It’s not often anymore that Chey and I take the time to curl up with picture books. At nine, she’s mostly outgrown it and moved on to chapter books, and though once in a while we’ll read one aloud, most of the time, it’s each to their own favorite novels.
We recently read a story together, though, that has me missing those evenings, tucked under a cuddly blanket with a book or five, talking about the books, what we liked, what we didn’t, and what our favorite pictures were. (Side note: we actually viewed an ebook version, . . . → Read More: Bower Books – The Person I Marry
During the spring and early summer of this year, I spent a lot of time considering what our life might now be like if I had left the kids in public school… and how very grateful I am that I was led to homeschooling.
Midsummer came, and with it car troubles, house troubles, financial troubles, grumpy 13-yr-old troubles. I found myself second-guessing things. Finances would be simpler if I put the kids in school. I could work more hours. Afford payments on a car. Not have to wonder how I was going to buy . . . → Read More: Have a H.E.A.R.T. For Your Kids
I admit it. In our house, we generally read for pure entertainment. It would be stretching the truth to claim anything less. It’s pretty difficult to become an avid reader if you don’t actually enjoy reading.
For the real book addicts, though, we’ll try pretty much anything once. My dad is like that. I once caught him reading a category romance that I’d picked up in a 3 for $1 bin – he’d run out of reading material. Reading straight the dictionary or an encyclopedia, same difference: those were normal in the house . . . → Read More: Faith-based fiction: The Chronicles of Peleg
This week has been full of bad news, so I was very pleased to check my email this afternoon and discover that our family has been selected for the 2010-11 Homeschool Crew! Organized by The Old Schoolhouse, members of the crew will be reviewing products during the year.
This is the third voyage for the Homeschool Crew, and this year, the set-up is just a little bit different. Participants will be split into two groups: K-6 and 7-12. With grades 9, 7, 5, and 3 in the house, we’re with the older group.
. . . → Read More: Sailing with the TOS Homeschool Crew