Category Archives: General Curriculum

Working with Knots

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Activities From This Week…

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What We Have Been Up To…

Although we haven’t been posting, we have been very busy. This Fall in addition to JJ’s monthly classes at the zoo and events at the MO History Museum, we added private one hour swim lessons twice a week and a … Continue reading

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American History Resources

This year, we are moving from Ancient History to American History. With the 150 anniversary of the Civil War and our recent trip to Silver Dollar City, it was a good time to switch focus in social studies. Two of … Continue reading

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Back to School

While everyone else is rushing around for school supplies and attending Back to School teacher nights, things are calmly moving forward at the Orchard House Home School. While we are developing new units to start, the core learning units have … Continue reading

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New Math Game – Mythmatical Battles

Found a great solution for the tediousness of practicing multiplication facts while combining my son’s love of mythology— Mythmatical Battles card game. This cards game where you can pit Norse versus Egyptian or Celtic versus Greek mythological characters was suggested … Continue reading

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Meat & Potatoes

This week we delve into the meat and potatoes of the language portion of the curriculum— Classical Latin and Greek roots for vocabulary foundation, VoWac for phonemic awareness, and free choice and nonfiction reading for reading comprehension. To be honest, … Continue reading

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