Sunday, September 21, 2008

Check out my other blog.

Just wanted to let you know that I have three Hot Air Balloon stories on the Coffee, Tea and Me blog. You might want to check them out.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Brain Test

Here is the TEST to see what side of your brain you use, if you wanted to take it!

My results:
You Are 60% Left Brained, 40% Right Brained
The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.


In my pursuit to teach our kids the best I can teach them, I do a good amount of reading. I read more about HS and teaching then anything else, after the Bible. Long story short, I believe I have found out some of DS problems. He is a Right-Brained learner. DD is a Left-Brain learner. Which leaves me going from teaching right to left, right to left...equals tired brain for mom. I have found some info on teaching the Right-Brained learner, and am praying that it helps. Most of the world, curriculum is set up for Left-Brain learners. I took a quiz to see what type of learner I am. The results say that I am 60% Left-Brained and 40% Right-Brained. (I guess all of that teaching back and forth is balancing me out!) I have a lot of reading to do the next few days. I will let you know how it goes.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


As you know, I've been starting to run. Which is no small task. Our kids take after DH. So they are natural runners. Anyway, today I actually fit in PE. I took them on my usual run aroung the neighborhood. I just have to tell you, I did better than them! So, I will try to add more PE days in here.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Just a quick update. Things have been going good. Some days are longer then others. Math has been taking a long time. It seems like they both need help at the same times. Other times they just sail through it.

Some non-academic changes, C smiles when I wake her sometimes now! (It's been years.) She likes to cook and is quickly picking things up. J does better having sister there. There are more but my brain is a bit tired.

Some of what we are covering.
History - The Rise of Civilization's
Math - Angles, measuring, big addition, fractions, subtraction, Roman Numerals, $$, etc.
Language Arts - Homonyms, poems, speaking, listening properly, propaganda, spelling, etc.
Science - Types of science, scientists, insects, birds, etc.

J still practicing his drums. He also reads to C. She is such a help to me. They are both reading a classic book each. C reads all of the time though.

Well, I need to get! I just wanted to let you know that I haven't forgotten about you all who read my blog!

Spiritual Science Experiment

Our words are like toothpaste, our mouth is the tube

What we say out loud
Won't go back in the tube.

So choose your words wisely
And think before you speak
If they aren't too kindly
Better to not even sqeak.

We have been talking to the kids about the words they speak. It wasn't getting through to one of them. So I did this hands on lesson. ( I saw someone else do it along time ago.) It seems to have helped.

Friday, September 5, 2008


Man, it's been awhile since I've posted. Sorry. Things are going good in the homeschool world. Math doesn't take as long for one kid and as long for the other. But they are getting it! Yesterday, we watched Sarah Palin's speech. The kids watched Obama's speech the day after he gave it. I'm going to be honest here. We do talk politics and they know where R & I stand and who we side with. When we watched the speeches and I kept quiet unless they had a question. I wanted them to make up their own minds. They were bored with Obama's and didn't like it. Frankly, they were kind of down afterwards. They didn't understand a lot of what he said. As for Sarah Palin, they liked it much better. One of them even commented during her speech, "This is much more interesting the Barrak's." Near the end of her speech I asked if they wanted to keep watching or stop. They wanted to keep watching. Not so with Barrak's. Today we will watch McCain's speech. I don't think we'll watch the whole thing as I've heard it's like an hour long. I think just from their reactions to the speeches they would be McCain voters. (Which R & I are) I must confess that they probably are biased towards him due to all of the talks we've had about issues and where the candidates stand.

On another point, we had a "Teacher In service day" yesterday. I had so much I needed to do and really didn't feel like teaching. So we had a day off. Today it's back to the books.