Monthly Archives: November 2010

Bob Books Review: Stories for Beginning Readers

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On my Learning to Read: Celebrating Success post, Bobbie  asked about the Bob Books, a series of books for beginning readers that we use. So I thought I’d do a quick review. The Bob Books are these short little books, …

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This Year’s Christmas Charity: Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes

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This week we had a fabulous time putting together our Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.  Every year, as a family, we choose a holiday charity to participate in, something where the kids take the focus off themselves and what they want …

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Learning to Read: Celebrating Success!

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Learning to read starts out as such a struggle, laborious and slow, but then there’s that first spot of victory, that spot where everything seems to click, where instead of laboring over a word, a sentence, a page in a …

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Inexpensive Christmas Gift Ideas from the Thrift Store

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My favorite place to hunt for christmas gifts is the thrift store. Seriously. Some fantastic, inexpensive Christmas gifts can be found at the thrift store – in new, still in the box or with the tags condition. The first time …

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It’s Time for a Family Road Trip!

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Family road trips are huge part of our family culture. Some of my best childhood memories are of the road trips we would take – to Sacramento on business, to Washington state to visit my aunt, to the San Juan Islands to …

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