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More Outschool for Homeschoolers: Recorder Class- 2nd Week

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Beginning #recorder is part of the Oak Meadow 1st grade homeschool curriculum. I, however, have zero patience teaching it, even though I have a rudimentary knowledge and even love of playing it since childhood.

In the mornings, my half century old brain cells can’t process the noise without coffee- so thank goodness for Outschool dot com and Miss Debbie’s class! (NO, I don’t represent Outschool… I just am obsessed with it. As a family that cannot afford another bout of #covid, this site has saved our sanity and helped Maisie continue supplementing her education in ways I never could have done alone- so y’all WILL be seeing tons more posts about our classes, sorry)

This is Maisie’s second week with her recorder class and we love it (especially ME. OMG. ESPECIALLY ME).

The teacher is so good with the littles and throws in loads music reading, cheer, history, and blurbs even the OM curriculum doesn’t cover.

I will be adding her link in the comments below and also making a bigger post about this class in my blog misssmaisieandme.com @oakmeadowschool #oakmeadow #oakmeadowcurriculum @earthschooling #earthschooling #earthschooling1stgrade #earthschoolingcurriculum #waldorf1stgrade #homeschooling #homeschool1stgrade #waldorfhomeschool #steinerhomeschool @virtuallearning #1stgrade #learnthroughplay #learningathome #homeschoolingbyheart #raisingthefuture #letthembelittle #homeschoollife #magicofchildhood #simplychildren #simplychildhood #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodunplugged #eclectichomeschoolers #outschool @outschool #remotelearning #covid19 #covid19survivor

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Yeah, I am obsessed with outschool.com and no, I am not a rep (but, gosh, I should be at this point. I’m in love with it!)

Since we’re stuck in the house all day and I am not willing to risk our health again by taking classes in real time. Outschool and Zoom classes really help fill in gaps in her education- and also give her opportunities to take classes that would normally not be available to us locally, like hula dance class and a live native French immersion class (which she also takes- more about those in other posts).

We have access to these amazing teachers from all over the world, just at our fingertips!

I adore Oak Meadow, but I concede defeat in some of the subjects, like finger knitting and recorder. Outschool really helps me (and gives me short breaks to do my work, use the toilet, eat food, maybe comb my hair, hide in the closet pretending real life is around the corner).

Today, she learned about cleaning the recorder, how to recognize notes, some music history, and the song “Hot Cross Buns”. They are working on the B/A/G notes right now-

Miss Debbie’s class link on Outschool is HERE.

If you try out her class or have other classes to recommend to us, please leave a comment below!

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The Beginner Finger Knitting Class on Outschool is AWESOME!

Her bracelet

She took a finger knitting class today for the first time on Outschool.com.

Knitting and finger knitting are part of her Oak Meadow curriculum.

Here is an excerpt from a great article on the benefits of finger knitting for kids:

“Finger knitting is a fantastic, and addictive, activity for preschoolers. It builds dexterity and strength in those small muscles which control the hand, fingers, and thumb—all critical for later writing skills. Finger knitting also encourages eye-hand coordination, concentration, and perseverance—all equally important for children’s development. (Interestingly enough, when a child is fully engaging their small muscles, their large muscles relax and they actually can sit still!)”

It was so good, Maisie asked Ms. Cindy if she could do a weekly class. She has never done this!

This is the link to Ms. Cindy’s class on Outschool.com. She was extremely engaging, patient, and lovely with the children.

Maisie made a little bracelet today. She wants to make another with beads next.


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Oak Meadow 1st Grade “The Three Dwarves”

She had no idea why she had to draw geese after reading a story about a SWAN maiden.

She bawled her eyes out when I read “The Three Dwarves” story to her for Oak Meadow’s language arts lesson today- the fair Queen in turned into a swan.

The letter G/g lesson had her drawing GEESE, though, and that confused her to no end.

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Get 10% Rebounders & Accessories from Leapsandrebounds.com!

We are covid survivors- I am also a pulmonary embolism survivor.

I will write more about it in this blog at a later date, but I believe in this company.

The one in the pic was purchased by me, but the company was kind enough to send me a smaller one to try out for the RV with a stability bar and provide me with a discount code for everyone.

❤️In this post, you can get 10% off Rebounders from www.leapsandrebounds.com

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Homeschool and lockdown parents!!! Are your kids stuck and squirrely in the house? I know mine is. ❤️In this post, you can get 10% off Rebounders from @leapsandrebounds! ✔️Follow their page! ✔️use MissMaisie10 at checkout for your discount OR go to this link: ✔️https://leapsandrebounds.com/discount/MissMaisie10 💋🎈💗😘 I feel very strongly about this tool- we use it daily, hourly- to burn off steam during class (she counts, recites things while bouncing); clears up our lungs and helps us function, even though we’re #covid19 #longhaulers and recovered. I have #lupus, too, so I have to keep my immune system in top shape… just to keep up with an active 6 yr old girl at 51.

The company I buy my rebounders from leapsandrebounds.com, is offering a 10 percent off coupon for those of you who follow us and are going through the same stuff we are- or just want to burn calories or keep the kids from burning down the house. (it is also a good alternative to day drinking for those of us stuck 24/7 inside with every member of the family)

As #covidsurvivors, (which I will write about more in the blog missmaisieandme.com this week- I wasn’t ready to write about it for the longest time, but now I can’t stay silent. Too many I know are suffering or dying), a lot of our ongoing recovery I feel was due to rebounding- or jumping on this mini trampoline-

I learned about #rebounding after my #pulmonaryembolism in 2018 from a friend who worked at NASA. I BELIEVE IT SAVED MY LIFE BOTH TIMES.

#leapsandrebounds @oakmeadowschool #oakmeadowcurriculum @earthschooling #earthschooling #earthschooling1stgrade #earthschoolingcurriculum #waldorf1stgrade #homeschooling #homeschool1stgrade #waldorfhomeschool #steinerhomeschool #learnthroughplay #learningathome #homeschoolingbyheart #raisingthefuture #letthembelittle #homeschoollife #magicofchildhood #simplychildren #simplychildhood #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodunplugged #eclectichomeschoolers #outschool

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Homeschool and lockdown parents!!! Are your kids stuck and squirrely in the house? I know mine is. ❤️In this post, you can get 10% off Rebounders from @leapsandrebounds! ✔️Follow their page! ✔️use MissMaisie10 at checkout for your discount OR go to this link: ✔️https://leapsandrebounds.com/discount/MissMaisie10 💋🎈💗😘 I feel very strongly about this tool- we use it daily, hourly- to burn off steam during class (she counts, recites things while bouncing); clears up our lungs and helps us function, even though we’re #covid19 #longhaulers and recovered. I have #lupus, too, so I have to keep my immune system in top shape… just to keep up with an active 6 yr old girl at 51.

The company I buy my rebounders from leapsandrebounds.com, is offering a 10 percent off coupon for those of you who follow us and are going through the same stuff we are- or just want to burn calories or keep the kids from burning down the house. (it is also a good alternative to day drinking for those of us stuck 24/7 inside with every member of the family)

As #covidsurvivors, (which I will write about more in the blog missmaisieandme.com this week- I wasn’t ready to write about it for the longest time, but now I can’t stay silent. Too many I know are suffering or dying), a lot of our ongoing recovery I feel was due to rebounding- or jumping on this mini trampoline-

I learned about #rebounding after my #pulmonaryembolism in 2018 from a friend who worked at NASA. I BELIEVE IT SAVED MY LIFE BOTH TIMES.

#leapsandrebounds @oakmeadowschool #oakmeadowcurriculum @earthschooling #earthschooling #earthschooling1stgrade #earthschoolingcurriculum #waldorf1stgrade #homeschooling #homeschool1stgrade #waldorfhomeschool #steinerhomeschool #learnthroughplay #learningathome #homeschoolingbyheart #raisingthefuture #letthembelittle #homeschoollife #magicofchildhood #simplychildren #simplychildhood #unpluggedchildhood #childhoodunplugged #eclectichomeschoolers #outschool @outschool

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Mind-Blowing Fact : Paul Rudd is older now than Wilford Brimley was when he was cast in Cocoon….

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OMG, I FEEL SO ILL

Sitting under 3 sofa throws, with a fourth one over my head like a tent while I type this.

It’s 73F in my house, but I am having the worst chills and nausea. Hope it’s not food poisoning.

It’s not Covid-19 (been there, done that- more about that in an upcoming series of posts. We’re ok now). However, if you’ve been through the ‘rona, you discover that the teeniest thing will make you ill- long after ‘recovery’.

In my opinion, for many of us older adults, ‘recovery’ is an ongoing process, long after (months, in our cases) you’ve gone antibody negative.

I have a ton of IG and blog posts to publish, but I am going to try to recover from whatever the hell this is.

Ok, going to try to lay down now. This is freaking inconvenient.

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Shana Tova!

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French Immersion and 1st Grade Homeschooling via Oak Meadow & Outschool.com