A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by One after one; the sound of rain, and bees Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas, Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky – I’ve thought of all by … Continue reading Elusive Sleep
I always find it interesting to see how the Daughter is utterly unencumbered by the difficulties and discouragements that sometimes give me pause. Case in point, roll-out cookies. I have known really good cooks whose holiday baking produced stunningly beautiful … Continue reading The Autumn Leaves of Gingerbread
April 13th was the 99th anniversary of the sinking of the unsinkable. The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA offered a homeschool day in observance, with extremely well done exhibits, activities and presentations. We registered in advance, so when we got there, getting started with the activities was a breeze. Each child was given a “boarding pass” of a real passenger who had been on board the Titanic and was instructed to check the registry to see if they survived. Odds were much better for women and children! This was a point driven home over and over again throughout the exhibit. We were also … Continue reading The Titanic sinks in…
I had to chuckle when I saw this fun blog post by one of my favorite home school bloggers, Heather, over at Blog, She Wrote: More Game Storage. I can really relate to her need for added storage! Mr. Garner loves games. … Continue reading We’re Game!
A recurring bit of advice for new homeschool moms is to look into homeschool support and co-ops. In addition to giving parents a break, a homeschool co-op enables children to experience different teaching styles, make friends, and learn something that perhaps mom can’t or doesn’t want to teach. We are fortunate to have the Homeschool Plus Co-op in Norfolk. The class schedule at Homeschool Plus is deep and wide, offering academic as well as visual and performing arts for elementary through high school ages. Knowing that I wanted to cover the academics for at least a year to get a better grasp on Grace’s strengths … Continue reading Homeschool Plus Open House
One of the bright spots of our homeschooling week has been “Going to India with Chris” with the Sonlight “Passport to India” program. A wonderfully engaging young pastor named Chris from Washington DC is visiting India for the first time, with a small crew, and is sending back photos, videos and statistics. Startling statistics. India has been on my heart ever since the United Methodist Women did a geographic study of India and Pakistan. The study was somewhat focused on the religions of India, the unfairness of British rule and the disaster of partition. But along the way we also … Continue reading Passport to India!