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July 1st, 2010, 10:38 PM
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I just had arm surgery so I'm typing this one handed, I apologize in advance.

I feel so uncreative right now. I see these amazing folders and offices you guys put together for your children. How do you use them? Are they for independent study? Do you use them as guides? Or do they kind of replace your curriculum? CAN YOU give me step by step instructions?
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July 2nd, 2010, 04:54 AM
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The mini offices?

I use them as dividers first.. a way to give my kids a little personal space . The reference items in them are just that..for reference.. think of it as taking all the posters you would see in a typical PS classroom and downsizing them .
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July 2nd, 2010, 08:10 AM
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I'm not that creative either, but that doesn't have to hamper your homeschooling. You could try making a lapbook with your kids. Just get some file folders then check out one of the many places for lapbook instructions. It mostly consists of reading a specific book or two, then printing stuff out on your computer and glueing everything in the folder. Even I can handle that! I'm sure you can too. :-)

One of my favorite sites is homeschoolshare.com
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July 2nd, 2010, 11:02 AM
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I'm usually not creative. I'm the type who prefers to buy things pre-made or at least packaged in a way that requires little thought or effort from me. Either way, don't worry about feeling unprepared. We (as a society in general) do SO MUCH MORE these days than what kids 100 years ago were doing, but in many ways, that made them smarter. They had to think outside the box because there wasn't a box to think in. LOL! They had pencils, paper, and a limited amount of books. That's pretty much it. Use whatever you have and let your kids learn from you (and nature) rather than from stuff as often as possible.
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