Thursday, October 30, 2008

Peace for Your Heart

God often uses my husband to bring His peace to my heart. Richard puts out a podcast called "Notes From the Way" that blesses me. I hope this one blesses you, too.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Nim's Island--A Review

Title and Review by Samuel, age 6 1/2

First, we knew the Buccaneers were coming to invade the island. They were coming back in two days. When they came back, Nim threw rocks down from the volcano, and then she accidentally got the biggest rock inside of it. It made ashes rush up into the air! Then the buccaneers were grabbing and pushing stuff. They were pushing everyone to the boats.

So, I thought it was a good movie! I think it would be appropriate for big kids because little kids might get scared.

But my favorite part was when the daddy came back.

More reporting soon!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Q: How does a homeschooler change a light bulb?

A: First, mom checks three books on electricity out of the library, then the kids make models of light bulbs, read a biography of Thomas Edison and do a skit based on his life. Next, everyone studies the history of lighting methods, wrapping up with dipping their own candles. Next, everyone takes a trip to the store where they compare types of light bulbs as well as prices and figure out how much change they'll get if they buy two bulbs for $1.99 and pay with a five dollar bill. On the way home, a discussion develops over the history of money and also Abraham Lincoln, as his picture is on the five dollar bill. Finally, after building a homemade ladder out of branches dragged from the woods, the light bulb is installed. And there is light.

~Author Unknown