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Home school family camp in Ekalaka Montana.
Looks like it was a bit to early to get up :)
Keep following the tracks son :)
Younger sister is not a hunter, but she sure loves to fish.
Summer or winter Montana has something to keep you busy every season.
They sure love their mountain retreat week long camp.
The cliff jumping can make a mom's heart skip a beat though.
Looks like mine just got a taste of the icy water; yes even in june it is aound 40 degrees......
Getting some extra practice time; the range is a boy's; young and old; playground.
Phone in Church
A man in Topeka , Kansas decided to write a book about churches around the country.He started by flying to San Francisco and started working east from there.
Going to a very large church, he began taking photographs and making notes. He spotted a golden telephone on the
vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign, which read "Calls: $10,000 a minute." Seeking out the pastor he
asked about the phone and the sign. The pastor answered that this golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to heaven and if he pays the price he can talk directly to
God. The man thanked the pastor and continued on his way. As he continued to visit churches in Seattle, Dallas, St.Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee , and
around the United States , he found more phones, with the same sign, and the same answer from each pastor. Finally, he arrived in Montana, upon entering a church, --- behold --- he saw the usual golden telephone.
But THIS time, the sign read
"Calls: 35 cents." Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor, "Reverend,I have been in cities all across the country and in each church I have found this golden telephone and have been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to God, but in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your sign reads only 35 cents a call.. Why?"
The pastor, smiling, replied, "Son, you're in Montana now......You're in God's Country, It's a local call."
Web sites for Montana home school information:
Montana home school requirements
OUR HOMESCHOOL or CLASS MOTTO.
Truth is eternal
Knowledge is changeable
To confuse them would be a disaster. (unknown).
A REMINDER TO ALL HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES INCLUDING MYSELF:
There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long
"I feel that this is right for me"
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What is right for you, just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
A WORD TOTHOSE WHO WILL TRY TO TELL YOU OTHERWISE:
Selfishness is not living as one whishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. (Oscar Wilde).
EDUCATION IS NOT SOMETHING WHICH THE TEACHER DOES.....IT IS A NATURAL PROCESS WHICH DEVELOPS SPONTANEOUSLY IN THE HUMAN BEING.
To watch an inspirational little video called Animal School go to;
Just copy and paste.
A few words "quotes" we wanted to remember when we chose the materials to teach our children...
THE ROAD TO WISDOM??
Well, it's plain and simple to express; Err and err and err again, but less and less and less -- Piet Hein--
** Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. -- Martin Fisher --
**Nine tenths of education is encouragement --Anatole France--
**The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but to be yourself all the time..
Merely to stuff the child with information, making him pass examinations, is the most unintelligent form of education -- Jiddu Krishnamurti--
**Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone.
The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non- essentials. -- Lin Yutang --
**It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education, than to have education without common sense.-- Robert Green Ingersoll --
**I hear and I forget... I see and I remember...I do and I understand... --Confucius--
**The man who does not read good books, has no advantage over the man who cannot read them -- Mark Twain--
**“Do not train a child to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each.”
OUR CURRICULUM CORNER:
2012-2013 (Math, Science and Logic- "The Tools of Thinking"
and " Aristotle and an Aardvark go to Washington", understanding political doublespeak through philosophy and jokes.
We are entering their last year, son (18) and daughter (16 almost 17).
They will dually enroll the fall of 2013 depending on work and sports, and graduate May of 2014.
Keep in mind that these are THEIR choices, starting August 1, 2012 until graduation may 2014.
Teaching Textbooks Algebra (I and II)
Correction they changed back up to Saxon, Teaching Textbooks was not sufficient and they found it lacking in the area of teaching complete work outs, it showed in college entrance exams to be true for them.
Language Arts;, Wordly Wise 3000 (book 11 and 12) and Applications in Grammar (book 4 and 5)
Excellence in Literature (EIL) and Elegant Essay Writing (IEW)
They choose the following books to read and analyze:
The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Caroll)
To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
The Invisible Man (H.G. Wells)
Till We Have Faces (C.S. Lewis)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley)
Lord of the Flies (William Golding)
Fahrenheit 451 (Ray Bradbury)
King Solomon's Mines (H. Rider Haggard)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Gulliver's Travels (Johnathan Swift)
Utopia (Sir Thomas More)
Books additional for history and political science:
On The Duty of Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau
Breach of Trust; How Washington Turns Outsiders into Insiders by Se. Tom A.Coburn M.D
No More Lies, The Myth and the Reality of American History
by Dick Gregory.
The Shadow That Scares Me by Dick Gregory.
1984 George Orwell
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
None dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen
None Dare Call It Treason by John A Stormer
Two more books, and they also fall in the area of economics:
Catastrophe by Dick Morris
A Nation of Moochers by Charles J. Sykes
These books can be very controversial and are in much need of parental guidance and debate, but they surely open up the thinking tank (brain) they are definitively not traditional school or text book material :)
Logic and Rhetoric.
Thinking Like A Christian.
Covering the following in 12 chapters:
Thinking about Worldviews, Theology, Philosophy, Biology, Psychology, Ethics, Sociology, Law, Politics, Economics, History and Worldviews in Conflict.
Appendix A and B: cover/review Four Western Worldview models, and God's Creative and Redemptive Orders.
Apologia, Marine Biology (Michelle only)
Family Bible study; we'll go through Psalms and Proverbs one more time using Vision Forum
Dave Ramsey personal finance course
History, current events and politics
1950 and up (election year) and plenty of current events (not main stream garbage)
Varsity soccer, our daughter has decided to drop volley ball for this year.
OUR BOOKLIST PAST, PRESENT, AND SOME IN THE FUTURE.
(A work in progress and in need of additions :)
Favorite books of our children growing up......
I Love You Forever, -- Robert Munch
Butterfly Kisses -- Bob and Brooke Carlisle
A child's Garden verses -- a Little Golden Book
Where The Wild Things Are -- Maurice Sendak
Dr. Seus and more Dr. Seus
I Love You Forever
A Child's Garden verses
A book of Kisses -- Dave Ross
I Love You So Much -- Carl Norac
Green Wilma -- Tedd Arnold
Green Eggs and Ham -- Dr. Seus
I Love You Forever
Where The Wild Things Are
Godzilla and Mothra -- until the book fell apart
Books by Robert McCloskey especially Homer Price
The Kingdom series by Chuck Black
I Love You Forever
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
A Child's garden Verses
Where the Wild Things Are
Dr. Seus and more Dr. Seus
A list of favorite Authors -- the list would be endless if we listed all our favorites so we'll list the authors only :=)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Rudyard Kipling (Captains Courageous - The Jungle Book)
Edgar Allan Poe ( not mine but our daughters)
C.S. Lewis ( just about everything he wrote)
Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451)
Sir Walter Scott (Ivanhoe)
Arthur Conan Doyle (The Lost World)
Jack London (White Fang)
lois Lowry (The Giver)
Zilpha Keatley Snyder (most books are out of print)
C.M. Boston (The children of Green Knowe)
Madeleine L'Engle (A Wrinkle in Time, and many more)
J.R.R. Tolkien (just about everything he wrote)
Chuck Black (The Kingdom Series)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Dover coloring books for many subjects.
DK and Readers Digest books.
Younger years --
Berenstein Bears Books
Trail Blazer books
Magic Tree House
Time Warp Trio
Great Illustrated Classics
Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Books
Pippi Longstocking -- Astrid Lindgren
David A. Adlers Picture Book Biography Series
On the "we would recommend" list are and this is a long one:
A Child's History of the World -- V.M. Hillyer
Augustus Ceasar's World
The World of Columbus and Sons
George Washington's World
Abraham Lincoln's World -- all by Genevieve Foster
Usborne Book of World History
Stories of the Pilgrims -- Christian Liberty Press
A Child's Story of America-- Christian Liberty Press
Exploring American History -- Christian Liberty Press
The Story of Inventions -- Christian Liberty Press
Old World and New World History -- Abeka
Usborne First Encyclopedia of History (Internet Linked)
Usborne Peoples of the World (Internet Linked)
Usbore History of the Twentieth Century
Usborne Intro to the First World War (Internet Linked)
Usborne True Stories of the First World War
Usborne Intro to the Second World War (Internet Linked)
Usborne True Stories of the Second World War
Land of fair Play (civics) -- Christian Liberty Press
The Story of The Constitution -- Christian Liberty Press
The Pyramids -- Kaleidoscope Books - Williamson Publishing
The Golden Goblet -- Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Mara Daughter of the Nile -- Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Egypt's The land of Gold -- Gillian Bradshaw
Queen Cleopatra -- Iris Noble
The Hittite warrior -- Joanne Williamson (Bethlehem books)
Myths and Folk Tales Around the World --Robert R. Potter
Ancient Greece --Kaleidoscope books - Williamson Publishing
D'Aulaire' Book Of Greek Myths
Usborne Guide to Greek Myths and Ledgends
The Dolphin Rider and other Greek Myths -- Bernard Evslin
The Golden Day's of Greece -- Olivia Coolidge
The Trojan War -- Olivia Coolidge
Usborne Tales of the Trojan War
Farewell to Troy -- Dorothy Johnson
The Iliad of Homer -- Alfred Church
The Odyssey of Homer -- Alfred Church
The Iliad and The odyssey -- unabridged
Antigone by Sophocles
The Aeneid by Virgil
The Divine comedy by Dante Alighieri
Pandora's Box -- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tales of the Greek Heroes -- Roger Lancelyn Green
The Greek Gods -- Evslin & Hoopes
Gods, Demigods & Demons an Encyclopedia of Greek Mythology -- Bernard Evslin
Pompeii Burried Alive
Ancient Rome -- Kaleidoscope books - Williamson Publishing
Mystery of The Roman Ransom -- Henry Winterfeld
The Eagle of The Ninth -- Rosemary Sutcliff
The Ides of April -- Mary Ray
The Bronze Bow -- Elizabeth George Speare
The Roman Mysteries -- Caroline Lawrence (series)
Usborne Romans (Internet Linked)
Archimedes and the Door of Science -- Jeanne Bendick
Gandi Fighter Without a Sword -- Jeanette Eaton
The Adventures of Rama (Hindu Mythology) -- Josheph Gaer
Ancient China; to The Great Wall and Beyond -- Judy Wilcox
Usborne Intro to Asia (Internet Linked)
These Are My People -- Mildred T. Howard
GenghisKahn -- Enid A. Goldberg & Norman Itzkowitz
The Beduins' Gazelle -- Frances Temple
Kings, Gods, & Spirits African Mythology -- World Mythology series
Life in Ancient Africa -- Crab Tree books
Listening for Lions -- Gloria Whelan
Knights and Castles -- Kaleidoscope books - Williamson Publishing
Usborne Medieval World (Internet Linked)
Usborne Library of Fear, Fantasy and Adventure --
Tales of King Arthur
Knights of the Round Table -- adapted by Gwen Gross
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table -- Roger Lancelyn Green
The Adventures of Robin Hood -- Roger Lancelyn Green
No Fear Shakespeare Series (all play's)
The Shakespeare Stealer -- Gary Blackwood
Tales from Shakespeare -- Charles and Mary Lamb
Usborne The World of Shakespeare (Internet Linked)
Usborne Stories from Shakespeare
Mary Queen of Scots -- Emily Hahn
Mary Bloody Mary --
Beware Princess Elizabeth --
Doomed Queen Anne -- all three by Carolyn Meyer
Adam of the Road -- Elizabeth Janet Gray
Great and Terrible Quest -- Margaret Lovett
The Door in the Wall -- Marguerite De Angeli
Otto of the Silver Hand -- Howard Pyle
Martin Luther Hero of the Faith -- Frederick Nohl
In Freedom's Cause -- G.A. Henty
Master Cornhill -- Eloise Jarvis McGraw
I, Juan de Pareja -- Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Lenoardo da Vinci -- Elimy Hahn
The Second Mrs. Giaconda -- E.L. Konigsburg
In Search of Honor -- Donna Lynn Hess
Marie-Antoinette -- Bernardine Kielty
Red Hugh Prince of Donegal -- Robert T Reilly (Bethlehem books)
Patrick of Ireland -- Wilma Pitchford Hays
Legends of the North -- Olivia Coolidge
The Vikings -- Elizabeth Janeway
Beowulf (retold) -- Rosemary Sutcliff and translated by John McNamarra
By His Own Might, The Battles of Beowulf -- Dorothy Hosford
Life of the Ancients - Vikings -- Crab Tree Books
Amos Fortune -- Elizabeth Yates
The Slave Dancer -- Paula Fox
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch -- Jean Lee Latham
Roll of Thunder Hear Me Cry -- Mildred D. Taylor
Let The Circle Be Unbroken -- Mildred D. Taylor
Uncle Tom's Cabin -- Harriet Beecher Stowe
Shades of Gray -- Carolyn Reeder
Sarny; A Life Remembered -- Gary Paulsen
Johnny Tremain -- Esther Forbes
Iron Scouts o the Confederacy -- Lee McGiffin (CHristian Liberty Press)
The Red Badge of Courage -- Stephen Crane
Across Five Aprils -- Irene Hunt
An Acquaintance With darkness -- Ann Rinaldi
Cast of Two Shadows -- Ann Rinaldi
Sarah Bishop -- Scott O'Dell
I Have Just Begun To Fight; the story of John Paul Jones -- Edward Ellsberg
Rebecca's War -- Ann Finlayson
Mr. Revere and I -- Robert Lawson
On Indian Trail with Daniel Boone -- Enid LaMonte Meadowcroft
The French Explorers in America -- Walter Buehr
Rogers' Rangers and the French Indian War -- Bradford Smith
Remember the Alamo -- Robert Penn Warren
Squanto A Warriors Tale
The Matchlock Gun -- Walter D. Edmonds
War of 1812 -- Richard B. Morris
Ben and Me -- Robert Lawson
Tall Tails Cross Country with Lewis and Clark -- Dona Smith
The Adventures of Lewis and Clark -- John Bakeless
Sacajawea Guide to Lewis and Clark -- Della Rowland
Caddie Woodlawn -- Carol Ryrie Brink
Summer Magic -- Ruth Chew
Captive Treasure -- Milly Howard
Indian Captive -- lois Lenski
Moccasin Trail -- Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Native American Tales and Legends -- Allen A. Macfarlan (unabridged)
The Sign of the Beaver -- Elizabeth George Speare
The Cabin Faced West -- Jean Fritz
The Ballad of Lucy Whipple -- Karen Cushman
Children of the Covered wagon -- Mary jane Carr (Christian Liberty Press)
Sarah Plain and Tall
Caleb's Story -- all 3 by Patricia MacLachlan
The Courage of Sarah Noble
The Gold Rush -- Bobbie Kalman (Crab Tree Book)
A Fathers Promise -- Donna Lynn Hess (Bethlehem Books) - WWII
Rufus M. -- Elenor Estes - WWI
Anne Frank, the dairy of a young girl - WWII
Escape from Warsaw -- Ian Serraillier - WWII
The Endless Steppe -- Ester Hautzig - WWII
Night -- Elie Wiesel - WWII
Fallen Angels -- Walter Dean Myers - Vietnam
A Boys War -- David Michell - WWII Japenese Concentration Camp
Snow Treasure -- Marie McSwigan - WWII
The Borrowed House -- Hilda van Stockum (Bethlehem Books) - WWII
The Winged Watchman -- Hilda van Stockum (Behlehem Books) - WWII
Number the Stars -- Lois Lowry - WWII
Enemy Brothers -- Constance Savery (Bethlehem Books) -- WWII
North to Freedom -- Anne Holm
God's Smuggler -- Brother Andrew
The Bomb -- Theodore Taylor - WWII Japan
Christian Liberty Nature Readers book 1 through 5 (Christian Liberty Press)
The Aryan Origin of the Alphabet -- L.A. Waddell
An Intelligent Person's Guide To Classics -- Peter Jones
Studying Christian Literature -- Christian Liberty Press
Figures of Speech -- Arthur Quinn
NTC's Classical Dictionary The Origin of the Names of Characters n Classical Mythology and Literature -- Adrian Room
Created for Work -- Bob Schultz
Boyhood and Beyond -- Bob Schultz
Raising a Modern Day Knight -- Robert Lewis
So What's The Difference; A look at 20 Worldviews, Faiths and Religions and How They Compare To Christianity -- Fritz Ridenour
A Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley
None Dare Call it Treason by John A. Stormer
None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen
1984 -- George Orwell
The Scarlet Letter -- Nathaniel Hawthorne
Th House of the Seven Gables -- Nathaniel Hawthorne
A Break With Charity; A Story about the Salem Witch Trials -- Ann Rinaldi
Ben Hur -- Lew Wallace
Masada -- Ernest K Gann -- (previously published as The Antagonists)
The Pilgrim's Progress -- John Bunyan
Grace Abounding to the Chiefest of Sinners by John Bunyan
The Crucible -- Arthur Miller
The Last of the Mohicans -- James Fenimore Cooper
The Count of Monte Cristo -- Alexandre Dumas
The City of Ember Book 1-- Jeanne DuPrau
The People of Sparks Book 2-- Jeanne DuPrau
The diamond of Dark hold Book 4 -- Jeanne DuPrau
We read but did not buy the 3th book (it's so so)
The Samurai's Tale -- Erik Christian Haugaard
The Boy and the Samurai -- Erik Christian Haugaard
The Revenge of the Forty Seven Samurai -- Erik Christian Haugaard
A Jar Of Dreams -- Yoshiko Uchida ( the great depression)
Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes -- Eleanor Coerr
Hachiko Waits -- Leslea Newman
My Side of the Mountain -- Jean Graighead George
On the Far Side of the Mountain -- Jean Graighead GeorgeFrightful's Mountain -- Jean Graighead George
The Tiger rising -- Kate DiCamillo
The Barcode Tattoo -- Suzanne Weyn
The Barcode rebellion -- Suzanne Weyn
Peter and the Star Catchers -- Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Peter and the Shadow Thieves -- Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Inkheart -- Cornelia Funke
Inkspell -- Cornelia Funke
Inkdeath -- Cornelia Funke
Dragon Rider -- Cornelia Funke
The Thief Lord -- Cornelia Funke
Charlotte's web -- E.B. White
Stuart Little -- E.B. White
The Trumpet of the Swan -- E.B. White (our favorite of the 3)
The Whipping Boy -- Sid Fleischman
Where the Red Ferns Grow -- Wilson Rawls
Bridge to Terabithia -- Katerine Paterson
The Good Dog -- AVI
Old Yeller -- Fred Gibson
A Corner of the Universe -- Ann M. Martin
It's a Jungle Out There, book 1 of the Rani Adventures -- Ron Snell
Miracles on Maple Hill -- Virginia Sorensen
Holes -- Louis Sachar
Walk Two Moons -- Saron Creech
Tree Castle Island -- Jean Graighead George
The Little White Horse -- Elizabeth Goudge
Sand Dollar Summer -- Kimberly K. Jones
Chinese Cinderella, Secret Dragon Society -- Adeline Yen Mah
Touching Spirit Bear -- Ben Mikaelsen
Rascal -- Sterling North
Calico captive -- Elizabeth George Speare
The Witch of Blackbird Pond -- Elizabeth George Speare
Little Lord Fauntleroy -- Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Wanderer -- Sharon Creech
Hope Was Here -- Joan Bauer
Code Orange -- Caroline B. Cooney (?)
A Dog Named Kitty -- Bill Wallace
Shadow of a Bull -- Maia Wojciechowska
The Egyptian Box -- Jane Louise Curry
Trapped in Ice -- Martin w. Sandler
The Story of Helen Keller -- Lorena A . Hickok
Lord of the Flies -- William Golding
Scareface -- Andre Norton
Twenty-One Balloons -- william Penne Dubois
Fiddler on the Roof -- Joseph Stein
Darwin's Black Box -- Michael J. Behe
The Original Illustrated Sherlock Holmes -- by Arthur Conan Doyle
Frankenstein -- by Mary Shelley
Dracula -- by Bram Stoker
Gulliver's Travels -- by Jonathan Swift
King Solomon's Mines -- by H. Rider Haggard
Alice's Adventures In Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass -- by Lewis Carroll
Moby Dick -- by Herman Melville
Madeleine L'Engle (Author with the following books)
A Wrinkle in Time
A Swiftly Tilting Planet
A Wind in the Door
An Acceptable Time
The Arm of the Starfish
A House Like a Lotus
Dragons in the Water
Don Quixote by Michael de Cervantes
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Tolkien
The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spencer
Paradise Lost by John Milton
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Old Man and the Sea by Hemmingway
Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott
Till we have Faces by C.S. Lewis
The Screw Tape Letters by C.S. Lweis
Walden by Thoreau
Civil Disobedience by Thoreau
Darwin's Black Box by Michael J. Behe
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel DeFoe
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw
Around the world in Eighty Day's By Jules Verne
20.000 leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Murder in the Cathedral by T.S. Eliot
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
The Three Musketeers by Dumas
The man in the Iron Mask by Dumas
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
The Pioneers by James Fenimore Cooper
Billy Budd by Herman Melville
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
David Copperfield by Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
The Lord of the rings by Tolkien
The Hobbit by Tolkien
The Children of Hurin by Tolkien
The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo
Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
No More Lies (The Myth and Reality of American History) by Dick Gregory
The Presence by Bill Myers
The Shack by WM. Paul Young
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
A book series we have read aloud together are the Roman Mysteries Series, and loved them.
Roman Mysteries by Caroline Lawrence.
Thieves of Ostia
Secrets of Vesuvius
Pirates of Pompeii
The Assassins of Rome
The Colossus of Rhodes
The Charioteer of Delphi
The Sirens of Surrentum
The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina
The Enemies of Jupiter
The Gladiators of Capua
The Fugitive from Corinth
Slave Girl from Jerusalem
The Beggar of Volubilis
The Dolphins of Laurentium
The Scribes from Alexandria
The Prophet of Ephesus
The man from Pomegranate Street
The following books are recommended by my two youngest children --
The Charlie Bone Series -- Jenny Nimmo
The Snow Spider, book 1
Emlyn's Moon, book2
The Chestnut soldier, book 3 -- Jenny Nimmo
Griffin's Castle -- Jenny Nimmo
Indiana Jones Series
The fire Within, Ice Fire, Fire Star, and The Fire Eternal -- Chris D'Lacey (so so)
Warriors Series (3 different series and counting) -- Erin Hunter
Seekers, The Quest Begins --Erin Hunter
The Game of Sunken Places -- M.T. Anderson
The Spiderwick Chronicles (again not my choice or on the recommend list)
Children of the Lamp -- P.B. Kerr
The Missadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff -- Jason Lethoe
The Penderwicks -- Jeanne Birdsail
The Book Of Time (book 1) -- Guillaume Prevost
The Gate Of Days (book 2) -- Guillaume Prevost
No doubt book 3,4 and so on will soon be printed (lol)
The Rangers Apprentice series -- by John Flanagan (all 10 and counting :)
The Kane Chronicles -- by Rick Riordan
The Door Within Trilogy:
If you like CS Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia, I believe you'd like these.
Book 1 The Door Within
Book 2 The Rise of the Wyrm Lord
Book 3 The Final Storm -- by Wayne Thomas Batson.
Other books by Wayne Thomas Watson;
Isle of Swords
Isle of fire
Books by Brian Davis;
Oracles Of Fire;
Book 1 - Eye Of The Oracle
Book 2 - Enoch's Ghost
Book 3 - The Last Of The Nephilim
Sequel - The Bones Of Makaidos
Dragon's In Our Midst;
Book 1 - Raising Dragons
Book 2 - The Candle Stone
Book 3 - Circle of 7
Book 4 - Tears Of A Dragon
Ranger's Apprentice series, by John Flanagan;
The Ruins of Gorlan -- book 1
The Burning Bridge -- book 2
Book 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and soon I have no doubt 10, 11, 12 and so on (lol).
The Cronus Chronicles, by Anne Ursu;
The Shadow Thieves -- book 1
The Siren Song -- book 2
As with all others my kids seem to like there may be many more to come
The Lost books (book 1, 2 .......... by Ted Dekker;
Chosen -- book 1
Infidel -- book 2
Percy Jackson and the Olympians; book 1,2,3,4,5 and so on
The Lightning Thief
The Sea of Monsters
The Titan's Curse
The Battle of the Labyrinth
Recommended by Grandkids--
Dinosaur Cove (series) (not to bad)
Diary of a Whimpy Kid ( grandma says no way !!!)
I rate these just a wee bit better (and that does not say much) as the Captain Underpants books. Neither (IMHO) are worth the paper they are printed on.
A much better choice (grandma speaking) are:
Anything by Bill Wallace especially A Dog Named Kitty
and now also Snot Stew (typical title that appeals to boys) -- lol--
And I still have to list more as time passes.
I should make a list of recommended books for adults, and homeschooling, there are many very good ones....okay I'll get to it.
The greatest Commandments
LOVE the LORD your GOD with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.
LOVE your neighbor as yourself.
Who is your neighbor?
A neighbor is ANYONE who has a need; whose need you are able to meet.
(received in an e-mail).
When you see only one set of foot prints, it was then that I carried you.
I took the quiz just for fun.
Me; it was a tie between Peter and Lucy, Lucy won in the tie breaker.
Hubby is Oreius.
Tony is Peter
Michelle is Mr. Beaver
Ria is Mr. Beaver
|You Are An ISTJ|
|Your Five Factor Personality Profile|
|You Should Live in the Country|
|You Are Not Prissy|
|You Are 80% Real|
|Your Political Profile:|
I am a Sunflower What Flower Are You?
Hubby, the one and only. When your friends think smile they think of you. There is not a day that goes by that you can't find something good about the world and your fellow human.
I am a Canna What Flower Are You?
Mother and son. You stand up for what you believe in, even if it gets in the way of what other people think. You are proud of yourself and your accomplishments and enjoy letting people know that.
I am a Violet What Flower Are You?
Daughter # 2. You have a shy personality you tend to hesitate before trying new things or meeting new people, but once people get to know you you open up and show the world what are you really about.
I am a Snapdragon What Flower Are You?
Daughter # 1 and 3. Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh.
These sites do require a $20.00 yearly fee to have full use of all
their printable materials, but it is well worth it.
You can check them out for free, but it is a lot of curriculum in one
Free computer software; just pay a nominal fee for shipping.
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/ (for all levels, just scroll down to middle/high school)
Free plagiarism scanner software.
Home/unschooling -- home/unschooling highshool and college.
Home school curriculum companies an discount suppliers.
FREE HOME SCHOOL CURRICULUM.
Today we said goodbye to a long time friend.
The kids lost their kittie named Quincy, he had been with us for over 10 years.
He was pretty sick, diabetes and his kidney's were failing.
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