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a Key Note: a musical education

As I sip this non-fat decaf cappuccino (also known as flavoured water) and attempt eating just HALF of this delectable haystack, I relish in listening to the ukulele sextet playing outside my coffee shop booth. Possibly there is nothing more reminiscent of palm trees and margaritas, hammocks and luaus, than a ukulele strumming Aloha ‘Oe. Yup, right … Continue reading

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just write, they say…

Is it really necessary to teach kids the mechanics of writing? You might not be surprised that I’d say yes. I kind of value writing. It’s a means of creative expression, of connecting, of encouraging. It’s certainly a means of learning what I think, and why I think what I think, and being fearless in expressing … Continue reading

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you know you’re a homeschooler when…

1. Someone yells, “Dad, Zachary shooted a bullet at my back“!!! And dad responds: “You mean shot…” Half minute later, “Oh, that’s too bad“. 2. You’re sharing your sensory-enhanced sentences with one another in the bathroom while the ‘teacher’ is flat ironing her hair. 3. You purchase chemistry experiment ingredients–that you later eat for dinner … Continue reading