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Mount Vernon.

Alex and I went to Homeschool Days at the other Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate in Virginia. For the homeschoolers, they had costumed interpreters at the estate’s farm site and the opportunity to participate in colonial tasks and games. Alex … Continue reading

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Five picture books about slavery.

I don’t usually do book review posts, and even the page on which I planned to briefly catalog supplemental books for Five in a Row is sadly out of date. But this week my “go-along” book bin had several excellent … Continue reading

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Sunlight, shadows.

Who Owns the Sun has several sunlit pictures with clearly delineated shadows. We examined those pictures to begin our art lesson today. Then we we put some blocks under a bright lamp and observed their shadows as we changed their … Continue reading

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Questions, and what happens when we struggle.

This was our language arts day with Who Owns the Sun. We used the book’s question-and-answer format to study questions: identifying question words (who, what, when, where, why, how), discussing different ways of constructing a question sentence, practicing drawing question … Continue reading

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Give me a lever and a place to stand.

Who Owns the Sun has a striking illustration of the protagonist’s father using a pole as a lever to move a large rock. The Five in a Row manual suggests taking this opportunity to introduce basic concepts related to leverage. … Continue reading

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Who Owns the Sun.

This week we’re studying Who Owns the Sun?, by Stacy Chbosky. A young boy asks his father various questions – who owns the sun, the stars, the rain, the birds, et cetera – to which his father supplies flowery answers … Continue reading

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