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This Week in Homeschooling: 9/15-9/19

This year has really been something else so far! We worked out a vehicle situation so that we could visit Mom afterschool. I thought that would allow us to complete a full week. I was wrong again. Thursday, he had what I’d thought was an allergy attack. It ended up being a full blown cold. Needless to say, we had to take Friday off.

I’d had a Unit Test scheduled for both Social Studies & Math. Those got postponed until Monday.

For Bible, along with the Hermeneutics, we study the foreshadowing in Genesis that pointed to Jesus. Mostly we discussed Abraham’s almost-sacrificing of Isaac & how it related. John 8 was our main reading.

Social Studies had us studying the Tigris & Euphrates Rivers. I was pleased being that they are both often mentioned in Scripture. Because of their notoriety, there were a lot of on-line videos about them too which helped. Then we got into how Greek & Roman governments affected our Constitution.

In Ed Tech, he worked with verbs- past, present & future text. There was some practice with cutting & pasting using the control key. He also watched a video on Save & Save As.

Because we had a math test scheduled, his work was mostly review. There was a day where spent time on Word problems & using WorkPad.

For Science, we talked about living things, their structure, info processing, & function. He participated in an on-line discussion group about how humans affect other living things’ structure & function.

Hopefully, we’ll get caught up next week & have 5 full days to work.

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A Love Undone: Cindy Woodsmall

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Jolene is set to marry Van & start her new life. But, weeks before the wedding, both her parents die in an accident. Now, with numerous siblings orphaned, she believes she is meant to raise them herself.
Ten years later, Jolene’s story picks up as she has been playing mom to her brothers & sisters. As they grown up, she begins to contemplate her own life. She’s not the only one.
Andy has raised his son as a single dad since his wife left him. Abiding by Amish rules, he’s not remarried or even dated. When he must travel to Jolene’s town to assist some abused animals, their worlds collide. Neither one knows anything about the other’s past. But, when feelings begin, so does trouble.
Andy’s heart is free, but he must follow the rules of the Order. Can these two ever find peace or love?
In order to understand this love story, a lot of things needed to be explained. Therefore, the beginning of the novel started a bit slow. That isn’t to say that the book was fast-paced after that- it wasn’t.
I preferred Andy’s character to Jolene’s. There was just something about him that I found preferable. I wish that the author had spent more time wrapping up the book. I felt that there was too much back & forth where nothing much was happening.
I was definitely invested enough to find out what happened, but it’s not a book that I’d read a second time. It’s four star rating for me.
I received an eBook in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are mine.

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Halloween Spooktacular Giveaway

Start Time/Date: 12:00 AM (EST) 9/22/2014
End Time/Date: 12:00 AM (EST) 10/13/2014

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 Cookie Jar Halloween DVD
 
 

It’s No Trick, Ten Halloween Treats For Kids of All Ages!
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Celebrate Halloween with “Mona the Vampire”, “Richard Scarry’, “Sabrina the Animated Series”, Archie’s Weird Mysteries and many other cartoon favorites all on one DVD. It’s sure to be a boo-rific time!
   I Know What You Did Last Summer (Blu-Ray)

Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar star with Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Johnny Galecki in this terrifying tale of a body that just won’t stay dead. After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim’s body into the sea. Exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave and he wants more than an apology.

   Flatliners (Blu-Ray)


Medical students begin to explore the realm of near death experiences, hoping for insights. Each has their heart stopped and is revived. They begin having flashes of walking nightmares from their childhood, reflecting sins they committed or had committed against them. The experiences continue to intensify, and they begin to be physically beaten by their visions as they try and go deeper into the death experience to find a cure.

 



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Discover the buried treasures of TV’s Halloween hits! This ghoulishly good collection is packed with 13 eerie episodes from your favorite TV shows. These are the spooky specials that celebrated the magic and creativity of network TV. Filled with kooky characters and haunted hilarity this DVD collection is sure to be a boo-rific time!

 

 

 It’s Halloween time and what a great way to keep your children’s Trick or Treat

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Pumpkin Patch Family Harvest Inflatable

 

 

New for 2014…Pumpkin Patch Family Harvest Airblown Inflatable. Show off your fall and Harvest decorating this year with this adorable Pumpkin Patch Family. This family pumpkin inflatable is very large extending out 14 feet with two large and two smaller pumpkins. All these pumpkins features some large Harvest smiles and are ready to party and celebrate with you this autumn!


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Her Mother’s Voice: Anna Woo

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Genre: General Fiction, Asian American Fiction

Her Mother’s Voice is about the mother-daughter relationship and cultural conflicts. It is about a Chinese mother who is dying of cancer and her adult daughter, Emily. Emily consciously and unconsciously struggles with her Chinese identity due to her experiences of racism and alienation, growing up as a second generation Canadian in a mid-sized Ontario town. She struggles against being the good and dutiful Chinese daughter, yet finds herself playing this role. Consequently, she finds herself searching for a professional who can help cure her mother’s cancer. Western and Chinese medicine are pitted against each other.

In addition, she has been hiding her romantic relationships from her mother. Now with her mother dying, she is forced to face her fears and become open about her current relationship with a White Anglo-Saxon man.
MY THOUGHTS:
Anna Woo has given us a very personal & very real story. Anyone who has struggled against age-old stereotypes or discrimination will feel a deep personal connection. Those of us with one or more aging parents will feel the love & struggle that goes into the relationship. It is absolutely worth the read & a definite 4 star novel.
Author Bio
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Anna Woo was first published in 1993 in a collection of short stories called Sharing our Experience, by the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

She has a Master Degree in Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (1997). As well, she completed the Creative Writing program through The Humber School for Writers in 2002.

Her Mother’s Voice is her first fictional novel.

Brief Excerpt:

“Emily-a, give me call, it important,” said the voice on the answering machine.
“Em…” the familiar voice cried out. Emily stood in her apartment after a long day of conducting assessments and pressed and pressed the skip button on her answering machine until no new messages appeared. Emily-a! She heard her mother’s voice in her head calling her. Her pronunciation never changed in intonation or tone, except to get louder. Emily-a! She said her name out loud with a Chinese accent. She always thought it was funny how her mother changed English names into Chinese sounding ones just by adding the letter “a.” Friends’, neighbours’, even strangers,’ names became more Chinese-like. Accepted. For example Debby became “‘Debby-a”, Charlie became “Charlie-a”, Cindy became “Cindy-a” and so on. It even made it easier for her mom to talk or gossip about that person too!

But why does she keep calling?

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Website: http://www.annawoo.ca.

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