Kelsey Norwood

I was in charge of teaching a little dynamics lesson last week at our Family Choir class so we played a little game. It’s very easy and the kids had a great time. It works for all ages too! To play you’ll need dynamics printable 6 sheets of colored construction paper glue stick an arrow […]

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We go to the library every other week at least and most of the time I have a few picture books I know I want but the rest I pick randomly and sometimes I get some really bad/boring/dumb books. The kids never mind but I do. If I’m going to read picture books for an […]

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For the first many years of my married life I didn’t cook meat because I couldn’t stand buying it from the grocery store. I did buy chicken but NO beef and very little pork. We ate hardly any meat until my sister told me about Zaycon Foods. My husband still looks back on that day as one […]

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We’ve been biking tons this summer and now that school has started we’re biking to school together too. Biking is definitely one of our favorite family activities and we make sure we’re protected when we ride. We trust Bell Helmets to protect our brains and got to try out two new styles for back-to-school. Carson’s […]

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Science has turned out to be our favorite subject to study at home together. My kids love science and no wonder! It’s all experimental and hands on. As far as I’m aware, the new nation wide Common Core standards have taken science and history almost entirely out of early elementary school classrooms. It’s such a […]

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I have been all crafted out lately and haven’t really made anything or done any projects since my baby was born 6 months ago. I’m getting the itch again… This wreath was the perfect low-stress project for me right now. It took about an hour and it was completely finished. That’s my kind of project! […]

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It’s hard work being a farmer and even harder running a dinosaur farm – but that’s just what the farmer does every day in this new book by Frann Preston-Gannon! The farmer wakes up very early to take care of all his animals and you find out pretty quick that all the animals on his […]

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I’m getting organized! And I’m determined to keep an organized record of my kids’ schoolwork. We’re starting out following The Well-Trained Mind schedule/model and she recommends this kind of record keeping system, so we’re going for it. It’s working out great so far – I keep all the papers we complete on a clipboard in […]

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We’ve been working our way through children’s classics each night before bed time. It’s a wonderful way to end the day as a family enjoying fabulous literature together. We’re reading Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi right now and this edition, illustrated by Robert Ingpen, is my all-time favorite (published by Sterling Publishing). It’s a beautiful book with thick, […]

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Once we decided to educate our children at home I knew there were some supplies we’d need. At the top of the list was a scanner. I find it easiest and most cost effective to purchase a consumable work book, scan the pages, and print off two copies for our two school-aged children. (This is […]

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