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An Acrophobe's Adventures in Education & Aviation
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Our mechanic was in the Army long before we met. That's where he had his first hands on training with aircraft. He was a crew chief for the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. If your not familiar with this slightly awkward looking plane, it was used for photo observation and electronic reconnaissance.... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you're the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside. Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
Thank you Kim! Love you guys, too!
The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever. - Jacques Costeau Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
Flying is not my dream. (I wanted to be a marine biologist) It is however, my baby's dream I should have known. I should have ben prepared. Thinking back I should have realized her kicking wildly in my belly every time the jump plane engines started up was a sign.... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
A year and a half ago I took my mechanic to the airport for his first trip overseas to work. On the way home my future pilot and I stopped at Target for some Starbucks and a little shopping to distract us from the thought of being without our spider... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
After looking forward to our trip to the Strawberry Festival for a month (and keeping it a secret from my future pilot <- a miracle! I can't keep a surprise secret EVER!), I some how made it through the entire day only consuming half a strawberry! It came on a... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
March is a wonderfully busy month for our family. It seems like every activity we have been looking forward to is packed into these 31 days. Add in three family birthdays (my Dad , my sister & my step-son), an uncooperative computer and preparing for company at the end of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
So happy Dad had a nice birthday and you guys were able to celebrate with friends. Those kind of restraunts are Brenna's favorite. She had a great time making Papa's video and I'm sure we'll make more as I learn to use the editing program. I'll try to catch up with you guys soon, we're having a busy week. I'll be working on blog posts about the Grant Seafood Festival, The Strawberry Festival and the TICO Airshow that's coming up this weekend. It's the month of fairs and festivals! xoxo Ashley
{With rain and clouds on the schedule for tomorrow, we're headed for some outside fun today. Grant Seafood Festival - Here we come!!!} Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
After our impromptu movie night earlier this week, we decided to have another tonight. Netflix did not have Tora, Tora, Tora! (the mechanic's suggestion) so we went with Journey to the Center of the Earth, the original 1959 version. It's another that I had never seen, but generally all my... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
I usually create/schedule all the lesson plans and educational experiences, but sometimes the mechanic surprises me (like how my new vacuum cleaner can lead to a discussion about turbine engines). After a long hot bath with my kindle I found my future pilot watching a movie instead of headed for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
After being laid up with some cold crud (no fever but lots of congestion and some killer headaches) I finally felt energetic enough to tackle a few of the projects I found while being laid up in bed. We were out of staples and living on take out and Valentine's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
I shut my eyes in order to see. - Paul Gaugin Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for your love and support. I am blessed to have you in my life. xoxo Ashley
{I wrote this last year during strawberry season. Just saw an ad for the Strawberry Festival and now I'm craving it!} I love canning. Not because it's a family tradition or that we live somewhere that requires huge stocks of food for the winter. I taught myself and we live... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
{this is what happens when you realize you can see your eyelashes} Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
Last July while the mechanic was busy fixing airplanes someplace sandy, my future pilot and I were driving back and forth from our home on the Space Coast to national dance competition in Orlando. If you're not familiar with the scheduling of dance competitions it is a requirement that they... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
The tall one in the back is our baby and pilot in training. By age one she could spot any aircraft in a hundred mile radius and by age four she could recite Top Gun word for word and was requesting flight time. Our handsome mechanic/husband/father is on the left.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
Rosetta Stone is amazing. It's presented almost like how you would have been taught to speak as a baby. From the very beginning, everything in ours was written in Cyrillic. Your learning to associate the picture with the word you are hearing and seeing. I went in the classroom the other day and was pleasantly surprised to see her listening to words and then spelling them in cyrillic. Check out their website for some other examples. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 21, 2012 on How We Homeschool at High Flying Homeschool
Thank you Kim!! We have learned so much this year. Instead of just being "school" it's become an adventure for our family. xoxo Ashley
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2012 on Why We Homeschool at High Flying Homeschool
That was one of the most beautiful days! It was an amazing moment to realize we were learning about flight with beautiful seagulls and sand pipers flying around us. We had one little sand piper hop up between my daughter and I to listen to the lesson. :)
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2012 on How We Homeschool at High Flying Homeschool
Last summer I turned my craft room into the school room. It became a dedicated place for learning with 2 desks, a new computer, book shelves and the very important U.S. and world wall maps. Most days this is where school happens. We've also done lessons in the car, on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2012 at High Flying Homeschool
Beautiful pics!!! That's one of my favorite views, too. I'll have to take a river sunrise pic for you when I walk the bridge in the morning. XOXO Ashley
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