The “F-Word” of Writing

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ersonal criticism can erode our sense of self-worth and make us feel ashamed. So, we shy away from it to protect our well-being. The problem is, sometimes we shy away from its helpful cousin, too: Feedback.

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Back to More Formal Studies: The First Day of Fifth Grade

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hile Duncan has various areas of study in which there is room for improvement and growth, he excels in others. For example, we're using a sixth grade math book, he's met all of the space science objectives through eighth grade, he reads at a high school level, and his writing is strong. As a result, he really doesn't fit inside of a specific, conventional grade level.

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Word Collecting

O
ne balmy April day in college, my friend Rio asked Erik and me, “What’s your favorite word?”

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How the Romans Grew Creepy Crawlies (and You Can, Too!)

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magine you're a Roman in the first century and you're looking at some warped glass, noticing its power of magnification. That's what Duncan and Liz are up to in How the Romans Grew Creepy Crawlies (and You Can, Too!).

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7 Steps to Create a Custom Study Space

T
he following steps and considerations are useful when planning and creating a designated study space in your home.

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Why We Ditched the Pool Table

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hen we first started our home school adventure, we weren't sure how permanent our situation would be. Consequently, we did what we could to ensure that Duncan's transition back into public school would be as seamless as possible, just in case homeschooling didn't work out for us. Likewise, we made minimal changes in our home, shying away from modifications that seemed permanent. We didn't want to stray too far from our "before we homeschooled" world, just in case.

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