Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Heart of OH

Recently, we received the following question: Hi!  A friend of mine emailed me the link to OH a couple days ago and I am definitely intrigued.    First, my situation….we have 5 kids, ages 11, 10, 8, 7 and 5.  This year I switched from the curriculum I’ve been using for the past 4 years.  The  Read more »

Happy “Leap Day”!

OK, so it’s not really a holiday, but it is a fun day to remember . . . and happy birthday to my niece who only gets to celebrate her birthday every four years!

Apologies for being MIA . . .

I am so sorry I have not been able to post this week as much I like. Our two little ones are (still) struggling with what we believe is RSV. We have been doing eight breathing treatments a day, and up every two hours or so every night for the last week. Praise the Lord, they  Read more »

Let’s Talk About Mom’s Listening/Reading Assignments . . . Teaching Reading

Oooh, I just listened to CD 7 of Victoria Botkin’s She Shall Be Called Woman. If that doesn’t motivate you in your homeschooling . . . Wow! I like that she not only talks about what to do and why, she recommends actual materials. I am aware of the Alphaphonics book and recommend it. Personally,  Read more »

Lizzy’s Valentine Dessert

As promised, here’s a picture of the dessert Lizzy (14) created on Valentine’s Day for our family. If you’re interested, it is based on this recipe. This is not a “good-for-you” recipe, but boy did it taste good!

Migrating Robins

This week, my daughter captured pictures of migrating robins. She says there were almost 100 before she opened the window to photograph them! North, here they come! (Click on the picture for a larger view.)

Compare and Contrast Knights

It is inevitable that you will compare and contrast The Reluctant Dragon and Saint George and the Dragon. How can the same basic story produce such different reactions? Talk about the similarities and differences. My children enjoyed greatly our reading of The Reluctant Dragon. It just so happened that at the part where the dragon is abdicating responsibility my  Read more »

Overzealous Memorization

OK, I admit it, I went waaayyy overboard on the memorization passage! I’m sorry! I wanted to make sure I provided the context for the passage, but I don’t think we’ll be able to complete all I suggested this month. My two choices? Limit the the passage or continue the memorization into next month. Because  Read more »

Valentine’s Reminder . . .

In his blog, RC gives us all (not just the fellows) a good reminder for today.

A Poem About Love

If you want to have a conversation about what real love is, read in Favorite Poems Old and New the poem titled “The Glove and the Lions” on pages 516-17. Discuss the difference between vanity and love.