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A first time story.

For our last day with Very Last First Time, we concentrated on language arts. Alex acted out the story as I read, which gave us a great opportunity to focus on some of the vivid and less-familiar action vocabulary in … Continue reading

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We’re still here. Really. We just got back from a visit to my parents. I had intended to start our new Five in a Row book there, with their input, and we did. But we still need to finish Very … Continue reading

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Polar bears and facing fears.

I’m probably jinxing myself by saying this, but I think that we’ve all been sick now and that it’s time to things improve. We haven’t gotten much school done this week, and what we have done has mostly been reading … Continue reading

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Very Last First Time.

We’re reading a very cool book this week: Very Last First Time, by Jan Andrews. The Inuits of Ungava Bay in Canada climb down below the sea ice at low tide to hunt for mussels. This is the story of … Continue reading

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