Saturday, October 16, 2010

A poem by George Elliot

"If you sit down at set of sun
And count the acts that you have done,
And, counting find
One, self-denying deed,
one word
That eased the heart of him
who heard
One glance most kind
That fell like sunshine
where it went -
Then you may count that day well spent.
But if, through all the livelong day,
You've cheered no heart, by yea or nay -
If, through it all
You've nothing done that you can trace
That brought the sunshine to one's face -
No act most small
That helped some soul and nothing cost -
Then count that day as worse than lost."
 - George Elliot

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Loving Homeschool!

The kids were begging for school today.  I explained that it is a Saturday and usually kids don't have school on Saturday.  They insisted they wanted school... we had a full and fun day of lessons.  Really, how can I say no to kids who are begging to learn!?  We enjoyed reading The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, "Tabby Cat" read a story to us, we did a couple math lessons, and a science study of trees.  Fortunately I had done all my lesson plans for Monday on Friday night!  Now to make new lesson plans for Monday.