Archive for April, 2017

 

Nearing the end of another homeschool year

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As summer approaches I am reflecting on this past school year.   I realize as I’ve been homeschooling longer and longer that I no longer stress out  when we don’t manage to do everything I planned or even worry if it hasn’t gone the way I’ve imagined it should have.  I remember the early years when I […]

Grammar Corner: Pronouns

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What is a pronoun? A pronoun is a word that takes the place of a noun.  An example would be to use the word “it” to replace the noun “ball.” Subject pronouns are able to replace the noun that is a subject of a sentence. Ex.    The ball rolled into the street.    Replaced […]

Grammar Corner: Nouns

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What is a noun? The common answer is normally “A person, place, thing or idea.”  I categorize animals as a thing but some people will add that to definition of a noun. Nouns  can be common like “girl”  or proper like “Mary”. They can be items you can touch like a table or ideas like […]

Good quick lunch

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I had an inspiration for lunch. Everything from Aldis so it was relatively inexpensive but it was good. With just buns, ham lunch meat, hot and spicy chips, and barbecue sauce. In a skillet mix together enough ham for sandwiches and enough barbecue sauce to cover until heated. Put barbecue covered ham on a bun […]

Redemption Through Exile

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Redemption Through Exile We were slaves to Egypt. We were slaves to the Pharaoh. Why would I even admit such a thing? Why proclaim we began as a lowly people who served and were beaten down by those more powerful than ourselves? Why you may ask? Because it is our story. It is the story […]

Iliad & Odyssey Complete Set: Product review

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Memoria Press provides products for a classical Christian education.  When I was growing up the Iliad and the Odyssey were epic poems that we studied in high school world literature class.  They are what I consider some of the foundational pieces of Western literature and one of the many reasons I had my oldest read […]

Summer time

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As summer approaches, I always have big plans to do a lot outside with my kids.  One thing I have always regretted as my kids are growing up is with my first we did that a lot  Once my second kid came along… not so much. One thing I challenge folks to do is take […]