Saturday, November 27, 2010

Book Review

I struggle to know what to say about this wasn't a bad book by any means.  It was even a pleasant read. I just found that the author would appear to get on a roll with a thought, and then it would drop off into a fluffy,"no need to get personal as your views may not be mine", finish. As a "pick it up and read for a minute" devotional type book it is fine.  It gives you a good place to get started on organizing your life, spiritual and personal. And for me it did leave me with the desire to sort through my own personal decisions regarding each topic.  But for someone looking for "the perfect answer instantly in a book" this isn't it. It has become a coffee table book here.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Homeschool Resources

Finances are tighter, but the schooling must continue on without a break.  I have made a few changes to our curriculum to accommodate our budget and to keep the kids progressing in their grade level.

Two free resources I have recently discovered are:

1.  A  free Homeschool Tracker, which generates lesson plans, report cards, accumulative grading and resource lists. It downloads right to your computer and has an inexpensive upgrade that would benefit high school level students and parents. 

2. The National Gallery of Canada CyberMuse, with artist related materials for ALL ages.  A great way for those of us "in the boonies" to see and appreciate art, past and present in a fun way. At our local Homeschool group we have had a wonderful experience this semester learning about art and making our own interpretations of artists such as Picasso and Amedeo Modigliani

Hope these links are helpful!

Monday, November 1, 2010


DS: Do you know what SuperMan does?

Me: Leaps over tall Buildings?

DS: Nope.....Cleans His Room!

(From the mouths of babes folks!)