Thursday, April 30, 2009

Friday, April 24, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

End of the year tests...a funny from Andrew

Well, we did one day of CRT testing so far. I asked the kids how it went and they were all very positive. Andrew even said that he sat next to a boy who didn't know very much so he helped him a lot. (ahhh, we didn't explain that part of the test,in our school we help each other understand all the problems so he had no idea.)

Also, his teacher said for them to count to 60 and see if they had 60 bubbles filled in at the end. He was very proud to tell me that he had 62 bubbles. LOL

So, I guess those results just went out the window huh?

I thought that separate bubble sheets didn't start till 3rd grade so I didn't have him practice. Oh well, live and learn.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Wow, another cryer here!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lp0IWv8QZY
Oh my goodness, I need to find some different videos, I keep crying! This was wonderful.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Homeschooling in Germany

Georgia (U.S.) urges Germany to allow homeschooling. This came about because of refugees fleeing the country. Parents have been put in jail and kids removed from homes because of homeschooling in Germany.

"09 LC 94 1338
House Resolution 850
By: Representatives Setzler of the 35th, Loudermilk of the 14th, Casas of the 103rd, and Walker of the 107th

A RESOLUTION


Requesting that the German federal government recognize the rights of parents to home school their children; and for other purposes.

WHEREAS, parents hold the fundamental responsibility and right to ensure the best quality education for their children, and parental choice and involvement are crucial to excellence in education; and

WHEREAS, members of this body recognize the importance of religious liberties and the right of parents to determine their child's upbringing and the method in which their education should be provided; and

WHEREAS, Germany infringes upon the parental rights of its citizens by forcing children to attend brick and mortar schools for their education and denying parents the right to home school their children; and

WHEREAS, the federal government of Germany justifies its policy against home schooling on a desire to prevent the emergence of parallel societies based on separate philosophical convictions; and

WHEREAS, however, home educated students around the world have continually exhibited high standards of academic achievement and citizenship; and

WHEREAS, many American statesmen and leaders, including George Washington, Patrick Henry, John Quincy Adams, John Marshall, Robert E. Lee, Booker T. Washington, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Mark Twain, and Andrew Carnegie were home schooled; and

WHEREAS, home school education offers parents the option of personalized learning opportunities for their children, customized to meet each child's needs and tailored to their particular learning style and strengths; and

WHEREAS, denial of the basic right of parents to choose the manner in which their child is educated goes against the ideals of individual liberty and freedom.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body request that the German federal government recognize the basic, fundamental rights of parents and allow their citizens to determine the educational upbringing of their own children.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an appropriate copy of this resolution to the federal government of Germany. "

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Our happy blessing...

The French exchange student was placed somewhere else and I was very sad about that. We prayed that all would work out right so I'm sure it was meant to be.
I was still left sad though, wondering if I'd done something wrong in the interview or something.

So, the next day I was looking up lapbooking information and came across someone who was LDS who did conference lapbooks. I was excited enough about that but when I looked at the comments there was a comment from someone in FRANCE who HOMESCHOOLS and is LDS and has TEENS! Woo hoo! Alyssa is now corresponding via e-mail and I think that she will learn so much about the culture and language from this. We were blessed with what we needed. She was so excited to get the first letter and look up the translation of the words she didn't understand.

I was amazed at what she knew after only a year of studying French on her own. She had to look up about half of the letter and I think that was great.

Thank heaven for blessings and a Savior who watches out for each and every little thing we need.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Food Storage seminar part 1 or 9



This is part 1 of a Food Storage Seminar. Click on the video then check the sides to see the rest of the seminar.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Our vacation

Click here for pictures of our vacation.
http://www.lds.org/conference/display/0,5234,23-1,00.html

This is a link to past General Conferences...

http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=e419fb40e21cef00VgnVCM1000001f5e340aRCRD

This is a link to today's General Conference...


Happy watching, or listening. I am so excited for today. The world seems to have gone downhill so fast since the last conference. I look forward to some uplifting messages.