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Michelle in MO

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About Michelle in MO

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    Have homeschooled for 7 years; want to go back to graduate school
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    Reading, scrapbooking, stenciling
  1. I love this idea! I would be happy to be a supporter at both the Benedict Cumberbatch and David Tennant levels. I would like to toss out there the "Tom Hiddleston" level of support for $100. :)
  2. I finally figured out how to crop one of my own photos and use it as my avatar. Susan, I too would like to thank you for all that you do for these forums. I remember the old forums that came out shortly after the first edition of The Well-Trained Mind was published. You've done so much for the homeschooling community. No one should question your reasons for posting this thread, and all of us who use these forums (for free, we should remember) should be happy to comply with your requests. Thank you. :)
  3. Thank you, Susan. This is certainly something I will pay attention to in the future--for this forum and for others. I would also be happy to donate, should it come to that.
  4. Susan, I'm sorry that you're having to deal with this. I've gone back through my posts to 2008 and have not found any pictures. This thread raises a question in my mind: why this forum? why now? Granted--I'm not privy to all the issues, nor do I pretend to understand all of the ramifications. However, on most of the social media websites, such as Twitter and Facebook, for example, posters frequently access images from all over the internet--for profile pictures, for jokes, and for random posts. Are these websites ever called into question?
  5. It will take me a while to read through this entire thread. I'll just add my .02 worth here. I've been blessed to attend the annual CiRCE Conference for the past three summers--in Louisville, in Baltimore, and this summer in Houston. Each time I attend I come away both encouraged and challenged to the core. I have much to learn about classical education, even though that's how we attempted to homeschool our children. What I have appreciated the most about CiRCE Institute is the willingness of Andrew Kern (as well as the other speakers of the conference) to challenge deep-seated beliefs about education in general. The challenge in Boston was about assessment: why do we grade student? how did that practice originate? what constitutes assessment? how would the Lord have us assess our students? So, I may not be adding much yet, other than to say that through the CiRCE Institute I have learned so much. My advice would be to stick with it: listen to the various talks, ponder and meditate, and the practical implementation will become clearer.
  6. Your song lineup sounds wonderful, Zelda dear! Just let me know when you're ready to cut the CD, and I'll try to line up some singers for you. ;)

  7. Oh dear, you really do not want me to sing anything. But we should come up with a "mixed tape" of confession songs. "I Fought the Law", "Down By the River", "Janie's Got a Gun". We could wrap it up with, "I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me".

  8. Beans, I'm confused?!?!?!? Are you now a Diet Coke drinker instead of Pepsi?

     

    I'm on your side, either way ;)

  9. Zelda, dahling!

     

    Will you make a recording of "Walk the Line" for us? I loved your true confessions on that thread! Oh, and while you're at it, will you add "I Shot the Sheriff" to the recording? Are there any other songs with bad confessions we can add? You could make a CD and distribute it. I've got the title: "True Confessions".

     

    We love you, Zelda! :grouphug:

  10. No midnight watch here, either! Dd did get up on her own quietly, but I think she just wanted to be able to start making noise instead of being super-quiet. She's so used to my being up before everyone else that she just had to check if I was still breathing! We watched Firefly last night, and will watch a little more today, after a nap, of course!

     

    Happy New Year, everyone!

  11. Happy New Year, Zelda! I don't know how your new year started, but mine started with my oldest waking me up at 5:30 a.m. (that's late for me) and asking, "Are you dead?" I answered groggily, "Why would I be dead?" She responded, "Because it's 5:30 in the morning and I want to get up. I thought maybe you had died in your sleep!"

     

    So, thankfully I'm still alive, and it looks like you are, too. That's a great way to start the New Year, isn't it?

     

    Happy New Year, Zelda dear!

     

    :grouphug:

  12. Thank you, Yvette! Merry Christmas to you and everyone else who celebrates the holiday!

     

    Michelle :)

  13. No, I just love them both, plus I was experimenting with how to make a photo album. I am studying Latin now, though, through this Latin course with Professor LaFleur using Wheelock's Latin. I'm trying to step up the pace of my studies, because I feel the need to move things along a bit faster. Thanks for posting!

  14. Love the seasonal colors of sigs to go with your avatar. Also enjoyed your albums. Are you studying the classical artists? Reading the Latin manuscript pages?

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