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ChiknGirl
Pacific Northwest
I'm a stay-at-home mom to two who crafts whenever she can.
Interests: knitting, crafting, stamping, sewing, quilting, gardening, cooking, reading, loving my kids, volunteering
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We've completed our first two weeks of school and we've had a great time. This year's curriculum choices have been great successes and we are joyfully getting our schoolwork done. Anneliese says her favorite subjects are math and history. Math!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
School and summer. I like them both. I worked hard this summer to make it a summer of memories for the kids, they missed out on the last 3 or 4 summers dues to family issues. We had a few... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2012 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
The plans have been written, the books have been delivered, the copies have been made, the book lists have been complied, the only thing missing is the supply kit for science. We will open our morning with a challenging word... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
blogging again. There have been moments I've wanted to share or record for later or what ever. all the fun things we are going to do this summer. school in the fall. limiting my "hobbies" so I can invest myself... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2012 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
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That was a fast week. I'm shocked that it is October already. Math: Anneliese completed lessons 19 - 21 about rounding, estimating and comparing numbers. She had a light bulb moment and now understands rounding and estimating. She scored 96%... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2011 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
Is it horrible that I'm ready for a vacation already? It isn't that school is going poorly or that I don't want to "do school" it's that I'm so busy and so tired all the time. I need a break... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
I'm starting to feel like a broken record. We had another fabulous week. We hit a few bumps when the kids didn't feel well on Tuesday and Wednesday and we missed Girl Scouts and our planned field trip and then... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
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We had another fabulous week. Every day my heart is warmed as my children say, "This is the best year of school ever, Mom!" Their positive attitudes are encouraging me to continue working hard to find fun field trips and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2011 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
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Our first week of school is complete and it was fantastic. We have all enjoyed the curriculum choices I made and each of us has been excited to get started every morning. Math: Anneliese and Trevor completed lessons 1 -... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2011 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
Tomorrow is the big day, our first day back to school. I think I'm ready and I've been excited for weeks, but now I'm nervous and my stomach is full of butterflies. Things that are ready for tomorrow and the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2011 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
Bountiful Baskets is a nearly nationwide food co-op. From their How It Works page they say, This is a grass roots, all volunteer, no contracts, no catch co-operative. Produce baskets are $15 with a $1.50 processing fee. Most locations offer... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2011 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
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It was only a few weeks ago that I felt certain about my curriculum choices for this fall. Since then, doubts have set in and I've done some reconsideration. I've also had the opportunity to purchase a few other items... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2011 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
It feels a bit like putting my heart on my sleeve to layout my curriculum plans to the world. After all the time and effort I put in, trying to match my children's interests and learning styles to a curriculum... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2011 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
This is the post in which I do not apologize for not blogging for the last 6 months and let you know how our school year went. We don't officially fnish school until the end of the week, although we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2011 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
I received my beautiful kitchen gnomes in my mailbox yesterday and got started stitching today. I am not pleased with how it's turning out, which is all my fault. I looked but couldn't find an embroidery tutorial. Do you happen to have one? My stitches need help. :(
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I missed a week again. Last Friday I spent most of the day at the hospital with my Dad who was having surgery on his foot. With Halloween stuff over the weekend, I just never got caught up. This will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2010 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
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Language Arts Trevor did a page for letter G in his Handwriting Without Tears book and did practice lines of magic "c" letters. He completed lesson 7 in All About Spelling Level 1 . He is confidently spelling 3 letter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2010 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
I missed wrapping up our week last week. We were very busy celebrating Gary's birthday at the end of the week and over the weekend and posting my wrap up completely slipped my mind. Thank you to those of you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2010 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
Anneliese attended her first Girl Scout's meeting this week. She loved it! She earned her Letterboxing badge and a Friends Are Fun badge. I'm going to pull out my old Girl Scout's stuff to show her before her next meeting.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2010 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
Another taxing week this week. My dad went to the emergency room last Friday and ended up being admitted for 5 days. He's home now and working on recovering. Anneliese was very interested in all the machines he was hooked... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2010 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
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I don't know how we made it through this week, but somehow we came out on Friday with our work done and everyone still alive. It was definitely one of those weeks. There were some really good moments and those... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2010 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
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Now that we have 3 weeks of school under our belts, I can see where adjustments need to be made. Both kids are asking for more. We are wanting to delve deeper, do more activities and enjoy more read alouds.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2010 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl
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I'm participating in Kris of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers Weekly Wrap Up. :) This was our first week of school and a great week it was. Anneliese reviewed where we had stopped with All About Spelling last year and remembered everything!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2010 at Down on the Farm with ChiknGirl