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Good Evening Explorers! Over the years, I have been working to make Pinecone Grove products as earth friendly as possible. My nature inspired Pocket FieldCards™ have

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Tools for Curiosity

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The Pinecone Grove Expedition Outfitter offers the tools that encourage and inspire little explorers to observe the world around them. Our site is currently under construction.

  • What curriculum do you use for English lessons in your homeschool?
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For most of our Language Arts lessons, we use Spelling You See, Daily 6 Trait Writing, Editor in Chief, Italic Handwriting, and Language Smarts from Timberdoodle.
  • Something we didn’t expect to see at Comic Con was video games.
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Naturally, Emmett was excited to discover they did. He got to play a Mario game on the Super Nintendo.
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CRRL-Con was a lot of fun. We look forward to going again next year.
  • What Spring surprises have you found this month?
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This is our first spring in this home and we’ve found some beautifully vibrant flowers in the yard. This purple, is one of my favorite colors.
  • What’s on your bookshelf?
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Our bookshelf is an assortment of homeschool curriculum, nature magazines, wildlife resource books, fiction novels, arts and crafts, as well as some games. We also have a spot exclusively for library books. This makes it easy to keep track of returns. Soon we’ll be recycling the shelf and adding some built-in shelving to cover the whole wall, floor to ceiling. Because you can never have enough shelf space for books 😉
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  • Yesterday Emmett had a blast at his first Comic Convention. It was also our first visit to the Howell branch of the library. This circle wall seat was awesome and it happened to match Emmett’s cosplay 😁
  • Hi! I’m Ashley (mom + educator) and this is Emmett (son + student). We are year-round homeschoolers that love wildlife, traveling, learning new skills, and fandom activities.
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Emmett loves inventing things that spin, everything related to aerospace, Pokémon, Beyblades, and Hot Wheels. When he grows up he wants to be an inventor. His favorite subject is science, especially when he does lessons that incorporate Bill Nye the Science Guy. .
I’m a mom, home educator, graphic designer, and drafter. I love observing flora, fauna, fungi, land, and sea. My favorite part of homeschooling is traveling and learning with my son. .
Our homeschool style is eclectic. We love exploring and project based homeschooling best. Our local secular homeschool group is amazing! Emmett and I love to meetup for fun and learning. .
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  • What animals did you see in nature today?
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We saw lots of worms! Another fascinating creature we’ve seen thanks to a lot of rain and spring weather.
  • Who would your kiddo dress up as at Comic Con?
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Emmett is finishing his costume today for our first comic con this weekend. As you probably know from following us, Emmett loves Beyblades and Pokémon. Naturally, he is going to be Aiger Akabane from Beyblade Burst Turbo. See our insta story for behind the scenes footage of Emmett working on his cosplay.