Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Julia and Julie Movie and Cooking

We went with friends to see the Julia and Julie movie. What a nice, uplifting movie. Makes me want to cook something with butter. Tomorrow I'll be making Maryland Crab Cakes and three dipping sauces for the crab and the shrimp I'll be serving for a friends party on Tuesday. The coleslaw I'm making is from the Southern Living 2008 cookbook and had wasabi and peanuts in it.

Homeschooling my son enables me to also learn and pursue the interests I have. My son also sees planning and organization going on.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Getting Ready for the New School Year

I'm glad to be back! We are ready to get started with 8th grade. I can't believe it, the past two years have gone by so quickly. This year we are using a mish mash of resources but still following the trivium theory. I found a great book at the library yesterday and I think after reviewing it, I want to buy it. It is titled, The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Third Editition)by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise. The authors are mother and daughter.

This year we will be using Saxon Math 8/7, A Beka Grammar and Composition (finishing it up from the middle of last year), Logic, Bible, Bob Jones University Life Science, A Beka World History and Geography, Latin (from a DVD), and for the beginning of reading we are going to read The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World.

I wish the best to all of you as we begin our journey again.