Category Archives: homeschool

Rosary Step 1 – Learning the Prayers

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! My husband and I started praying the rosary together before we were married.  When we first started having kids we would pray the rosary as a family after supper before the kids went to bed.  When our oldest was not even walking yet, we …

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FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! source Today our family will light our first Advent candle – a purple one.  This candle signifies hope. As it says in Romans 15:12-13 12 And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up,     one who will arise to rule over the nations; …

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Kris Kindles – an Advent Tradition

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We start Kris Kindles (KK’s) today, the first day of Advent. This literally means “Christ Child”.  We choose names from a bowl and treat that person as the Christ Child for the Christmas season.  This is our gift to Christ on his birthday – …

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Homeschooling: Raising Independent Learners

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! Homeschooling is not difficult, but sometimes life can get busy or complicated – like for us, right now.  This is a very busy season in our family.  To avoid falling behind in our schooling and feeling the burden as primary educators, we need to …

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Homeschool – More than Books

Hi!  I’m Melina, homeschooling mother of 11 and Grandmelina to 2! We used to take Fridays off of “book learning” and do alternate kinds of learning.  Now we are more spur of the moment homeschoolers and we kind of go with the flow.  It could be any day of the week, or a couple in …

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New Year’s Resolution #1

#1 – ORGANIZATION This isn’t an uncommon New Year’s resolution.  We just recently completed renovations to our dining room and on Christmas Eve started moving things back in.  Just a few touch ups left, then we can move more in.  I definitely don’t want to move everything back though and I’m looking at a few …

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Homeschooling Science with the Magic School Bus – 34 Weeks of Lessons

I’m interested in this Science project this year and thought I’d pass it on.  The first day you watch Magic School Bus on Netflix, borrow the series from the library, or buy it.  Then you read books, do projects and do writing or watch another video.  Looks like a winner – and it’s ready to go. …

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