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Angela Walters
Angela Walters is a Christian wife, mother, writer and crafter. She lives with her husband, Michael, and six children near Chicago, Illinois.
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Think about the world and have a great weekend! All images are via 9GAG. Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2012 at anecdotage
I second that!
Toggle Commented Sep 5, 2012 on SIMPLE STYLE. at BLEUBIRD BLOG
I love everything about this post. Yours is fast becoming my favorite blog.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2012 on BITS + PIECES. at BLEUBIRD BLOG
Posted Aug 31, 2012 at anecdotage
I've done a lot of research into preparing for college. Colleges do not require elementary or middle school records for admission. As far as high school transcripts there are many organizations that can be found through HSLDA (Home School Legal Defense Association) and through other sources that offer transcript services. They provide a schedule for necessary high school credits and what types of coursework will earn them, as well as standardized testing. Many elementary home schools do have their children do yearly standardized testing (many school districts allow homeschoolers to sign up for testing at the schools) just to make sure they are performing at or above grade level according to state standards, though in some states its not mandatory to do so. Also there are many "ready-made" high school homeschooling curricula available that allow for self-paced study and make sure that all necessary high school credits are covered. I'm currently homeschooling my high school freshman using one of these. We also belong to a homeschool group where he meets once a week with "classmates" and has a day of school with them and then completes the rest of the week at home. Hope this helps some people.
Toggle Commented Aug 29, 2012 on PLANNING. at BLEUBIRD BLOG
In science Mary, Martha and I are studying biomes. Specifically forests. There's lots to learn from trees, as you can see by this cute poster. This artist might have overlooked it, but I know this tree has one more piece of advice which is that we should always proclaim, "Holy,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2012 at anecdotage
This is an amazing giveaway! Thank you!
Toggle Commented Aug 22, 2012 on A BLEUBIRD GIVEAWAY - CLOSED. at BLEUBIRD BLOG
Wonderful pics. Just wonderful.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2012 on CHEEEEESE! at BLEUBIRD BLOG
What a delightful post. Thanks for sharing this special day.
Toggle Commented Aug 20, 2012 on A LITTLE PARTY. at BLEUBIRD BLOG
Sioux Falls is in a city park next to the stockyards. I know, weird right? The Badlands (goose pimple time) more Badlands aaand more Badlands (we spent a lot of time there). Dead Presidents. Just kidding, I was floored by the majesty. Mt. Rushmore was my favorite stop, I think.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2012 at anecdotage
The sound of the bathroom door closing incites hunger in all children. True fact. Have a great weekend! Image is by someecards via Pinterest. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2012 at anecdotage
Sorry for leaving a second comment but I intended to respond to another commenter who wondered if religious homeschoolers allow their children to socialize with people outside of their "sect". I chuckled a little when I read that because 1. Every religious family is different, so there is no one practice that we all adhere to, and 2. For my family that would be a big yes. How else would my children know the views and beliefs of others unless they spent time with them? In my opinion, because homeschoolers are so sensitive to the need for social outlets for their children (and for my family at least, knowledge of other religious and non-religious beliefs) it ends up being a win for homeschooled children because it's such an intentional part of their upbringing. There. Done now.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2012 on A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. at BLEUBIRD BLOG
Wonderful choice in literature, James. I appreciate you sharing your plans. We're a homeschooling family also using a combination of classical Christian, Charlotte Mason and Montessori. Never mind the naysayers. In addition to home schooling, I also teach knitting classes, and lead a neighborhood girl's club for children (both home schooled and public schooled) and overwhelmingly the public school kids are unable to sit still, giggling, talking when they should be listening, and distracted. By comparison the home schooled kids are listening attentively, following directions and staring bewildered at their undisciplined counterparts. I can just hear that teacher saying, "Poor home schooled kids. So awkward, look how they stare. They don't know how to act." When it's just the opposite, home schooled children usually *do* know how to act. They act maturely, with discipline, and with self-control. Something that teacher is probably not used to as a rule. Just my two cents. Keep up the awesomeness.
Toggle Commented Aug 16, 2012 on A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. at BLEUBIRD BLOG
Rachel Joy Scott I first read this transcript in a facebook status posted by a friend of mine. I thought it too wonderful not to share with you. On Thursday, Darrell Scott, the father of Rachel Scott, a victim of the Columbine High School shootings in Littleton, Colorado, was invited... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2012 at anecdotage
Dropping Najah off at New Saint Andrews was hard. We got her all moved in last Monday and had a lovely dinner with her host family and other housemates. In her usual bubbly manner, Najah joined right in with the goings on in the house and seemed to be getting... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2012 at anecdotage
This is pretty hilarious. I've always wondered. Warning: contains "fake" strong language. Have a great weekend! Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2012 at anecdotage
I think the Swedes get interior design. Modern, clean, with just the right touches of texture, warmth, and antiquity. By following some links on Pinterest, I came across this website, a word of which I understand not. But I do understand pretty photos so I decided to share some with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at anecdotage
Okay, it's not exactly "college", per se. You're not going to earn degree credit, but they are free college courses! Open Culture posts a list of over 500 free courses from major universities (Harvard, Yale, Oxford, et al.) in any number of disciplines. The courses are delivered in several formats... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at anecdotage
Source: Uploaded by user via ClassicalConv on Pinterest Once again we are schooled by Clive Staples. Have a great weekend! Above image was found here. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2012 at anecdotage
I get so excited when I see Christian art that is not corny. I'm liking this well-designed graphic poster by Christian graphic designer and musician, Jonathan Ogden of Typographic Verses. His posters are available at Society 6. Just a little warning: if you browse the entire art selection at Society... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2012 at anecdotage
I'm shouting hooray that I finally got to harvest the first tomatoes from my garden. Only a handful were left after we treated ourselves to stuffing our faces with little ones as sweet as grapes and slices of the larger ones that were the most succulent ever. A new shipment... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at anecdotage
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Posted Jul 27, 2012 at anecdotage
Angela Walters is now following Julie Marabelle
Jul 25, 2012
Mary, Martha and I will be making paper flowers when we study Mexico in the first few weeks of the new school year. You probably made them as a kid yourself out of brightly colored tissue paper or Kleenex and pipe cleaners. Imagine my delight at seeing Anthology magazine's spread... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2012 at anecdotage
Being a married Christian is a function of simply being a Christian. In other words, we should not expect to find a set of marital "techniques" that are unrelated to the task of living as a Christian generally. For the unmarried, the best preparation for future duties is a pleasant... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2012 at anecdotage