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Archive for December, 2012

Special Offer from Yesterday’s Classics and Homeschool Freebie of the Day

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

From Jim Erskine at Homeschool Freebie of the Day: Our friends at Yesterday’s Classics have put together an amazing package of 225 classic living books for your kindle, nook, or other e-reader device at a stunning price for one week only. You can see it here. (BE SURE TO Scroll down the page to see […]

Delayed Formal Math

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Bluedorn, First of all, thank you for speaking at the CHEACT conference in Austin. My wife and I both benefited from all of your talks. We especially enjoyed the Seven Undeniable Truths of Homeschooling and The Practical Trivium. After your talk on Teaching Classical Languages we decided to add Greek to […]

Great Moments in Medicine #4

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Antoine Lavoisier — conducted experiments that showed that respiration was essentially a slow combustion of organic material using inhaled oxygen.

Art With Matching Poetry —The Happy Field

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Ye sons of earth prepare the plough by William Cowper (1731-1800) Ye sons of earth prepare the plough, Break up your fallow ground! The Sower is gone forth to sow, And scatter blessings round. The seed that finds a stony soil Shoots forth a hasty blade; But ill repays the sower’s toil, Soon withered, scorched, […]

Yes, we recommend….

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

…that you read aloud to your children.

Short Stories We Like

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

I want to share with you some of the short stories we have enjoyed over the years. Our three favorite authors of short stories are Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and O Henry, and we particularly enjoy listening to these stories as books-on-tape. Twain’s stories have been recorded by numerous people, some better than […]

More on Editing While Reading Aloud

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

Hello Laurie, In the book Hand That Rocks the Cradle, the book Rascal by Sterling North was a recommendation. When I saw Rascal on audio book at my local library I checked it out. We have listened to the whole thing and really enjoyed the story — it’s a great one for boys. Now, in […]

Let us not be anxious to leave the field of labor until our work is done

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

by James Smith, The Pleading Savior, 1861 I do not pray that you should take them out of the world but that you should keep them from the evil. John 17:15 We may be in the world — and not be injured by it. The world is the field in which we are to labor […]

Psalms Reader

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Dear Harvey and Laurie, I just published my Psalms Reader with CreateSpace. The book contains 90 Psalms from the 1650 Scottish Psalter that I felt were appropriate for little children. I did not include the Imprecatory Psalms. All the polysyllables are divided into syllables. The design of the book is to help students improve reading […]

39th Anniversary

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Photo taken December 14, 1973 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


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