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Education and Comic Realism

As a child I loved getting the Sunday paper and reading the comics!  I no longer get the newspaper delivered.  Haven’t for many, many years.  I don’t usually immerse myself in propaganda and lies when reading for education.

Comics and cartoons are an interesting way to present a bit of truth.  I am familiar with Filmore, but not this character.  Guess I am behind the times!  Here is one comic about public education.  Though I used the term “education” in this context lightly…

Just a ‘comic’ way to say that this is one reason we homeschool for our education!

Blessings, ~Mrs. R

LAF Book Set Give-A-Way!

Devotional Package

Washington & Declaration of Independance Package

Children’s Package

There is limited time to enter for a chance to win one of three great sets of books being given away at LAF!  Go HERE for more details and to enter for a chance to win!

I love a good book!  And these are all wonderful sets!!


~Mrs. R

Tapestry of Grace Virtual Conference!

Tapestry of Grace isn’t going to be at your local convention this year, but you can enjoy attending a conference workshop with Marcia or Scott Somerville anyway! In recent years, because of the demands of writing Tapestry, Marcia and Scott have only been able to attend a handful of conferences where they gave audiences the benefit of their 20+ years of homeschooling wisdom.

The Somervilles realized this year that because they are not going to conferences, they actually have the opportunity to share tips and wisdom with more listeners than they would if they got onto airplanes! Now that conference season has arrived, and most of us are finishing up school, the Somervilles are planning to speak with as many of us as want to come over the next two months. Through the benefit of free conferencing software, all you’ll need is a telephone and an Internet connection in order to hear them talk and see their PowerPoint slide presentations.

Are you new to the Somervilles as speakers? Wherever they go, they get top audience ratings!
Click here to see all the webinars that you can register for today–or follow the link below:

Astronomy & Botany Notebooking Journal Giveaway!!!

Apologia is now producing notebooking journals that accompany each of the elementary science books. Both Botany and Astronomy are now available. You can see samples on the Apologia website here:

These journals are beautiful spiral bound notebooks that will save you time and money. You won’t have to print and keep up with your child’s notebook pages, buy and maintain page protectors, or purchase and compile binders…everything that makes notebooking time-consuming and labor intensive for mom. Also, your child will adore having their own notebooking journal.

Each of the notebooking journals include:
  • A daily schedule for those who like to have a plan or would like their children to complete the book on their own
  • Templates for written narrations, the notebooking activities and experiments
  • Review Questions
  • Scripture Copywork, with both print and cursive practice
  • Reading lists and additional activities, projects, experiments for each lesson
  • An appendix with beautiful, full-color, lapbook-style Miniature Books
  • Field Trip Sheets to keep a record field trips
  • A Final Review with fifty questions the students can answer either orally or in writing to show off all they remember and know at the end of the course.
See the sample pages here:Botany: and Astronomy:

Jeannie is giving away four Astronomy Notebooking Journals and four Botany Notebooking Journals to bloggers who post about this on their site. Visit her blog to learn more about this contest: http://www.jeanniesjournal.com