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How has your week been? We’ve been much better this week, thankfully! We’ve also got Sola’s Halloween costume all together. She wants to be a rat, which is definitely an original idea (that I had nothing to do with). Over the years, I’ve learned that for us, the best costumes use regular clothing as a […]

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Seasonally Inspired Learning – 10 Halloween Activities for Kids

Halloween is only 17 days away! Are you ready? We’re not! We had the stomach flu all week! Blech! This is the longest stomach flu we have ever had in the 25 years that I’ve been parenting, but I guess it is not that unusual for it to last up to 10 days. Then last […]

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Seasonal Learning - 10 Things To Do With Corn for Kids | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

October is here! I originally had planned this week to be focusing on corn, though corn has been in season here for months now. Still, early October is when I think of corn harvesting time and certainly the calico corn is just appearing alongside the ornamental gourds in our store. So, here is our seasonal […]

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Seasonal Learning - 10 Fun Autumn Leaf Crafts | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

The leaves are falling, and around here, it’s our favorite part of the homeschool year! We finally have found our rhythm for the year. We’ve found a balance between school work, structure classes, time to explore, and down time. The weather is getting cooler, but there are still plenty of nice days. Plus, there are […]

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Seasonal Activities for Michaelmas | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Michaelmas is coming up next week, on the 29th. It is a not a holiday that we have traditionally celebrated, but since we are Waldorf influenced homeschoolers, we at least make Dragon Bread, sing a Michaelmas song, and read a story. Song – Music Through the Grades: Michael Song, page 29 Poem – The Waldorf […]

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