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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Game Night

So, we had our first official "game night" tonight. Most families probably have theirs on Friday or Saturday, but Sunday works great for us because we consider Sunday sabbath and family day.

Of course, we have played games many times before, but we decided to set aside an hour or so after dinner on Sunday to be our official game night, so that we'd make a regular practice of game playing. We hope it will become a tradition. Tonight, we played Apples to Apples Junior and There's a Moose in the House. Fun was had by all.


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Thursday, August 28, 2008

School Days

So, we're officially starting school next week. We've been doing a little bit here and there for the past couple of weeks, but I am hoping that everything at work will be squared away soon and I can focus on schooling the girls.

We're going to be continuing our study of chronological history this year. We'll be moving at a rapid pace starting at the Fall of Rome and finishing the year with John Adams' presidency. (I know, that's a lot of history.) So far I am learning a lot. Last week Maitlyn asked me if the Ostrogoths or the Visigoths conquered more people, and I said, "Well, I don't know yet. I have never studied this before."

We're also beginning a very intensive phonics program called Spell to Write and Read. And I'll be teaching Maitlyn and Elspeth to write in cursive.

So, here's to school. We've got our pencils sharpened, our books reserved at the library, and we're ready to go.



  • You'll do great. your kids are so bright!

    By Blogger Kat, at 2:39 AM  

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