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    Henry the Castaway (Five in a Row)

    It’s time for the first ‘row’ of the 2013/2014 homeschool year!  This literary study was so much fun but took a lot of work to put together.  I find with Five in a Row Volume 3, there are far fewer ready-made resources than there are for Volume 1 and 2.  We…

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    Literary Study: Charlotte’s Web

          We had so much fun reading and studying Charlotte’s Web. Is there anything better than a classic that has inspired children for decades?  I think not…  What a beautiful, captivating piece of children’s literature.  We studied this book through August, so we were able to bring it…

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    The Story of Ferdinand (and Spain)

    Our kids had a blast working through The Story of Ferdinand from Five in a Row, Volume 2.  We are continuing Galloping the Globe and I’m seeking fun and interesting ways to tie literature into our country units.  There are certain books that literally SPEAK to kids.  This was…

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    Galloping the Globe – Japan!

    We had fun studying Japan.  We covered topics such as, land types, climate, location of the country, the people, religion, clothing, traditions, food, animals (Macaques and Cranes), and language.   We enjoyed watching a few videos about Japan, including a promotion video for tourism Japan and many clips of Japanese…

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    Galloping the Globe – Germany!

    It has been a crazy, busy, wonderful season.  I am longing to write a post about what has been going on the past few months, but tonight, I think I’ll start with sharing our study of Germany from a couple of weeks ago. This study wasn’t as comprehensive as…

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    Galloping the Globe / Five in a Row – Italy

    First, I must comment – the more I learn about Europe, the more I love it.  What a beautiful land rich in so much culture and history!  Italy is no exception.  It’s so incredibly beautiful and whimsical!  For the record, if there was somewhere in the world, other than…