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About jreed1920

I am a mom to a beautiful daughter with Autism Spectrum Disorder. We started homeschooling in January 2010 and it has been the best educational decision we have ever made. We use an ecclectic curriculum combining online learning with lapbooking and lots of hands-on, natural setting learning. We use Sue Patrick's Workbox System to keep it all together.

Neverending Chocolate Cake

A couple of months ago we started following the Feingold Program to help with food sensitivities, hyperactivity and some other negative behaviors that we were seeing in the little princess.  So far it has made an extremely positive impact on … Continue reading

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Chia Herb Garden

Our family is definitely not a DIY family we are much more of a semi-homemade type family.  If I can find a kit or shortcut to accomplish some goals I am all for it.  We wanted to learn about plants … Continue reading

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I’m Posting Every Week in 2011

I’ve decided I want to blog more. Rather than just thinking about doing it, I’m starting right now.  I will be posting on this blog once a week for all of 2011. I know it won’t be easy, but it … Continue reading

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It has been awhile

I have not been posting regularly because quite frankly I’m not always sure what to write about.  Things have been going well and we have fallen into a pretty regular pattern for our home schooling days, the morning are fairly … Continue reading

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Review: TeachTown

TeachTown – Computer Service for Children with Autism. Engage. Learn. Connect This is probably my favorite program.   My daughter loves it and I really like that it adapts to her learning to add new concepts, speed up or slow down … Continue reading

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Our First Disney World Field Trip!

Things have been a little quiet at Reed Academy because we took a week off to vacation in Orlando.  We had a great time!  We were able to spend the long weekend with extended family and then we spent several … Continue reading

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Meal Planner Mania

I am really trying to get a better handle on meal planning for so many reasons.  We need to eat more healthy meals, we are trying to really cut down on the amount of overly processed foods we eat, I … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Workboxes Wednesday? What Happened?

As some of you have noticed I did not have a workbox update this Wednesday.  Why?  Well several reasons actually not the least of which is the fact that our workboxes this week are exactly the same as they were … Continue reading

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Review: Time4Learning

Time4Learning Pros: Complete curriculum, flexible and customizable, includes lesson plans and offline worksheets and activites, very engaging and interacive, makes it fun for kids to learn.  Great reporting tools, forums to share ideas with other parents. Cons: Can be difficult … Continue reading

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What’s In Your Workboxes Wednesday 8/18/2010

Welcome to “What’s in Your Workboxes Wednesday!”  This is a post I plan to update each week for a couple of reasons.  First, updating the blog will motivate me to keep my workboxes fresh and second, I want to share what I … Continue reading

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