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President’s Day 2019

Happy President’s Day! While we all enjoy a short break from the regular routine, we won’t be sharing the usual Monday Mix-ins today, but we do have a few supplemental links we’ve highlighted in the past that you can explore with your kids. This holiday presents a wonderful opportunity to discuss our character trait this …

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Archery at SLOCA

Happy almost weekend, everyone! For our Fill-Me-In Friday, we have some exciting news to share with you today but before we do, I (Cheryl) wanted to share an amusing story that happened last week as I drove my youngest son and his friend to their big brothers’ basketball games. Both boys energetically talked about what …

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Teaching Humility through Literature

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! As we think of ways to show how valuable others are today and of opportunities to demonstrate humility in our everyday lives, Dr. Bleisch joins us again with her list of books specific to teaching this month’s character trait.   We learned last week that: “Humility means knowing, accepting and being …

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The Blanket Lady

Our winter holiday break may be a distant memory now but this heartwarming story from our Intermediate Teacher Lead, Lisa Ann Dillon, resonates loudly as we celebrate Valentine’s Day tomorrow. Unless you’ve had a student come through our Intermediate level, you may or may not know about a certain tradition. Every December, for the past …

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Flowering of Medieval Culture

Happy Monday, Down Home readers! Have you enjoyed all the rain we’ve had so far? It looks like we’re in for more later this week! It’s been a refreshing reinvigoration for our environment and it is obvious with everything so green all around us. This week, as we talk about rejuvenation, our students will be …

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The Character Issue

We’re back with our next Character Issue of the year! There are many ways to practice humility in our everyday lives. As a homeschooling community, we can guarantee that opportunities for this arise daily, if not, hourly. For those of you with children in sports, dance, or any other activity involving any level of competition, …

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African American History Month

The month of February has been proclaimed as the National African American History Month calling “upon public officials, educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.” This “federally recognized, nationwide celebration” is something we want to draw your attention to as we consider and …

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