Thursday, January 20, 2011

Worth it all

I heard this last night at church and I cried. This is what keeps me going.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Scrabble Switch-up

The review of Scrabble Switch-up on Amazon is not that wonderful. We only played the real game one time so far and it went fine.
The actual game is not why we love Scrabble, we love Scrabble for a different reason. The board on switch up is a travel board,which is wonderful for children. It can get knocked around by elbows and feet and the letters don't move. We play everybody can see all the letters and if you find a good word you can play it. This is wonderful to help Peace learn how to spell. No tests. No score. Just fun!
I hated spelling test. I remember everyone else had a gold star on the chart and I didn't. That cemented in my head that I was a bad speller. It made all my love of words go right out the window. I want my children to see words as interesting not a reason to cry every week. Of course it will be many more years before I see if this plan pays off but I am confident that it will.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fun Thing I Learned Today

God laughs!! You think of God blessing and cursing but I never imagined God laughing.

Psalm 2:4a The One enthroned in heaven laughs

You should read the whole chapter to understand what he laughing at but that verse really stood out to me this morning.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Spelling is hard

I highly recommend ...

The Well-Adjusted Child by Rachel Gathercole. Her website is here .

If you homeschool already the book just affirms what you already know. If you don't homeschool The Well-Adjusted Child will help quell your fears about your children's social life, if you choose this path.

I the spirit of accountability I will admit that my children do not talk freely with adults as many homeschool children do. I think they picked up my shyness around strangers. I think I just thought of something else for my 29 things.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year New Age

Having a birthday so close to Christmas has always sucked. Having a birthday so near the New Year has always been awesome. I only have to reflect and change once a year instead of twice. This year I am making a list of the 29 things I wish to do or change in 2011. I only have about 11 so far but I hope to finish soon and get it posted. Some of the things are big like go to California some are small like exercise. I am hoping that 2011 gets me off the east coast and out of my selfishness.

A few years ago my friend said "Once you go off the main stream in one thing other things come easier." May your year be filled with life changing actions and thoughts.