Monthly Archives: November 2009

Our Christmas Traditions

Christmas time is a great time to be homeschooling. You can adjust your schedule to allow for the inevitable extra activities that come with the holiday season. Many homeschoolers take the whole month of December off or put aside the regular curriculum to do a Christmas unit study. I am planing on continuing our regular […]

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Farraday Road and On My Nightstand

Farraday Road is the first book in new Lije Evans mystery series by best-selling author, Ace Collins. Lije Evans is a lawyer in a small town in Arkansas. He becomes involved in the mystery of Farraday Road after a tragedy involving him and his wife. My thoughts: I received a copy of Farraday Road to […]

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Common Sense

Have you ever heard anyone say, “So-and-so is really book smart, but they don’t have any common sense?” I heard that more than once as a child… Said about me. I, of course, was offended and couldn’t believe that anyone could think that about me. And truthfully, I wasn’t lacking common sense to the extreme. […]

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Weekly Wrap Up (11/20/09)

What a week this has been. Certainly far from typical. Monday was my birthday, so we took off school and I went to a day spa. Well, not quite. We had a somewhat typical school day except that during the day I made myself a coconut cake and helped my children finish preparing for their […]

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The Well-Educated Mind

The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had By Susan Wise Bauer I have a small confession to make. One of the reasons I homeschool is pretty selfish. I want to homeschool because it gives me the opportunity to learn so many things that I didn’t learn in my own years […]

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Exploramania

Exploramania is an educational company that is committed to developing products that engage children both mentally and physically. They use a multiple sensory approach to learning. I received a unique product called Gymathics to review. Gymathics is a DVD that combines exercise with learning mathematical concepts. During different portions of the exercise routine, different types […]

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AVKO

AVKO is a non-profit, 501(C)3 membership organization that focuses on the development and production of materials and especially techniques to teach reading and spelling, handwriting (manuscript and cursive), and keyboarding. AVKO is dedicated to the teaching everyone how to read and spell, regardless of their mild to moderate learning disabilities, dyslexia, poverty, or opportunity.   […]

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Wesley Movie

Tomorrow is my birthday. I mention it for a couple of reasons. First, I’m not planning on celebrating any more birthdays after this one. Second, last night I actually got to go out on a date. This is unfortunately not a frequent occurrence in our house. After a nice dinner and a little bit of […]

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I’ve got a plan!

I’ve been feeling kind of blah this year. I’ve tried not to complain here too much for a couple of reasons. First, I strive to not complain in general (though fail miserably) and second, who wants to read a bunch of whiny “I’m depressed” posts. This school year has been tough. We aren’t accomplishing everything […]

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Life of Fred Pre-Algebra

I got a notification that Life of Fred Pre-Algebra is available from Polka Dot Publishing. I just checked the website and he hasn’t even had a chance to add the description. But, it is on the order page. Here’s the description: Life of Fred: Pre-Algebra 1 with Biology Definition of Life, Sets, Fractions, Germination of […]

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