Tuesday, July 21, 2015

School Is Almost In Session

As many of you know we homeschool. It's no big secret. I am a number one fan of homeschooling.I don't think there is any other way than to train and teach your own children.
As the old saying goes "I've seen the village and I don't want the village raising my children."
That being said school will being for us next month. Only with reading the first month. In September we will begin all other subjects.  I want to spend more time in reading to make sure he is getting what he needs. Reading is a big part of life and without it, getting along in the world is rough. So we will begin with " Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Easy Lessons" by Siegfried Engelmann. The lessons look easy enough, and since he knows his letters by sight and sound this shouldn't be too hard.  The first lessons are on sounds not the letter. I am looking forward to learning to read with my little guy.
Teaching Kindergarten is going to be new to me. I began homeschooling when my daughter was in 6 th grade.  So I never began at the beginning. 
We desire your prayers to help us through this journey.
Blessing to all.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Fourth of July day

The fourth of July is coming up in a few days.  Family traditions will happen.  In my family it is having a cook-out and enjoying each other's company.

The celebration of celebrating our freedoms have been pushed aside. What is the day actually about? Does anyone actually know anymore? Yes we go and watch fireworks, buts what's is that even about anymore?
Independence Day is a federal holiday in the USA commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4,1776 , declaring independence from Great Britain. 

Many places are closed on this day. Lots of people get a three day weekend.  Many politicians make it a point to appear and praise our nation's heritage, laws, history, society, and people.

Now we are getting somewhere!!

Our history is all we have. Our laws are changing in this great country everyday. We are losing our heritage piece by piece.  The society has changed from what it once was. And the people, well I would linger here all day but I have other things to do.

While your celebrating the fourth with your family, why not include the history along with it.  We should be a nation proud to sing"The Star Spangled Banner","America the Beautiful","God bless America" and even"Dixie and Yankee Doodle" . The key word being"should".

Enjoy your three day weekend and give your history a good long thought.
Happy fourth to you all.

Peggy McCoyle
Sahwm and Homeschool Supporter