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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Homeschool Resource

I received an email today from a homeschool resource I rarely use.  Not because I don't care for it, but with limited funds, I'm selective who and what I pay for, otherwise I'd be broke and my inbox would be so full I'd never complete a class of instruction.  Anyway, enjoy this resource from the Language Arts Gurus and the Ladies of Analytical Grammar.

Go to the movies!
I found a great list at The Internet Movie Database of movies based on classic literature.  These are all highly rated.
There is nothing wrong with using a movie to help teach a book.  If you have a particular difficult piece of literature, it might be a good idea to watch a quality movie version first.  I did that for Pillars of the Earth.  When I read the book after watching the miniseries, the actors from the screen "acted" the book out in my head; it was great!  

You can also watch the movie after reading the book, too.  Movies are almost never completely accurate to the book.  It can be a great discussion to talk about what was changed or left out, and how that changed the experience of the story.

Friday, January 2, 2015

January 2. 2015 already.  I look back and see all the gaps I should have filled in with tidbits of information or bites of advice.  Missed opportunities to help someone in need even if it were just a texted hug.
I may not do any better this new year of 2015 but I am going to give it my best shot.  I will start by posting a link to an article written about me, 'the masked lady', by students at the local university.  A university you may or may not have heard of - Lee University in Cleveland TN.
I am always open to questions and if I don't have the answer, I have friends all over the world with tenfold the experience in our illness to call upon their knowledge as resource.
Humans Of Cleveland