Review 

Classroom Update and Year End Review 

The school year is winding up and the weather is finally starting to show some promise. After the wettest winter in recorded history, the Pacific Northwest is beginning to dry out a bit. Although I’ve typically ended our “formal” school days in May, I extended it into June this year for a few reasons. First, DJ’s homeschool co-ops and piano lessons don’t end until mid-June. Second, the local schools don’t finish until late June due to all the snow days…

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Classroom Update

Classroom Update

Hello out there!  I know, it’s been awhile. But we’ve been so busy. And it’s all been good. Well, mostly all. And mostly good.  The highlights of our weeks have been in reading. DJ is progressing so well with his reading. I am so amazed and really enjoying it as well.  Each day I prepare a lesson from Ordinary Parents Guide to Teaching Reading. This usually involves a list of words that follow a particular pattern. In the photo above,…

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Big News to Share!

Big News to Share!

DJ has taken a HUGE leap the past week and he is reading. Really, truly reading!  He received this set of Miss Rhonda Readers for Christmas last year. He’s been doing so well with the sound games lately, I decided to try an activity using one of the readers.  I chose one of the books and pulled out a few key words for DJ to write with the movable alphabet. After he wrote those words, I then suggested we read…

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