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About beanland

Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to two beautiful girls and one boy.

What Memory Work Looks like in Our Homeschool

I mentioned previously some memory work we do for geography. I’ve also blogged about the scripture/poem/quote memory box we use every morning at breakfast. In total, we spend ~15 minutes on the memory box each school day and ~30 minutes … Continue reading

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Making Memory Work Fun (with printables)

In my experience, kids love memorizing things. It’s fallen out of fashion in most schools, but learning rhymes, songs, lists, odd facts, etc. naturally appeals to all of my kids (so far). In addition, they have a far easier time … Continue reading

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Homeschool Curriculum Update – What we have loved and what we haven’t

I’ve blogged in the past lots of our plans for homeschooling, and I thought it might be helpful to give an update on how things have shaken out with various resources we use now that we’re 2 1/2 years into … Continue reading

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From Sick to Overseas… it was a big week

At 14 weeks pregnant, I was still feeling very sick. April 8th was looming on my calendar and I felt totally unprepared for it. That was the day we’d marked nearly 6 months before as the day we’d be embarking … Continue reading

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Big News About a Little One

The blog has gone silent. Homeschool has been pared down to just the essentials. (A good thing to do, periodically, right?) I went a whole week eating mainly smoked apple & sage vegan sausage with mustard. It made sense at … Continue reading

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Portrait of Daniel

I grabbed my camera when I saw how cute Daniel was snuggling with his lovies after breakfast one morning. I love the picture, but what happened next tells even more about my boy’s tender heart. He wanted to, “See picture?” … Continue reading

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Bringing back the old school in our homeschool

I have found four relatively old-fashioned tools incredibly helpful in our homeschool. The Watch I now wear a watch on my wrist. It keeps me more aware of our schedule and how long I’m spending on a certain activity, but … Continue reading

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