2020-09-01

2020-09-01



It is incredible to believe that the last time I gave you a full update on what we’re reading in our homeschool was around St. Valentine’s Day. Unless of course, you count the odd post on epidemic reading, what a strange year this has been. However, the school work continues and so does our reading list.

There are so many things that I could talk about here. For the most part, I’ll let our Instagram memories tell the story. I am trying hard to take a picture when I finish a book. I have not succeeded across the board but I’m getting a decent start with it that way. In pre-viewing books for our new Sonlight K 2020 Exploring American History year, I have read a digital review copy of The House that George Built and  Unite or Die. I love them both in different ways and need to get a review posted for you all. We did a split read aloud and audiobook of The Incredible Journey for AppleBlossom. The Princess revisited a book we listened to on audio in the last year or two of Catwings, she is really taking off as an independent reader. My newest reader, who is surprising us all with his skill read Knight Fight an Usborne Reader. He really seems to have gotten to a skill of being able to read anything so much quicker than the girls. I read Books to Build On and Caught Up in a Story. With the little ones, I also read Genghis Khan by Demi, Zin! Zin! Zin! a Violin, Ming Lo Moves the Mountain, The Fire Station by Robert Munsch, D is for Democracy, and B is for Bagpipes.  We also finished long term readers of Johnny Tremain and Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia. I also read The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers.

While not all finished like those I’ve just mentioned, we also have a bookmark in several things. Uncle Wiggily’s Story Book has become the naptime audiobook of choice, while The Complete Beatrix Potter was chosen today and The Never Ending Story yesterday. I’m reading a combination of Give Your Child the World, Book Girl, Honey for a Child’s Heart (both again!!). We’re working through The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, again. My son and I just started The Llama Who Had No Pajama, Maps & Globes Dolphin Adventure, Nate the Great, while continuing to read from Stories from Around the World (Usborne), The Children’s Book of Virtues, Things People Do, Eric Carle’s Animals Animals, and The Lion Storyteller Bedtime Book. My daughter has joined her big sister in reading The Golden Children’s Bible while starting her first Christian Studies adventure with Memoria Press material. My oldest is continuing to read Famous Men of Rome. I’m also still reading slowly from Ben & Me, Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin. Then, of course, there is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory… and I’m sure there are more but my browser keeps reloading… I’ll try to be more attentive to a list and more often in the future.

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Another finished book in the pile and we’re on to week 13! Told from the narrative of the female horse from Paul Revere’s famous ride, we were able to experience first hand the events and moods leading up to that fateful day. Starting with such a staunch Loyalist (horse), I could not imagine how she could be won over to aid in the Patriots’ flight. We were caught up, we were entertained, we were thrilled with the ride. I plan to follow this up with two different picture book variations of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride as well as a few others for our reading pleasure. My daughter loves the horses point of view and that the book taught her move of the Revere tale than she ever knew. My middle daughter mentioned she loves the character of the grandmother, Mrs. Revere. She is a consistent point of comic relief. Now, while I’m typing this they are all taking turns quoting her and laughing about her silly obsession with tea and her sewing basket at such a life or death moment in time. We own this book as a vintage mass market paperback and have it on recommendations of BookShark Level 3 and Sonlight D. #homeschoolmama #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #hsreviews #amreading #bookshark #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #bookblogger

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While reading Mr. Revere and I by Robert Lawson, many familiar names popped up. We cannot wait to jump in and read a little more about John Hancock and the Adamases men. Don’t worry, our George Washington pile will be posted soon, but I cannot my my Geoege v. George book. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #notgrasshistory #memoriapress #cherylharness #jeanfritz #paulrevere #paulrevereride

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I read this one aloud today. It wasn’t the first time but apparently is the first time I’ve tracked it in Goodreads. Today is Valentine’s Day of the year 2020. While I read my newborn (3m) slumbers nearby, my Kinder (5) and Toddler (2.5) snuggle up to me on the loveseat and the girls (10 and 8) sit at the counter making sibling valentine day cards. The mosaic art of this one is what I enjoy the most. In reading this, I loved how my oldest daughter was able to make the connections to Roman history and the persecution of Christians after the risen Christ. I do not find this to be an amazing book but I wouldn’t hesitate to read it to them again. We originally added this book to our shelves because of the recommendation from Memoria Press Second Grade as a read-aloud. We own a paperback copy. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #memoriapress #saintvalentine #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #amreading

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Great read for talking about history and the cyclic nature of life. We read this one, Ox-Cart Man, again today, going on the third child and everyone stops by to listen to one they enjoy. It is perfect timing to see this view of New England daily life as we are studying the colonies. I love going through this one with the Memoria Press Kindergarten Enrichment guide. We also have pulled a pile of Barbara Cooney Illustrated books to look through later. We originally read this in the library and had to buy ourselves a copy. We own a new paperback. This is a recommendation of Memoria Press Kindergarten. We read this one, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, aloud again. It seems to be on all the recommended reading lists. It is a perfect September/October read, but it went well with where we are to bring it back out again to read alongside Ox-Cart Man to talk about the flax and grain of wheat. We also appreciated it being true Neopolitan seminola wheat, because that, we gluten-free people, can eat. I’m not in love with the illustrations, but they are whimsical and really appeal to my children. We originally bought a copy of this book to go along with the Memoria Press read alouds. I believe it is mentioned in Kindergarten and First Grade. We own a paperback copy and recently bought another book by the same author to read soon with our Around the World in Picture Books study. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #memoriapress #bookblogger #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading

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#freeproductreceived Well, we have a bit going on today as I dive into all the things. Right now, my Princess (8) is taking a moment to copy out Proverbs 1:2-7 on her title page to start her History of Science notebook. Both she and AppleBlossom (10) are about to listen to me continue to read about Archimedes. We gathered materials and books for the study and were blessed with a copy of the History of Science Teacher Guide from @beautifulfeetbooks ETA: And I forgot to mention we will continue on our China study from #aroundtheworldwithpicturebooks in Part I that we bought after falling in love with previewing a review copy of Part II. Then later we have: more American History from @notgrasshistory early readers from @albertwhitman Purchased games from @thegoodandthebeautiful books from @caroleproman a new Bible Atlas from @readbakerbooks and a board game on Continents! #hsreviews #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #historyofscience #amreading #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookblogger #bethlehembooks

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February reads finished! #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #memoriapress #bookblogger #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading #booksharkcurriculum #sonlightstories

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This is completely my type of impulsive reading and study. We talked about continents and oceans and then back to China. For example, this book sparked his interest, this book was recommended by the study guide, this book was from the same author/illustrator, and this one was a similar genre and on and on! We haven’t started any notebooking activities yet for this kiddo, but we are.loving the reading and video recommendations as well as pairing with things from our own shelves already. I’ve sourced all these books from bargains and it still adds up, but I’m loving every minute of it. Note, this is not a sponsored post, I bought @beautifulfeetbooks Around the World with Picture Books Volume 1 after being so impressed with the review copy of Volume 2 I received that we backed up and started at the beginning! It is that good. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #aroundtheworldwithpicturebooks #beautifulfeetbooks #readaloud #china #bookstagram #amreading #booksbooksbooks #bookblogger #chinastudy #geography #thisishowwehomeschool

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Jumping back in to our study of Ancient Greece for the Elementary Grades. Pulling out the archaeology book and doing peojects/experiments with a dig site. Reading picture book after picture book of Illustrated myths brought to life in the imagination. And re-reading about some of the classic Greek Myths for the youngers that may have missed the study last year. “Some” of the @sonlightcurriculum picks are part of the Sonlight 30th Anniversary celebration and more details will come on those! #freeproductreceived Everything fits so smoothly into our homeschool routine! We love building our ancient history resources from recommendations of @memoriapress @_simplyclassical_ and more. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #memoriapress #bookblogger #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading #greekmyths #handsonhistory #ancienthistory #greekadventuresforelementarygrades

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Reading, reading, reading, lots of reading aloud this week. More pictures to come. Here are two of the main things we’ve been reading. We are still doing our inset Greek Myths study including books we already own as well as those recommended by @sonlightcurriculum in the #greekadventuresforelementarygrades bundle. We are also still trekking through Introduction to American History Part 1 as my kiddos beg for just one more chapter of The Secret of the Sealed Room. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #amreading #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookblogger #americahistory #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum

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We are still loving @notgrasshistory Our Star-Spangled Story with the recommended read aloud in each unit. It will be a sad day to leave behind our Quaker Friends in Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin, yet I am eager to see what will come next in our American Studies adventures. Im really glad we bought this Marguerite Henry novel to go along with our studies. So far, for the youngest elementary grades, definitely one of my favorite resources for American History. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #notgrass #notgrasshistory #ourstarspangledstory #americanhistory #amreading #bookstagram #booksbooksbooks #bookblogger #freeproductreceived

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The other night we finished reading Hero Over Here. It was on our list for this fall with @bookshark and @sonlightcurriculum but timing was more appropriate for now. Reading this aloud to the children shows them the light other the side. We are also reading Number the Stars as a read aloud recommendation from @memoriapress . It is also timely to think about a time when regular life was up ended. I’m also privately reading The Night Diary (not pictured), which is another read for drastic daily life changes. I will most likely recommend it for my oldest. I’m about 70% through it at this time, I believe. I haven’t read A Grain of Rice yet but it was recommended as a good one for understanding exponential growth rate. What are your epidemic reads? I’ve also pulled Master Cornhill and The Journeyman. I haven’t pulled Johnny Tremain, but I believe it was another epidemic era recommended read. I’m also compiling a list on my Goodreads of Christian Historical Fiction epidemic era reads as well. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading #bookblogger

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We finished a few books today. One of which that I read start to finish is this picture book Phoebe the Spy by Judith Berry Griffin, Illustrated by Margot Tomes. This little book is dedicated to Jean Fritz, which I found appropriate as it is about the same size and a similar format to Jean Fritz American History biographical picture books. Some pictures are black and white drawings, others are full color. It was neat to be reading a mystery in a little patriotic picture book, as well as, when we were are reading a novel length mystery. The story is focused on a free, always has been free, black teenage girl in Colonial American and a plot to destroy General George Washington. It is a good one and prompts many discussions on wartime politics, racial interactions, and general culture of the time. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #bookblogger #amreading #americanhistory

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The next book we finished reading today has been long in coming. As I mentioned in my last post (Phoebe the Spy), we are enjoying this mystery season of our reads. We are reading everything aloud right now so that all can hear and enjoy it. Everyone has LOVED my reading of The Secret of the Sealed Room. I have no doubt they want me to read Wicked Will as well, another book by the same author on William Shakespeare. This book features a teen mulatto girl of a white American father and an escaped black slave mother, her current tragic circumstances, and new found friendship with a incouragable boy named Ben Franklin. The intermix of possible history and a mystery kept every one begging for one more page to be read. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and truly wish for more. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading #bookblogger #americanhistory #benfranklin

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Lastly, of the books we finished today includes Meet George Washington, a Landmark Books biography. My Princess (8) read this aloud to all. This is on our @memoriapress @sonlightcurriculum and @bookshark reading lists. We enjoyed this little biography to read following along with our read of Phoebe the Spy as she interacted with General George Washington. This was the perfect age appropriate read for my late to reading kiddo and I am enjoying all the Landmark Books as we come across them. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading #bookblogger #georgewashington #americanhistory

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We have had a page turning filled day. We started with (not pictured) a review and continuation of @beautifulfeetbooks History of Science with Archimedes and moved on to Pythagoras with our new huge Science Encyclopedia. While my girls continued to work on their Greek time maps and notebooking there I started back up in reading our @bookshark Introduction to American History read aloud and Reading with History selections. We finished reading three books today and started one new! The next time we study American History, we will start Johnny Tremain! What are you doing today? #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading #bookblogger #americanhistory #georgewashington #benfranklin #americanhistory #johnnytreamin

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. For years, we have delightedly used materials from Home School in the Woods http://homeschoolinthewoods.com @homeschoolinthewoods and most recently we have added a download of their Time Travelers U.S. History Studies (grades 3- 8 ) Colonial Life. https://store.homeschoolinthewoods.com/blogs/words-from-the-woods This is a great follow up to our last study with TT: New Explorers. It is a smaller experience than our Project Passports (see those reviews on the blog archives!) but perfect for an addition to our American Studies this year. We are having a grand time. My daughters are spending literally hours working on copywork and fine-tip coloring while I read aloud and the immerse themselves in our study. Reading the lesson notes, read aloud recommendations, and working on projects has been immense fun. My oldest is loving working on the newspaper and working on her encyclopedia research skills in the process while thrills me to no end. She is very proud of coloring her pop-up houses and my middle daughter is already plotting out her diorama. There are so many elements in these printable packs that they are the best spine to start from or the best supplement to add-on. We have a lesson plan that we loosely follow. Basically, I read a lesson and get the girls going on a project and start reading aloud for a few hours while they work. We enjoyed working through an archaeological dig and connecting science. My oldest is brushing up in creative writing skills while plugging away on her basic skills. The calm controlled coloring on the penmanship pages has been wonderful for my spirited middle child as well. We love the materials from Home School in the Woods and I highly recommend them. You should see what others say on the Crew blog as I know this is a favorite for many. https://bit.ly/2WNnNIz #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #HSitW #homeschoolinthewoods @homeschoolreviewcrew

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My loan has already gone back to #libbyapp but I really enjoyed reading The World According to Humphrey and for that matter I also enjoyed Lulu and the Dog from the Sea on #kindleunlimited *after I took this photo. Both books are on the new read-aloud list for @sonlightcurriculum #sonlightkindergarten 2020. Both are books I look forward to reading again with my son this year and I hope to own soon. The World According to Humphrey is silly and imaginative and gives a glimpse into a classroom. I actually wouldn’t hesitate to read more Humphrey books in the series. Lulu and the Dog from the Sea is the second in the series but I jumped right in and read it without reading the first and enjoyed it well. Lulu may be another series too look into reading more from in the future. Creativity just oozes from this loving book. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #bookblogger #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading

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Another finish I read in March is The Night Diary. What an incredible read that opened up so many bits of India/Pakistan history that I never studied as a youth. I picked this one because it was available to loan on #libbyapp and I’m ever so grateful that I stumbled into it. I will definitely be looking to buy this one someday and add it to my girls’ reading list when they study eastern hemisphere. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #bookstagram #amreading #bookblogger #booksbooksbooks #thenightdiary #newberryhonor

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This morning we finally finished reading Number the Stars. Weve been working on this one for a while but took a hiatus when I was coughing so much. Now my voice is back and I’ve been reading all day with glee. Number the Stars is a book I never read in my youth, however, I vividly remember when kids of my cohort were assigned to read this book. I always wondered what it was about beyond just the holocaust. This was a read aloud book on the Memoria Press Fifth Grade Classical core Curriculum list scheduled for us. We are a little all over the lesson plans but still following them gently. My children all agree to give Number the Stars 5. We jumped a bit to talk about WWII but it was worth it and peculiar timing to talk about every day life changing suddenly.. and then here, in real life, every day life changed suddenly. I can tell that all of my children took something different and something to remember. I know we will revisit this one. When we get to @sonlightcurriculum world history if not sooner. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #memoriapress #bookblogger #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading #memoriapressfifthgrade #readaloud #readaloudfamily

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This morning while reading Benjamin West and His Cat Grimalkin, we finished reading the A-Leafing chapter where Benjamin paints with his Native friends. It was perfect timing to pull out these folklore Indians of North America books. Bittersweet to remember the recently deceased Tomie dePaola as we talked about the Indian Pantbrush and Texas Bluebonnet. We finished it up with a similar but newer tale of strawberries. Any similar recommendations to read? #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #bookstagram #amreading #bookblogger #americanhistory #indiansofnorthamerica #nativeamericanfolklore #tomiedepaola #booksbooksbooks #painting #benjaminwest

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Weeks ago, we finished reading Mr. Revere and I and started out to read the Paul Revere chapter in @notgrasshistory and reread the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s Paul Revere’s Ride illustrated poem. But then, allergies. This morning was the day! I’m so grateful for the @memoriapress Classical Core recommendation of Ted Rand’s illustrated Paul Revere’s Ride even if I did originally buy the wrong edition in @chroniclebooks Christopher Bing’s edition. What an experience to be able to compare the two and take the conversation of wood cutting even further. I have to confess I get a little animated when reading such a poem. Quite my father’s daughter at such a moment… #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #memoriapress #bookblogger #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading #simplyclassical @_simplyclassical_ #paulreveresride #readaloud #poetry #henrywadsworthlongfellow

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My daughter (10) is one class away from finishing her online live course Literature intensive with MPOA @memoriapress . She has spent time in selections of The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang (note MP sells their own version now, but this one works too). For her last class, we just discovered she will be reading the first 3/7 stories of The Snow Queen by Hans Christian Andersen. Oh, look what I have on the shelf! #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #bookstagram #amreading #bookblogger #fairytales #memoriapress #memoriapressfourthgrade

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Busy day yesterday, focus on history… and pulling to stand!? #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #adragonviking Disclosure: Sonlight materials purchased, BookShark 3 second-hand, Notgrass Uncle Sam and You second-hand, and @notgrasshistory Our Star-Spangled Story sponsored. #notgrasshistory #unclesamandyou #ourstarspangledstory #americanhistory #booksharkcurriculum #sonlightcurriculum

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Science day! (Yesterday) History of Science from @beautifulfeetbooks #historyofscience and more history and readers. #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #bookblogger #amreading @sonlightcurriculum #SITBEG #readaloud #readaloudfamily #homeschoolmama #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolscience #adragonviking Disclosure: History of Science Guide from Beautiful Feet Books. All else is my own.

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Busy busy busy this morning. In between the toddler (baby!) sucking (kissing?) my arm when the Enginerd came to kiss me properly and the preschooler (toddler!) face-painting on the carpet after jumping off the couch (and falling three feet short of her landing pad destination)… #freeproductreceived Reading aloud from George (Washington) vs. George (III) and discussing connections to modern day concerns and reading aloud Johnny Tremain. While I read, the girls worked on their penmanship pages, timeline, and G v. G lapbook selection from the @homeschoolinthewoods Time Traveler The American Revolution (review product pending). #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #amreading #bookblogger #americanhistory #georgewashington #kinggeorgeiii #americanrevolutionarywar

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We had a long in coming finish last week as we ended our journey with Johnny Tremain. It was bittersweet and we will soon watch the movie to compare and contrast. It was good to have already read about Paul Revere and watched The Patriot so the kids had a foundation of the world around them. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #bookblogger #amreading @sonlightcurriculum

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Benjamin Franklin was such an incredible character of history. If only more students knew about him and found inspiration in his peace goals of life. Much of his life seems sad to me but it is so hard to know with such a little biography. This Landmark Books biography is a great primer on his life from adulthood to death. I think my girls are not quite finished learning about him yet. #memoriascholeacademy #scholeeveryday #homeschoolmama #hsreviews #sonlightstories #sonlightstack #booksharkcurriculum #booksbooksbooks #bookstagram #bookblogger #amreading @sonlightcurriculum #memoriapress #memoriapressamericanhistory #americanhistory #benfranklin

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