Monthly Archives: April 2011

Evaluating Our Homeschool

In Evaluating Your Homeschool Part 1, I explained several things that I had decided to do to evaluate our homeschool. We have completed our yearly achievement tests, and I am in the process of getting the records up-to-date and assessing our progress in this year’s curricula. In Part 2, I shared the questions I was […]

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Life of John Knox

Who was John Knox? He was a leader (if not THE leader) of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland. That is about the extent of what I knew about him. I also had a sort of vague idea that most of the modern history books aren’t too kind to him. That was before I read the […]

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Easter Pictures

We had a nice day yesterday. After worship at church in the morning, we went to my in-laws home for a nice meal and an Easter egg hunt. My husband’s oldest sister and family were there too. Here are a couple of sort of decent pictures of us. It’s a rare picture with middle son […]

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Appomattox Courthouse

This week my husband had 3 days off. So yesterday we decided to take a little day trip. Our destination… Appomattox Courthouse Hopefully you know that Appomattox Courthouse is the site of the end of the Civil War. But you might not know that the surrender wasn’t signed at the courthouse in Appomattox. It was […]

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Recycling Crayons

I admit it. I take after my grandmother. I have a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde complex. I hate clutter, but I hate to throw useful things away. Even if I know I won’t need them. Take broken crayons, for example. I’m not so mean that I make my kids use the crayons down […]

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Starting a Micro Business by Carol Topp

(Cincinnati, OH) With unemployment rates high, the teen population is finding it harder and harder to find work. Adults are competing for the same minimum wage jobs. But there’s an alternative—starting a micro business. What is a micro business? It is a very small, one-person business that you can start easily and quickly with what […]

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Daily Word Problems

I have a confession to make. I’m a math geek. Math was always my favorite subject. I was excited for my son to get to Algebra so I could help him with it. My favorites are word problems. Yes, I love those problems about paddling canoes upstream, 2 trains leaving Boston, or 2 people painting […]

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Evaluating Your Homeschool Part 2

I’m so glad I have a few of you interested in how I’m evaluating our homeschool! Here are the questions I’m going to give my children: 1.       What is your favorite thing about homeschooling? 2.       What is your least favorite thing about your homeschooling experience? 3.       What is your favorite subject? Why? 4.       What is […]

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Evaluating Your Homeschool

It must be something about the season. It’s spring here. The trees are getting green, the azaleas are just about ready to bloom. Everything is fresh and new. I love it! It gets me in the planning and organizing mood. It’s not just the house I want to organize. I’m so ready to start planning […]

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Homeschooling and Housework

That’s the topic for this week’s Blog Cruise. Sometimes I feel like that title sums up my life. Sigh. On other days I rejoice that homeschooling and housework are what sums up my life. My attitude aside, those are 2 of my biggest roles. And I want to do them both well. It is my […]

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