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We are the Orr family – a homeschooling family of four traveling year-round in our Airstream with a plan to see the entire US and Canada over the next 5 years, and we love AlphaSkills! As of the 2016-2017 school year our oldest son Elijah is 11 years old in the 6th grade, and he has…
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I Can Fly by Joy Cowley Mrs. Wishy-Washy by Joy Cowley The Weather Chart by Ann Wilson Where I Live by Mary Cappellini Down to Town by Joy Cowley It’s the first week of first grade for us, and I have to admit that this Mama was a little nervous when Monday morning rolled around…
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Drums by Ralph Talmont My Dream Guitar With two new books about music, this week’s AlphaSkills kit is helping set us off on a great start to a new school year! Despite a few first week jitters and complaints, my fourth grader loved these books and the accompanying activities. I attribute this mostly to the…
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Baa Baa Black Sheep   Our family had so much fun this week at the start of Pre-K with Baa Baa Black Sheep! Not only was my youngest so excited to finally start “real school” like his big brother, but he was so happy to already know a little bit about his first AlphaSkills book…
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The Best Dog in the Whole World (Fiction, Level 6, Stage 2) by Susan Taylor Brown Baby’s Breakfast (Fiction, Level 6, Stage 2) by Margaret Mahy A World of Change (Non-fiction, Level 6, Stage 2) by Natalie Lunis and Nancy White How is it that my youngest is a second grader? I really can’t say…
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The Happy Hackers (Fiction, Level 15, Stage 3) by Sandy Lanton Fifth grade is upon us, and despite a few tears shed over the end of summer break (and a few of Mama’s tears shed over being old enough to have a fifth grader), we are happy to be getting back into the school groove…
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Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener What Color is Nature I am Polite   My baby is a Kindergartener! A real Kindergartener! And what a great time we’ve had this week with these books! As soon as I saw this week’s kit I remembered Annabelle Swift, Kindergartener from when my oldest son started Kindergarten, and it made my…
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A Game for Jamie Latitude and Longitude Seasons   Third grade has begun! I honestly can’t believe I have a third grader who has been reading for fun all summer and is ready to dive in to another year of homeschool (with only a few grunts and groans, that is). And what a fun first…
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Little Brother (Fiction, Level B) by Joy Cowley The Astronaut (Fiction, Level B) by John Lockyer Three Little Ducks (Fiction, Level B) by June Melser and Joy Cowley What’s Alive (Non-fiction, Level B) by Lisa Trumbauer Needs and Wants (Non-fiction, Level B) by Margie Burton Last weekend my first grader informed me that he wants…
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