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Something You May Want, Need, Wear, or Read

A friend recently told me about a neat family tradition they do at Christmastime. For each child, they give four gifts that correspond with the rhyme, “Something you want, something you need, something to wear, and something to read.” It inspired me to share with you four of my favorite holiday ideas!

Hooray for Constitution Day!

Did you know that September 17, 2016, was Constitution Day? Yep, it was, and it happens every year on September 17. Heard of the 4th of July? Of course! We can thank the Continental Congress for declaring our nation's independence in 1776 and subsequently creating one of America's most vibrant holidays, complete with fireworks, picnics, and celebrations abounding. But it wasn't until September 17, 1787 that our Founding Fathers signed one of the most influential documents of all time.

Monster Match

I am going to begin by saying that teaching writing is a challenge in our homeschool. It is banging-my-head-on-the-table-with-frustration challenging! I have two reluctant writers and one who seems to have been able to write complete, thoughtful, and expressive sentences since day one. Over the years, we have made progress and tried many writing activities. We enjoyed "monster match" the most, and I thought I would share the concept. 

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