September 24, 2004


"Sarah in Manitoba" posted the following on the Well-trained mind boards today:

Local Homeschool Mom Goes Postal
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Police were called into a local Walmart this afternoon when a homeschooling mother attacked an employee, beating her about the head with a nature journal. When asked about the cause of the incident, Walmart employee Shauna Glogleitz said, "I dunno. I mean, I was just making small talk like the manager wants. I, like, told her that her kids were, like, really sweet and standing nicely in line and all. Then I asked why they weren't in school. She said they homeschooled or whatever, and then I was like, "Well, aren't you worried about their socialization and all?" And then she went postal on me. I didn't know a coil-bound notebook could hurt that much." When questioned on her way to the police cruiser, the mother shouted, "Doesn't anyone read Lord of the Flies anymore?"

Thanks for the laugh, Sarah!

Posted by melissa at 01:32 PM

September 22, 2004

Terrorist Homeschoolers

Interesting article from Michelle Malkin:
Terrorist Homeschoolers

Posted by melissa at 12:41 PM

September 16, 2004

Miscellaneous Again

Here is a picture of Tory and Sophie that Jennifer took of the girls when their family visited on the way home from the mountains:

Sophie and Tory.jpg

Here is a picture that Sophie drew yesterday and had me label:

Man from S R by Soph.jpg

Yesterday, Matthew took all of his weekly spelling words which he had written on cards and put the cards in order to make sentences. I told him to write sentences about a cowboy and his horse and asked questions as he put down cards so that he would add spelling words as adjectives. Finally, he wrote the sentences down neatly. He is using manuscript for now until we have practiced all of the letters in cursive (we haven't finished). Here are his spelling sentences:

Matthew Spelling Sentences.jpg

Posted by melissa at 08:26 AM

September 04, 2004


Two days ago, Sophie learned how to get her bike started herself. She rode around our cul-de-sac for an hour. It was so cute to see her riding full tilt, legs pumping like pistons, a content smile on her lips. We went for a long walk with the kids riding their bikes yesterday evening before supper. One of the neighbors commented: "She looks too little to be riding a bike."

I let the boys play "War" with playing cards to review addition math facts this week. Evan was getting competitive, exclaiming: "I'm gonna win! I'm gonna win!"

I remarked "Wouldn't it be funny if Matthew won all of the cards?"

As the game progressed, Matthew indeed won hand after hand. In the end, he had won all the cards! What are the odds?!

I told Evan that he had "asked for it", because of his gloating. He too was good-naturedly happy that it had happened that way.

The Barbie Dream House behind us (the house painted to look like a Pepto Bismol bottle) is getting painted gray. Woo Hoooooo!!!!!

We visited the new Broomfield Thrift Store this week and found some gems in the book section: Sense and Sensibility, My Side of the Mountain, The Moffats, Treasures in the Snow, a Sugar Creek Gang book, and a book of 49 kids' experiments with electricity and magnetism.

Posted by melissa at 09:24 AM