Newsletter June 8, 2009

In This Knewsletter:
1.  Redhead Ramblings – Evil Piggy
2.  Latest Sale
3.  Freebies to Share!
4.  New School Year Planning
5.  Weekly FREE Homeschool Resources
6.  Great site for finding homeschool books

Redhead Ramblings…
Wow!  We just returned from a trip to see my husband’s family out in New Mexico. If any of you have been reading my blog, then you may already know about this….
My mother-in-law’s closest companion is a pot bellied pig named Ugg.  Now, Ugg isn’t a very friendly pig.  She wasn’t very happy about having all of us in her space, and she didn’t mind letting us know.  Every time we would get within a foot of her, she would squeal like we were killing her or something.  It was a little funny at first…but the entertainment-factor soon died out after the first day of our visit.

The day after we arrived, Shelby and I were in her office, looking at her movies and trying to choose  one to watch.  I guess Ugg felt that we weren’t supposed to be in that room, and she took it upon herself to let us know.  She came into the room and just stared us down, squealing about every 30 seconds.  Shelby started to move from the chair she was in, and as soon as she moved her foot, Ugg went piggy crazy!  She actually charged her foot!  I said, “Shelby, she just wants to be your friend.”  Shelby replied, “No!  She wants to eat me!!!”  Unfortunately, I think that Shelby’s version was closer to the truth than mine.

A couple of days ago, we were getting loaded up in the truck to go to Mexico, and we realized that my mother-in-law had left her birth certificate in the house.  So, I volunteered to go back inside and get it.  WHAT could I have been thinking??  Without even thinking, I unlocked the door and proceeded to the spare bedroom, where she kept her file box of documents.  I flipped on the light and kneeled down by the box and started going through the files to find the birth certificate.  Suddenly, I found myself trying to catch my breath and move faster than I have ever moved in my life.  Ugg was in the corner, and she was looking at me like I was her dinner!  She started squealing at the top of her piggy lungs, and I screamed at the top of mine.  Hers was much louder, and she won.  I was out of there with that birth certificate before you could say, “Bacon!”

Then, today, right before we left, my mother-in-law asked for help in cutting Ugg’s nails.  Again….what were we thinking?  Well, my hubby being the fearless hunk of a man that he is, he got the clippers and took on the challenge.  I was in the bathroom at this time, and he and the pig were in the kitchen.  I suddenly heard Ugg sounding like she was being beaten.  I darted out of the bathroom and ran to the bathroom to find my 6″ 4″ husband cornering the 12″ tall pig….and the pig was winning.  So, I thought that my 4″ 10″ self might be able to help.  I mean…it was just a 12″ tall pig, right??  So I tried to hold her back end while he tried to clip one toenail.  Suddenly, it sounds from the pit of hell came from Ugg’s mouth….and she took off down the hall and into the office.  Well, now we had her cornered, right?  So now it should be easy, right?  LOL! Right! Wrong!!!!!  Anyway, the pig’s nails are still long…..and will probably end up in the Guiness Book of Records for the longest piggy nails.
Moral to the story:  Never attempt to cut the nails of an evil piggy.  It’s easier to just make pork chops.

Cyndi Kinney, R.N., Ed. D.
Knowledge Box Central

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Online Freebies:

This is just a small list of “free stuff” that I have recently found online.  I hope it helps someone out there!  If you have freebies to share, let me know, and I’ll add them in the future!
1.  Chore Charts:
This site is WAY cool!!  Create your own charts – and not your ordinary plain ones.
3.  Apologia Science Resources GALORE!!!
This site has co-op schedules, bookmarks, study cards, etc.
New School Year – New Plans
Are you working on planning your next school year?  Most of us are, and it’s so frustrating trying to figure out what worked, what didn’t, what to do the same, what to do differently.  I love and hate this time of year…all at the same time!
If you would like to get a little more organized next year, I would love to suggest a few products that may make life easier for you:
1.  The Image Bearer (TM) Charlotte Mason Planner
This is an interactive lesson planner that allows you to type in your information and use it over and over again.
2.  Stages of the Ages (TM) Timeline Notebook
Nothing ties history together like a Timeline Notebook.  However, all Timeline Notebooks are NOT created equally.  We have used several different ones over the years, and we always found ourselves frustrated because we ran out of space and couldn’t continue the same Timeline Notebook year after year.  Finally, this frustration resulted in my creating our own Timeline Notebook.  It is SERIOUSLY the ONLY Timeline Notebook you will EVER need.  You can add pages when needed and remove pages when needed.
3.   United States Government Lapbooks
These come with an ENTIRE Study Guide, so you need NO other books to complete a government credit!  These lapbooks come in 3 different age levels – K to 2nd, 3rd to 6th, and 7th to 12th.
4.  Literature Analysis / Book Report Lapbook
This is a lapbook for upper grades (4th to 12th) and COMPLETELY analyzes ANY book that you choose.  You can use it over and over again INSTEAD of boring book reports.

FREE Homeschool Resources EVERY WEEK!
You may already know about this great website and resource…but just in case…
If you want to receive a FREE homeschool resource EVERY WEEK, you need to sign up to be a member of CurrClick!
It’s FREE to sign up, and you will get a newsletter each week, telling you which resource is FREE that week.  Also, they have sales all the time, and many of the prices are a lot less than on the publisher websites!
I thought I’d give you a link to one of my favorite places to buy books.  They have GREAT prices:

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