Tuesday, November 23, 2004

After many tries on my old blog, I started a new

I couldn't get my old blog poster to come up, and it doesn't look like there is a place to ask why. So, I am starting a new blog. Sigh.

I am now on Day 57 of homeschoo. We just finished studying the American Revolution! It has been great reading such great books of historical fiction like Johnny Tremain and Tolliver's Secret. We have also read great books that told us more detail about the lives of Paul Revere and King George III. I have a better handle on all of these characters in history. Tonight, we will finish up JT and watch the Disney movie from 1957 as a family treat on Wednesday night.

Math is going fabulously since I realized we needed to do it in the morning instead of afternoon. My life has changed in that I don't usually have to help the kids with Spelling in the afternoon. So, I am done by the morning.

December will be a more low-key month as we take a history break and read history from Scripture about the birth of Jesus. We are also going to read Skipping Christmas by John Grisham since it is a funny book. We will catch up on our Physics experiments and readings and do a bit of Art and Music appreciation and application. I might even buy a BrainPop subscription for the kids for Christmas!

In my own self-education, I have read Crime and Punishment, Return of the Native, and am reading The Portrait of a Lady. I will discuss C&P and ROTN with Nikki on Sunday. I put off those questions and regret it!


Tuesday Ten Minute Freewrite

I am going to go great guns for 10 minutes on this freewrite. I am meeting with a person (not sure if she wants direction - she just wanted ...