Tag Archive | school

Censoring Books

Censoring Books

Every so often a news article or something will pop up about a “banned” book and there will be a huge controversy surrounding those who want the book boycotted and those who think it should be embraced. Sometimes it’s a classic, like Huckleberry Finn, and one side wants to ban it because of its cultural […]

A New School Year

So, this past week has been pretty crazy around here as we were preparing for the new school year, which starts today. If you didn’t know, we homeschool our 3 kids. I have 2 girls, who are going into 3rd grade, and a pre-k boy. On a whim last Sunday, I decided we needed to […]

Pulling Teeth

Pulling Teeth

My eight-year-old has been ready for this school year to end since about September. He’s really smart and isn’t having trouble with the work, he just hates it. He hates sitting there all day, and he REALLY hates homework. Every day, homework is a battle. I’ve tried so many different things to try to motivate […]

Reading List

Reading List

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a bit of a procrastinator. So, as school is starting in two weeks, I decided I should go ahead and get my kids started on their summer reading lists that they were supposed to do over the summer. The problem I have found (in years past and as well this […]

The Savage Sevenths

This month I was going to pen something about writing but, to be honest, I’m all inked-out when it comes to the subject. Currently I’m in my comfort zone, doing what I enjoy most, which is shameless, ears-pinned-back, plain old novel-scribbling. So what to blog about? How about something that couldn’t possibly have anything to […]

My House, My Beliefs

This article was shared with my homeschool group this morning: The Third Wave of Homeschool Persecution Essentially, the author is saying that we homeschoolers have already been accused of poor education practices and poor socialization of our children. Both of those have been refuted, over and over, and pretty well proven wrong. Homeschoolers are scoring […]

School Daze

This week marks a dramatic change in my family, the beginning of something I never thought I’d do. I am sending my kids to school. That may sound strange—don’t all kids go to school?—but I’m a pretty firm advocate of homeschooling, so this is a big deal. I was homeschooled throughout my entire education, as were my […]

Busy much?

Busy much?

Wow.  March and April have been two of the most completely busy months for me so far in graduate school.  I have several topics I’d like to blog on, but I just don’t have the time.  Equally frustrating, is the overwhelming desire to procrastinate that seems to have settled on the entire student body here.  […]