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Tidbits…

Some informational tidbits to share…

Remy at rest - RARE!

1. Our house is officially sold! This is a load of stress off our minds…now we only need to secure a dream house on the other end and all will be well on that front. Not only are we looking for something with lots of light, 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms, there must be space for the baby grand, as well. Oh, and a fenced backyard for Remy as he spends 75% of his day outside. What a great little dog he’s turned out to be. πŸ™‚

2. The girls’ Royal Conservatory of Music examination results for their piano are in…BDs all passed with either Honours or First Class Honours and the eldest has earned her first 4 high school credits by taking the examination for Grade Seven Piano.

3. The official swim year with the Sharks has nearly ended. The banquet was on Sunday and eldest daughter received “Most Improved” in her age category while the youngest received the

Coach's Award with Coach Brian. Absent is Coach Tove who is currently coaching the Dawson Creek Seals.

“Coach’s Award” for her dedication, commitment, attitude and excellence. Go Sharks!

4. Though there is still snow on the mountains which makes for a cool breeze, it seems that summer is finally thinking about sticking around. Happy Days!

Will keep you posted on our comings and goings, I promise. Until then, wear your sunscreen!

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Another school year is officially done! Wow. The time has flown and not just this year, but all the years past. I can hardly believe that my eldest is entering grade nine next year. Where did the time go?

At any rate, the greatest beauty of homeschooling is picking our own curriculum, so over the next week or two, BDs and I will be scouring though websites and catalogues looking for items and topics of interest. The second greatest beauty of homeschooling is that we can learn year round. This has always worked well for us in that the girls don’t have the opportunity to become bored over the summer.

Q: How does a homeschooler change a light bulb?

A: First, mom checks out three books on electricity out of the library, then the kids make models of light bulbs, read a biography of Thomas Edison and do a skit based on his life.

Next, everyone studies the history of lighting methods, wrapping up with dipping their own candles.

Next, everyone takes a trip to the store where they compare types of bulbs as well as prices and figure out how much change they’ll get if they buy two bulbs for $1.99 and pay with a five dollar bill.

On the way home, a discussion develops over the history of money and also Wilfred Laurier, as his picture is on the five dollar bill.

Finally, after building a homemade ladder out of branches dragged from the woods during a nature walk, the light bulb is installed.

And then…there is light!

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