This was a long week as evidenced by the fact that I’m writing this Friday post on Saturday morning. But even in the midst of everything that went on, there have been many good things.
Did you notice the little doohickey I added to the bottom right corner of the page? It is a plugin that has an amazing search and bookmarking function. I was astounded at what the search function could do. I hope you find it useful and enjoy using it. I would think it will be especially helpful when new people stop by and try to look for specific types of information or posts in the archives. (If you are a blogger and want to check it out, it’s called Slickstream.)
I took the time and wrote some actual snail mail notes this week. I received lovely birthday cards from two life-long friends and took the time to write real handwritten notes in response. I used my pretty new notecards I received for Christmas. It felt good to do something real. I highly encourage it.
I purchased Word Up! from Compass Classroom. I can tell this is going to be a helpful tool. We’ve not done any formal vocabulary curriculum to this point. I’ve never felt the need since this is something that is very natural in day-to-day life in our family. However, I thought it would be good to start looking at Greek and Latin roots of words.
This format is right up Caroline’s alley given her learning style and challenges. If you want to see more about it and view a preview, just click the image. I’ve been looking at Compass Classroom materials for some time and am glad I decided to give them a try. I am pretty sure I will be buying more of them.
I’ve started to make an effort to be more active on Gab in order to give back. I wrote a post a few years back called Choose Your Five Homeschool People Carefully. As I said in that post, I do believe we are significantly impacted by those we interact with on a regular basis. I can honestly say that there are a number of people on Gab who bolster my courage. Not in the homeschooling area as in that post, but in the Christian faith sense. If we want to be bold, we need to surround ourselves with bold people. Their boldness helps me to be bold as well.
Have a lovely weekend!
Artist: Carl Holsøe