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Let It Go: Classical Education

I’ve been a huge fan of classical education since reading The Well-Trained Mind in 2011. I used the classical model to homeschool Vernon and Brooklyn until this spring, and I think it’s a fantastic way to educate children. However, the time has come to LET IT GO…at least for now. The classical model requires a lot of hands-on effort from…

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Homeschool Happenings: Week Who Knows

Hello! King Academy has been running on a very reduced schedule these past two weeks, owing to the move and the kids’ insane behavior excitement about moving? birthday parties? life? Anyway. We’ve stuck to the basics of math and language arts, with lots of independent reading time thrown in. Operation Control The Crazy coincided nicely wi…

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Homeschool Happenings: Week 27

Hello! Another week down. This was a pretty normal school week, although our time outside of school was occupied with trying to buy a house! We made a lemon battery in science, studying chemical energy. We took a trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art, a wonderful free museum in Raleigh. I had been meaning to go for some time, and this…

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Homeschool Happenings: Week 26

What a week! PJ started a new job(!) as a remote software developer and needed to spend a few days training in NYC. No, problem, right? Well… On Monday morning, Seth woke up needing to go to the doctor. We took PJ to the airport and went straight to the pediatrician, arriving when they opened. Well, long story short, we were sent to the c…

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Homeschool Happenings: Week 25

This was the week of sickness at the King house. Starting Sunday, we’ve had at least one person who has been quite sick. Thankfully, the recoveries have been quick. School was hit-and-miss depending on who was feeling well. PJ stepped in to teach one day this week, taking on the physics lesson among other things. Vernon finished level 5…

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Homeschool Happenings: Weeks 23 and 24

Hello! We have been homeschooling, I promise. And traveling. :-) We went to Atlanta over MLK weekend to see some dear friends who have recently moved there. We had a wonderful time catching up, wrangling eight kids, and snuggling their new baby! We went to the Georgia Aquarium, which was awesome. We made it through a whole day and saw som…

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Homeschool Happenings: Week 22

Happy Friday. I am really glad it’s Friday. We started back to school this week after two weeks off for Christmas. Yikes. There’s always next week? I forgot to take pictures this week, so I’ll just share the highlights of our week: Art class at the library! I discovered that the library hosts a weekly after-school class for elementary ki…

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Homeschool Happenings: Christmas Break!

There’s nothing to report on the homeschool front this week, so I’ll share some pictures from our Christmas break. We’ve had Texas family visiting since PJ’s graduation, which was wonderful! We got to share Christmas celebrations with grandparents on both sides as well as my sisters. We enjoyed the laughter and fun times, the help around…

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Homeschool Happenings: Weeks 20 & 21

Happy Friday! We’ve had a very busy last two weeks with PJ’s graduation(!) in the middle. And we’ve reached the end of our first semester! Today is the first day of winter break. We’re enjoying having my sister visiting and looking forward to more family coming! Last Thursday, we took a trip to Oak View County Park. I have no pictures, bu…

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Homeschool Happenings: Week 19

Happy December! We took a field trip to Chick-Fil-A! We got to tour the kitchen, and the kids enjoyed playing with friends. We’re continuing to learn about acids and bases in science. The kids painted with an acid (vinegar) and a base (baking soda) on pH indicator paper. And in other news…we have a full-fledged toddler. He amused hims…

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