Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Magistra et Discipuli

We were able to visit so many historic sites and museums on this vacation, We are  going to count them as at least one day of school! (179 to go!)  We must complete 180 days of instruction, and that may include some field trips (we would not abuse that privilege). We visited memorials for Presidents McKinley, William Henry Harrison and Harding. We went to the Creation Museum and to the First Ladies Historic Site.  We had a great time!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

School Days!

Well, "Back-to-School" time is almost here! I am so excited.  We are going to be doing some different things this year, and Mom has lots of new material to teach.  John Thomas will be taking Latin I at the College.  James Martin will have some really interesting electives, and Virginia will have her favorite teacher for several subjects in her DVD lessons.  They are each participating in the A Beka SACS-accredited program. 

This year, we want to increase our reading a bit (me included!) and decrease the TV a lot.  Our school books are scheduled to arrive Monday and I will be working on organizing lessons by Tuesday.  We are all so grateful to be able to do this another year.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Corbin, KY--"Where It All Began"

One of our favorite stops is always the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Corbin, KY. This restaurant in Corbin was the original home of KFC. Inside, they keep a little museum with mementos from those earlier days. As you can see, KFC makes children grow tall!