Grammar Corner: Auxiliary verbs

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Auxiliary verbs are also known as helping verbs because they are used along with main verb to aid in showing tense or indicate a question or negative state of the action. The dog is invading the neighbor’s yard. Do you believe in magic? The students haven’t received their test scores for this semester. Common auxiliary verbs: […]

Grammar Corner: Action verbs

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Action verbs are the type of verb that most people think of when someone mentions the word “verb.” Simply, an action verb tells the action of a noun. John answered the ad in the paper. Most action verbs fall into the category of either transitive or intransitive. Transitive Verb – Joe will sculpt the bust for […]

High School Essay Intensive (IEW): Review

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Teaching writing in a homeschool environment can be a daunting task both for parents and children alike.  When your child reaches the high school years it can be particularly stressful. I have already had one daughter go through the high school years using products from Institute for Excellence in Writing with success.  I was thrilled to […]

Grammar Corner: Verbs

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According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, a verb is  “a word that characteristically is the grammatical center of a predicate and expresses an act, occurrence, or mode of being, that in various languages is inflected for agreement with the subject, for tense, for voice, for mood, or for aspect, and that typically has rather full descriptive meaning […]

The Secret Bridge (Lamplighter Publishing): Book Review

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  Lamplighter Publishing  has  the philosophy of providing books that reflect Biblical principles and values.  Their goal is to provide “Christlike character one story at a time.”  One such book is The Secret Bridge by Amy Le Feuvre.  This book is part of a collection of rare books from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries called the […]

ArtAchieve: Entire Level III ~Product review

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Through education comes understanding. Through understanding comes true appreciation. All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. – Pablo Picasso So many people underestimate the importance of art in the education of our children. The skills that are learned as well as the ability to think outside […]

Nearing the end of another homeschool year

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As summer approaches I am reflecting on this past school year.   I realize as I’ve been homeschooling longer and longer that I no longer stress out  when we don’t manage to do everything I planned or even worry if it hasn’t gone the way I’ve imagined it should have.  I remember the early years when I […]

Grammar Corner: Pronouns

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What is a pronoun? A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.  An example would be to use the word “it” to replace the noun “ball.” Subject pronouns are able to replace the noun that is a subject of a sentence. Ex.    The ball rolled into the street.    Replaced […]

Grammar Corner: Nouns

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What is a noun? The common answer is normally “A person, place, thing or idea.”  I categorize animals as a thing but some people will add that to definition of a noun. Nouns  can be common like “girl”  or proper like “Mary”. They can be items you can touch like a table or ideas like […]

Good quick lunch

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I had an inspiration for lunch. Everything from Aldis so it was relatively inexpensive but it was good. With just buns, ham lunch meat, hot and spicy chips, and barbecue sauce. In a skillet mix together enough ham for sandwiches and enough barbecue sauce to cover until heated. Put barbecue covered ham on a bun […]