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Sprouting seeds.

The children in Down Down the Mountain plant turnip seeds and are disappointed to find that the plants don’t sprout right away. What does it take for a seed to sprout? Alex suggested water, sunlight, and “plant food or fertilizer,” … Continue reading

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Some writing progress. Maybe.

We had a pretty relaxed Language Arts day with Down Down the Mountain today. I just had a few snippets of lesson in mind. There are two places where the book breaks into rhyme for a few lines, and then … Continue reading

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Down Down the Mountain.

We’re going quaint and old-fashioned this week, reading Down Down the Mountain by Ellis Credle. Published in 1934 and bearing a hint of WPA-style sensibility about it, this is a story about Hetty and Hank, two children deep in the … Continue reading

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