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School And we're done!! First semester is in the books! Language Arts Allie read The Glass Castle in October and loved it.  She has been really into memoirs, reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed and Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  Elizabeth Gilbert lives nearby and is friends with someone we know, so Allie has met her.  I love, love, love that my girls have met published authors and had the chance to speak to them--when I was a kid, published authors seemed so out of reach! Piper read First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia RemembersMy brother teaches high school English and has read this book with his students and told us that many of them come back to him later and tell him it was the best book they ever read.  Piper wouldn't go that far, but she did enjoy it and learn a lot from it.  Now she is readingI am Malala.



We finished Vocabulary Vine and I am impressed at how much the girls have retained and how they use this knowledge of roots.  In an awesome twist,…

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