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Articles in category: Grammar Stage (ages 4 to 11)

Seven Lessons from the Homeschooling Journey, So Far

When I first started homeschooling, someone once told me that my child would become my greatest teacher. I thought that was quaint advice and mostly ridiculous. What could I possible learn from a 4th grader—a nine-year-old? It turns out, I had loads to learn from my...
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Dear Tired Mamas

Dear tired mamas: This is a hard time of year, especially for mamas of teens. Believe me, I know. After twelve years of Classical Conversations, my son finished up Challenge IV this week. At times, it seemed as if we would never make it. Then, in the twinkling of an...
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Blooming Anyway

"Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.” – Luke 12:27 (NIV) I recently read the line, “It’s spring! Are you blooming?” My first reaction was to roll my eyes at...
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The Power of Community—It’s Not What You Think

Someone recently asked me to weigh in on their “be part of a local community” or “do CC at home” dilemma. As I began to gather my thoughts, identify my best examples, and marshal my arguments, I realized that for me, the jury is not still out. I am wholly sold out to...
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From One Ill-equipped Leader to Another

  This is a month of confessions, and I have another one today. When I find myself in the role of a tutor or team leader, I’m a master of making it about me, not about my fellow students. As a graduate teaching assistant, I often came into classes so impressed with my...
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