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   Jun 17

The Learning Circle: Spring

Spring! The earth coming back to life, the days growing warmer, the light returning! What a beautiful time of year as we turn outwards again. During the spring, all our activities revolve around strength and vitality, abundance and color.   In March, I focus on the theme of caring. This is an excellent time to [...]

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   Dec 21

The Learning Circle: Winter

Today is the Winter Solstice, and the beginning of the winter season! During the darkest time of the year, we find many celebrations of light, symbols of warmth, and gratitude for life. In many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, our activities are mostly indoor as the weather becomes cold and unpredictable. Still, there are many [...]

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   Sep 03

The Learning Circle: Fall

The Autumn is a lovely time of year. The days get crisper, the light lowers, the colors change into hues of yellow, orange and reds. It is the celebration of the harvest and the preparation for winter, moving into the darkest part of the year. It is an excellent and appropriate time to focus on [...]

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   Feb 26

The Learning Circle: Beginning

While one of the benefits of homeschooling is the ability to work with your child one on one, it is certainly beneficial (and fun!) to work in a group towards a common goal as well. We see this model exemplified in classes, sports teams, and co-ops. Another way to accomplish this goal, in home education [...]

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