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  1. Phyllis at All Things Beautiful
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    We love strewing, too.

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  2. Min
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    I feel the same way you do, wanting to do more discovery science. We read about science more than doing. But I find that science is all around us so K tends to think scientifically. You offered some wonderful ideas and inspired me to make this a priority. I think doing a post about it makes you realize how much you are doing! But the guilty pushes us, no?

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    1. min
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      Sorry for the typo! Meant to type “guilt” rather than “guilty”

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  3. Melinda J.
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    Hi, I just wanted to encourage you that I think you are too hard on yourself. You do so much with your kids and what you are currently doing for their ages is awesome! I have a 6th, 3rd, and Kindergartner and I don’t much more for my 6th grader than you are doing with your young kids. You have plenty of time to get all the content in. The best thing to focus in on is those 3 r’s. If you can read well, comprehend, and be able to communicate it back, then you are set for life. If there is some content in history or science that goes missing, if a person has the ability to study by oneself, they will learn what they need when the time comes. I love science, but right now, it can’t be a focus. I still am teaching the younger two these basics. The older one can now go off by himself and read science books if I think we aren’t covering enough as we go about life. We follow Charlotte Mason’s methods loosely, but I also tend to use all kinds of styles for different subjects. Just develop a love for learning. They will understand all they need to know in jr. high and high school biology, chemistry and the like. And probably take it again in college. I was a homeschool student, on my way to becoming a veterinary student, and got through high school without a single course in anatomy and would have done fine learning it the first time in college. What I wish my parents would have focused more on was writing. So, give yourself a big pat on your back for what you do do. I have followed your blog for at least two years now, so I know it’s been quite hard for you. You’ve got loads of time. Enjoy the process!

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