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Archive for April, 2006

Tornado Last Night in New Boston

Friday, April 14th, 2006

We have good news, and we have bad news. All 7 persons are safe. All 12 animals are safe. The 3 cars are undamaged. The house has only minor damage. We used to have two rows of beautiful 60-year-old cedar trees, but last night they sacrificed themselves for us. We used to have a unique […]

Where is the Little Bitty Baby Today?

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

With homeschooling missionary friends in Bangkok, Thailand

Reading in Bluff, New Zealand

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

Children of Peter and Ruth V. at the Stirling Point International Signpost Bluff (population less than 2000) is a seaport and the southernmost town of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the oldest European town in New Zealand, having been established in 1824. Stirling Point International Signpost marks the land’s end of New […]

Mortimer Adler

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

How Great a Debtor shares with us a quote on what Mortimer J. Adler (author of How to Read a Book and many others) has written on the subject of reading readiness.

Parenting With Purpose

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

The Austins at Parenting With Purpose are talking about the Bible and boxes and a comparison of three systems: dispensationalism, covenant theology, and new covenant theology.

Gaps

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

This is my 3rd year homeschooling my sons. They are in 2nd, 5th, and 6th grades. I have been slowly trying to incorporate some of the principles of classical education into our homeschool effort. For example, we have begun the study of Latin this year. I am increasingly concerned that I have missed doing the […]

New Homeschool Blog Watch

Saturday, April 8th, 2006

Something new from the Davis family at Homeschool Buzz — taken from Homeschool Blog Watch I’ve been working more than a few late nights to implement Homeschool Blog Watch on HomeschoolBuzz.com. This is a new feature that displays headlines from selcted homeschooling blogs. I only have a handful so far but I am looking for […]

My Favorite Books to Read Aloud

Friday, April 7th, 2006

I started reading aloud to my children in 1981 after the birth of our fourth child. Naturally, all along I had been reading the baby picture books so often read to little children, but it was in that year that I started with the harder chapter books. I believe that first book was Treasure Island. […]

Gifts from Europe

Thursday, April 6th, 2006

My kids know exactly what makes me happy. handmade soap, postcards, Scottish shortbread chocolate chip cookies, Notre-Dame candle (my birthday flowers in the background) woolen blanket and highland hose from Scotland

Booker T. Washington

Tuesday, April 4th, 2006

Tomorrow is Booker T. Washington’s birthday, and La Shawn Barber writes a piece summarizing his life and accomplishments. One of the best books I ever read aloud to the kids was his autobiography Up From Slavery.

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