March – a Slow Start to Spring

Here is a little bit of March in Review!

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Lots and lots of reading!

 

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Dissecting owl vomit! (She loved the fact that it was like being an archaeologist, discovering what the owl had eaten!)

 

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Eliana’s mid-year dance class for parents to watch!

 

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Such a cutie!

 

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Finally getting outside as the weather started to warm up!

 

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A boy and his dog…

 

We also had a fairy tale birthday party for the girls, but I don’t have pictures of that yet :)

 

February in review

February was a month of craziness here! Here are the highlights of our month:

 

Training Olivia to be ready for the Olympics.

Training Olivia to be ready for the Olympics. 

 

Eliana's dance class started!

  Eliana’s dance class started!

 

I learned that my favorite winter weather is getting a foot of snow one day and having 50 degree weather the next!

I learned that my favorite winter weather is getting a foot of snow one day and having 50 degree weather the next!

 

Zachary wasn't too thrilled with the snow...

Zachary wasn’t too thrilled with the snow… 

 

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Learning about chocolate in Coop… yum!! 

 

Gramps is always good for a story!

Gramps is always good for a story! 

Now we just need spring to come!

 

 

 

 

 

Bill Nye Science Guy’s Opinion on Homeschooling

Bill Nye's holds disappointingly poor opinion of homeschoolers. Image by Ed Schipul.

Bill Nye holds disappointingly poor opinion of homeschoolers. Image by Ed Schipul.

I grew up watching Beakman’s World. I loved that show. Then Bill Nye the Science Guy started taking over and I didn’t like him much…must have been that child’s intuition given his newly publicized opinion on homeschooling.

Today on his facebook page, Bill Nye asked for questions. A homeschool mom asked if he had ever considered writing a science curriculum and several other moms agreed that was a great idea, that they would love to buy a Bill Nye the Science Guy curriculum. His response:

Use your judgement. The rest of us out here, want your kids to appreciate society and the importance of working together in school and in life. A person working alone will probably not build the future 797 airplane, for example. It takes people who can work with and around people. Carry on.

So let me get this straight: homeschool kids do not appreciate society or the importance of working together in school or in life, and will be unable to work with and around people.

I feel in this case it is useless to argue with crazy. So instead, let me say a word to fellow homeschoolers:

The last two words of his post are the most important: Carry on.

Carry on doing what you are doing – in the best interest of your children.

Carry on with extracurricular activities that put your children into groups of other kids, both their age and not.

Carry on seeking out help and awesome curriculum (although I would probably avoid Bill Nye from here on out…)

To Bill Nye: Yes, I will use my judgement. I will raise my children to appreciate society and teach them to work together in school and in life. Whether my children grow up to build the future 797 airplane, or not, I will ensure my children have the opportunities necessary to work with and around people. I will carry on homeschooling.

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