Monthly Archives: May 2011

The past is not relevant, or so the school says

Here’s a scary story I just read on a discussion forum: This past weekend we went to visit the Betsy-Tacy historical sites. During our visit another mother mentioned their public school system had “purged” the libraries of books which were … Continue reading

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Pardon me, I believe I was in your way again

Today I read this words of Charlotte Mason from the Introduction to Vol. 6: A child requires knowledge as much as he requires food. He is furnished with the desire for Knowledge, i.e., Curiosity; with the power to apprehend Knowledge, … Continue reading

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Connecting with “weeds”

I wanted to be a part of the Nature Connections May edition, so I dug up these videos James made when we were doing a study of dandelions earlier in the month. He was to make pictures at different times … Continue reading

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We have finished our school year and have been away from home. Just wanted anyone who pops in here to know I haven’t given up the ship. I’m thinking of a wrap-up post of our school year. And I’ve still … Continue reading

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What do we keep on fighting for?

James and I listened to the music of Frederic Chopin this term. We also spent these 12 weeks reading Opal Wheeler’s Frederic Chopin, Son of Poland. Through this book and reading a few other articles, we learned that Chopin loved … Continue reading

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Nonsensical worship and devotion

Now it happened, after that Amaziah had come from the slaughter of the Edomites, that he brought the gods of the children of Seir, and set them up to be his gods, and bowed down himself before them, and burned … Continue reading

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Celebrating Eight Wonderful Years

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The company he keeps

Copying this from the comments in the previous post. Just an example of the sweet surprises I get from time to time. Last night we went to see the “African Cats” movie. It followed a year in the life of … Continue reading

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