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Feb 24

February 24, 2013

Saturday’s Work in Progress

Gareth was supposed to go camping with the Boy Scouts this weekend, but yesterday afternoon he started feeling a little off and worried that he was coming down with the norovirus that has been wreaking havoc in our area for the past few weeks.  Since he wanted to be safe rather than sorry (and I imagine everyone in his troop would be sorry if he came down with a stomach virus in the woods), he decided to stay home.  Turns…

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Oct 11

October 11, 2012

B Week: Building, Bubbles, and the Bishop

A B week activity for (almost) all ages In our second segment of the Alphabet Path, I’m thinking that I need to make some tweaks to our process.  This is what the boys like about the Alphabet Path: They like having the structure of “A week,” “B week,” “C week” to look forward to. They like the hands-on activities I’ve set out for them. They like the more traditionally Montessori/practical life activities I’ve set out for them.  Chipmunk especially is…

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Sep 30

September 30, 2012

The Alphabet Path: "A" Week of Apples

Peeling apples for French Apple Pie We finished up our A week last Friday, and the boys immediately began asking what we were doing for B week, so I would say it was a success.  They didn’t want to do everything I offered them, and they thought the fairies were a little girly, but… overall, they had fun and I was pleased. I didn’t get pictures of everything because I was too busy trying to prevent chaos (in the form…

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