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On My Mind

  • Ramblings, Mutterings and Life as a Takayiyo's Mom :) 
  • Wide Open Space? Living in Chicagoland and being Claustrophobic do NOT always go hand in hand. I guess growing up in the wide open spaces of rural Ohio where my closest neighbor was ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2011, 11:41 AM by K Day
  • Winning with Nos I've just picked up John Holt's "Teach Your Own" and in the preface Patrick Farenga talks about John Gagliardi, the winningest college football coach of all time. He ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2011, 11:45 AM by K Day
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Homeschooling Tidbits

  • Info, tidbits and a bit of advice I've picked up along the way. Hopefully it will add some value to someone but I won't be offended if it's not for you. 
  • How color can affect us As an Art Major in College I always found it interesting the way color could affect mood. When I began to plan our homeschool room I thought of that and ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2011, 2:24 PM by K Day
  • Typical Course of Study Here you will find the links for the "Typical Course of Study "Enter Grade" Curriculum Guide" I mentioned on Jan 29, 2011 in the post "What Taka' needs to know ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2011, 9:57 PM by K Day
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Things I love

  • Random "Things" I've found along the way that I couldn't live without :) 
  • Gutters for Planters Today as I perused the web I found the greatest blog post that I had to add here so as not to forget and to share. The original post is HERE from the blog Family Trees May Contain Nuts. This is a really neat blog! My favorite ideas below are using gutters for planters, using the muffin pan, clear cup and magnets for kids stuff and the wrapping paper on the ceiling. These are all great time and space saving ideas that I will surely use in the near future :)GREAT IDEAS TO SHARE This information came to me in an email. These are not my clever ideas. Credit goes to whoever compiled this list originally. My notes are in ...
    Posted Jan 15, 2012, 9:04 AM by K Day
  • Khan Academy We found Khan Academy several months ago and I began exploring, hesitantly at first. It's a very simple concept; learn, practice, learn more. The tutorials are kept very short so it's easy to keep your focus. The you can go "Practice" what you've just learned. If you login you can keep track of what tutorials you've watched and what you've practiced. It will even let you know when you are ready to move on. Granted this is subjective but it does a fairly decent job at it. After using it for awhile, I decided to let Taka try it out. He is loving it! He started with basic math and quickly went through 3 videos ...
    Posted Sep 2, 2011, 8:32 PM by K Day
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Crafty Ideas

  • Fun and simple crafts that even I (the "Craft Challenged") can do! 
  • Pencil Tote As homeschoolers we aren't "tied" to a certain room or place in which we do our "work". This is often a GREAT thing but sometimes can prove challenging as ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2011, 7:24 PM by K Day
  • Play Clay This popular recipe produces a clay that can be used over and over again and will remain pliant for weeks. A child just learning to model will appreciate how soft ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2011, 12:03 PM by K Day
  • A Fist full of Dad Dollars Several months ago we were sitting in our Dentists waiting room and I happen across a "Family Fun" magazine. I had never seen this magazine before but found it quite ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2011, 12:03 PM by K Day
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