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Archive for September, 2012

Rerun of our most popular blog post

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Essay written by dear daughter Ava, age 8 Why do you suppose this is our most popular blog post?

The Munchkin Has a Brother

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Art With Matching Poetry — Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman, 1865 O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done; The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won; The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring: But O heart! […]

Teaching thinking is not a curriculum

Monday, September 10th, 2012

People who don’t read and who spend their free time watching a screen will not be able to think critically. Jane Healy’s two books Endangered Minds: Why Children Don’t Think and What We Can Do About It and Failure to Connect: How Computers Affect Our Children’s Minds for Better and Worse give documentation of this. […]

The Spirit Himself Interceding for You

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Ears From Harvested Sheaves by J.C. Philpot December 12 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. Romans 8:26 In all our prayers, in all our approaches to the […]

Art With Matching Poetry — Cherry Tree

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Loveliest of Trees by A. E. Housman (1859–1936) Loveliest of trees, the cherry now Is hung with bloom along the bough, And stands about the woodland ride Wearing white for Eastertide. Now, of my threescore years and ten, Twenty will not come again, And take from seventy springs a score, It only leaves me fifty […]

Delayed formal math really makes sense

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Our now 14-year-old son had a horrible time trying to learn to read and do math simultaneously. I read about delaying formal math and promptly threw out his math book. Well, shelved it anyway. Within a month, his reading level soared 2 grade levels. It seems the stress of learning both was more than his […]

Can this homeschool be fixed?

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I am homeschooling 4 of my 7 children. The oldest that I am schooling just turned 11 and the youngest just turned 6. I am facing a fence that seems too high to climb and there is no gate. I am longing to free myself from workbooks/textbooks, but don’t know how to start. Reading your […]

Expect to Cry When You Read This Book

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Bob, Son of Battle by Alfred Ollivant Hoo aboot sich a yarn that’ll bring the tares to the eyes o’ e’en the sternest mon. Bob, Son of Battle by Alfred Ollivant (copyright 1898) is about: Bob, a bonnie tyke and last of the Gray Dogs of Kenmuir; Davie, a puir mitherless lad; and his fether, […]

Pictures From My Garden

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

First, the sunflowers. Next, the dahlias. The delphiniums didn’t do well this summer — too hot and dry. Gladiolas did great! I think zinnias might be my favorite. Flowers for the Mercer County Fair in July. The tomatoes were perfect this year. Was introduced to Japanese Beetles.

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