Gifts Differing: Two Kids, Organized for the School Day

  Romans 12:4-8 4For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office: 5So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another. 6Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophesy according […]

Quality, not Quantity, in Reading

‘And now it was that, being on some occasion made asham’d of my ignorance in figures, which I had twice failed in learning when at school, I took Cocker’s book of Arithmetick, and went through the whole by myself with great ease.    I also read Seller’s and Shermy’s books of Navigation, and became acquainted with […]

Getting Ready

Heart of the Matter has, for the last several years, hosted a “Not-Back-to-School Blog Hop. ”  I love the Hop; it is a wonderful way to see the homeschool environment of tens–no, hundreds– of other moms.    I’ve participated for a couple of years, but I chose not to this year.   The fact is, not much has changed […]

Excerpt from Caddie Woodlawn

 Caddie’s father’s words to her, reflecting upon her fear of growing up and becoming a young lady: ‘It is the sisters and wives and mothers, you know, Caddie, who keep the world sweet and beautiful.   What a rough world it would be if there were only men and boys in it, doing things in their […]

What We’re Reading–March 2011

  Why would I sit and read individually with kids who already read? There are numerous reasons, from helping with interpretation and larger vocabulary, to increasing comprehension through the right emphasis and inflection of voice, to monitoring pace and making sure the books are read, not skimmed through.   However, the real reason that, after 7 […]

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