Saturday, November 29, 2008


Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Have a Tasty Thanksgiving

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

A website from my memory

Way back when I use to visit a site that was a link/resource bonanza. It's been a few years but for some reason it popped back in my head and when I checked it out the site is still up so I wanted to share with you before my day gets hectic and I forget again. It's called Sites For Teachers.

Hope you enjoy it and that it proves to be helpful. Let me know your favorite link

Friday, November 21, 2008

Sidwell Friends: Obama Girls' DC School

At the end of the day school choice is belongs to the parents. The parent decided. I respect it. Lets wish them the best and move on
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

From the Inbox: National Handwriting Day...write a letter to the President Elect

As we inaugurate the new president, we invite children of America to participate in National Handwriting Day (NHD). This is an opportunity for children to submit handwritten letters of advice and have their voices be heard.
Join thousands of children across the country and help us make history! All handwritten letters will be hand-delivered to the White House on January 23.
Why handwritten letters? Handwriting is more than a style—it’s a thought process. It’s the primary way elementary students communicate. Handwriting promotes an organized approach to communication, maximizes thinking time, and boosts creativity. Use NHD as an opportunity for your students to show their pride in their written work by writing to the new leader of our country!

Studying ... Grammar

Punctuation Takes a Vacation - Robin Pulver
Nouns and Verbs have a Field Day - Robin Pulver

Reference Books
Rules for Writers (Fifth Edition) - Diana Hacker


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

From the Inbox: Homeschool Science Academy

5 Free Online Classes for Students & Parents
For 6th - 12th Grade Students
These classes meet one time for 45 minutes
"The Urge" (to go).. and other complex (but rarely thought of) characteristics of the human body that couldn't have happened by accident

"There's Life in the Blood".. An anatomical and physiological look at the blood.
"The Physiology of Blood Clotting".. You'll be amazed - cool stuff!

"Revelations from the Cadaver Lab".. What I've learned from human cadavers

"Working Toward Academic Excellence" A practical and Biblical guide for students
To register for these free classes, visit our site..

We also offer one and two semester online science classes..
(A discount is available through November 19th on these classes)
Forensic Anatomy / Pathology CSI (8th-12th grade)
Pre-Biology (6th-8th grade)
Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology (6th-8th grade)
Sports Medicine / Exercise Physiology / Athletic Training (8th-12th grade)
Visit our site for details, photos, and letters from students and parents..

Homeschool Greetings,
I'm a 12-year veteran homeschool dad and director of a university human anatomy and physiology lab. Please contact me if you have questions about any of my online science classes - I'd be glad to help.
Please forward this message to your homeschool group or friends who may be interested. Thanks!
Greg Landry, M.S.
12-Year Veteran Homeschool Dad
Director, Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
office: 828-265-4101
cell: 828-964-1662

Obama Girls Look At Washington Private Schools

I know some people would like for the Obama's to put their children in public school but I believe we have to trust that the parents will make the best decision for their child.

I know I am glad that I was able to homeschool.
About Obama Family
Read the Article at HuffingtonPost

Monday, November 17, 2008


Here are the resources we have used

Picture Books
The Holiday Handwriting School - Robin Pulver

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Books that have homeschooled characters

I noticed from time to time that we read books that include homeschooled characters so I thought it would be a fun thing to keep track of

1. Double Fudge - Judy Blume
The Heavenly Hatchers - long lost relatives of the main Hatcher family. They run into each other during a trip to Washington DC and the relatives later end up spending a week with them.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

From the Inbox: TOYchallenge

Are you looking for a way to engage kids in science? Start a TOYchallenge team today!
TOYchallenge is an exciting way to bring imaginative kids together to create a new toy or game. TOYchallenge can be used in schools, after-school programs, home school families, or as part of any youth-based organization. A team consists of 3 to 6 members, at least half of whom must be girls. One adult is the team coach.
Register by December 15th for only $60 per team!
Sign up today at or call 1-800-561-5161.
Thank you -
Sally Ride Science

Sunday, November 9, 2008

From the Inbox: Homeschool Ice Skating in Santa Rosa

Snoopys Home Ice Homeschool Ice Skating
2- 6 week Sessions $24 for EACH session or $5 drop in.

Tuesdays 1-2pm- Nov. 4, 18, 25 (skip 11th)
Dec. 2,9,16

Thursdays 1:15-2:15pm-- Nov. 6,13,20 (skip 27th)
Dec. 4,11,18

Snoopy's Home Ice Address:

1667 W Steele Ln
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(707) 546-7147 Call with questions and confirm days/times they are
subject to change occasionally.

Something for the family...A Wrapping Paper Caper (San Rafael)

Youth in Arts Presents

A Wrapping Paper Caper
By Lunatique Fantastique

Tuesday, December 9, 9:30 & 11 a.m., Showcase Theatre, Marin Center,
San Rafael. Advanced reservations required.

Lunatique Fantastique makes magic out of cellophane and ribbon in a
detective story like nothing you've seen before! Featuring a unique
style of puppetry that instills everyday objects with movement and
character, A Wrapping Paper Caper will charm and delight audiences of
all ages. Watch in amazement as Lunatique Fantastique transforms the
trappings of the holiday season into a nondenominational madcap
mystery comedy!

For reservations, call 415-457-4878 x18 or go to https://youth-in-

Friday, November 7, 2008

MSNBC did a great summary of ridiculous campaign stories

Isn't this the cutest?

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Lets vote on the Issues and Reject the Smears - Vote Barack Obama

It is not over. We can't stop - Talk to your friends and neighbors. Go vote for Obama. We need you to get out the vote for Barack. We are not taking this election for granted (nor have we ever)

Lets do our best to help the UNITED States of America reflect Unity again. Say no to the slurs and fight back by voting and getting out the vote

Saturday, November 1, 2008

E Group of the Day - A2ZHomeschool

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