Category Archives: TJEd Specific

Wowza!

I am one busy girl with two toddlers! I cannot wait till Rani is done “exlploring” her new environment. My house is falling down around me and I’m trying so hard to hold it together. On the homeschooling front things are going very well. We are still doing our morning devotional and we have added […]

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First colloquium

Well our Knights of Freedom group had our very first colloquium today. For those who haven’t heard that word before a colloquium is basically another word for group discussion, in this case we were discussing James Madison. I was so surprised at how much the boys participated in the discussion. It was obvious that they […]

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Morning Devotional

I had a comment in my post below that I would love to adress here. “What exactly do you (try to) do in your devotionals?” We do the same thing every day at devotional time, or at least we try to. We begin with a prayer. We kneel together in a circle and pray. We […]

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OK OK so I’m finally getting to it!

I’m so sorry you guys. Implementing the things I learned at the Core and Love of Learning Seminar has pretty much nixed both my computer time and my TV time. I haven’t seen any TV over a week. Good news is, neither have the boys! Woohoo!! So, what I have decided to do is to […]

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I’m back from the conference

Oh man it was awesome! I have to say that it was one of the most momentous paradigm shifting experiences of my life. I will be posting my notes as soon as I can get a minute to type them up. I will also be posting details on where to get the full article. YAY!!!:dance […]

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I have to write a news article…

:dunno Who knows who I will interview. I will probably interview my friend who is embarking on another adoption journey. She’s my hero! but she’s mighty busy right now as well. Saturday the boys had their dance pictures taken. Xander says he plans to continue with both classical and jazz ballet next year! I’m so […]

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Reading Inspiration..

OK, so the boys have been having loads of fun the last two months, but not much reading has been going on. I decided I want to inspire Xander to read some fluff books, just for the sake of reading at all! So I grabbed book one of the Spiderwick Chronicles and commensed reading. Not […]

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It’s working!!

OK it’s only been a few weeks since I attended the Face to Face seminar and reconstructed our homeschool. I stopped requiring any school at all. For the first week or two it felt horrendous!:yuck The kids wouldn’t do anything. They’d just lay around waiting for the clock to get to 4pm so they could […]

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Things feel so much better!!!

The seminar totally helped me get back on track with where I want to be with homeschooling. I realized I was getting too caught up reading all of the TWTM blogs :duck and feeling like we were really lacking over here. With all of the latin teaching, saxon math, story of the world, and huge […]

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The 7 keys of Great teaching

#1.Classics not TextbooksMostly Scholar Phase, a smaller place in Love of Learning A Classic is defined as anything you when read or experience it you gain truth and the next time you read or experience it you gain more truth. A classic can be a book, a painting, music, an activity, or even a person […]

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The Four Phases

Well, there are actually five, but the four are all they go into depth on. phase one: CORE Aproximately ages 0-8(give or take 80 years) The purpose of the core phase is for the student to learn good/bad, true/false, and right/wrong. They learn by emulating their parents and siblings. Chores are very important during the […]

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Just a few moments before I have to leave for the seminar.

But I’d just like to say YEAH! You know I’ve read A Thomas Jefferson Education at least 4 times in the last 3 years and I still am just not “getting” it. Going to this seminar has cleared so many things up for me allready and we haven’t even scratched the surface yet! I highly […]

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2 days and counting…

Two days and counting to the Face to Face with Greatness Seminar :flamed I’m going to learn in detail how to teach math and science using only the classics, and get my own one on one mentoring session with someone from George Wythe College

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A Convert a Convert I have a Convert!

Woohoo! It looks like my good friend Joanne has finally given in to the pressure. :laugh Woo Hoo! I feel like I talk till I’m blue in the face about A Thomas Jefferson Education with no results. It’s so nice to discover that my posts have not gone unheeded. If you are a classical educator […]

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AHHHH!!!

I’m going crazy!!! I don’t know how much longer I can take this “having no computer” business. sigh It’s so frustrating! I’m sorry I’m not blogging consistently. I’m using my extra time to finish Understanding the times so I can post the notes for the next three chapters. I’m starting a program to get a […]

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