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  • Halloween, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry
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    Halloween, Spelling, and Structured Word Inquiry

    Learn more about Structured Word Inquiry (SWI) by studying the spellings of some vocabulary words related to the Halloween holiday: Halloween, pumpkin, costume, zombie, cauldron, ghastly, enchant, skeleton, vampire, and candy. Structured Word Inquiry English spelling is rule-based. There are no exceptions, just more rules to uncover. I have yet to find a word whose […] More

  • Can We Stop Pretending That Gummies Can Be Healthy?
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    Can We Stop Pretending That Gummies Can Be Healthy?

    For some reason, Facebook has decided to target me with ads and posts about gummies. To be fair, I do like gummies. My husband recently bought me a small back of cola gummy bottles, which I love but hardly ever buy. I also enjoy the occasional Sour Patch Kid or sour gummy worm. I sometimes […] More

  • Square Collage Candy Corn Craft
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    Square Collage Candy Corn Craft

    Candy corn season is here! For our homeschool lesson on squares last year, my daughter and I made a square collage candy corn craft that makes a perfect homemade decoration for the Halloween and autumn season. Materials Black, orange, yellow, and white construction paper White crayon Scissors Glue or glue stick Directions Cut the orange, […] More

  • Easter Basket from Nestle
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    Celebrate Easter with Seasonal Sweet Treats from Nestle

    Disclosure: I received a sample of Nestle seasonal Easter candies as part of an advertorial. Easter is right around the corner! When I think of Easter festivities, I always think of candy. Although my family and I try not to eat too many sweets, we do like to indulge on holidays. In preparation of the […] More