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    An American Girl Christmas – Holiday Homeschooling

    Are you stressing over how to homeschool through the holidays? You can relax!  I have the perfect answer-  Christmas School! The holidays are coming ! The holidays are coming ! Cooking, cleaning, preparing for company, shopping, parties, children’s plays, church events, cooking some more, oh, yeah….and homeschooling ! Phew! I’m tired just from typing all of that ! How DO you homeschool through the holidays ? Do you dream every year about decorating cookies with your kids, curling up by a fire and reading Christmas stories, making handmade gifts and cards, and spending time as a family focusing on the real heart of the holiday ?  Do you find it impossible…

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    American Girl Kirsten- Pioneer America Unit Study

    American Girl Kirsten- Pioneer Unit Study Welcome to Kirsten’s World 1854: Growing up on America’s Frontier   This is an exciting, hands-on study of our country’s Westward Expansion.  We will be discovering what pioneer  life was like through the eyes of Kirsten Larson, a kind and brave young girl who has just arrived in New York, from her home far away in Sweden.  We will read about her adventures traveling west to Minnesota, explore the life of the other pioneers she meets along the trail, enjoy some Swedish treats that Kirsten’s mama cooked for her, and lots more! So say goodbye to boring history lessons, and LET’S LOVE LEARNING together!…

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    Christmas School

    ****Christmas School**** Hello Friends! It’s been awhile… Is it already November? The warmth and joy of the holidays are just beginning to stir in our home. The Christmas music is playing, the candles are flickering, the first baking has begun.   I’m sipping some hot, spicy tea and making lists.   This week is one of my favorite weeks of the year.  Does that sound odd? The week before Thanksgiving is kind of the calm before the storm.   It’s a lovely week to me.   There’s still time to sit and reflect, and make preparations for all the sweet memories yet to be made in the swirl of the next month. …