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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Wedding Award Tops off the Kinetic Education Install for a Carnival Finish

UPDATE 17.3.07
We won the GNMParents
Hot Stuff Award for our article

Exciting news: We've been nominated for a wedding article award. Only 16 sleeps left until our family focused wedding in the rainforest. Over at Child Protection: Serious Business, I posited whether children at weddings are acceptable or not. Overwhelming support has been pro children at weddings, BUT, even more exciting, somebody unknown nominated the article for a Hot Stuff award from GNMParents. Go vote if you agree that kids and weddings go together.

We now have a Maths and English program installed on Boy's laptop. He is this minute playing a spacial game (over and over again) and attempting to better his score and time. Impressed by his willingness to begin the program without prompting, pleading or bribing from me, I can only assess that the Kinetic Education program is a HIT! Eager to learn and navigate my way around the program, I sat with Boy and encouraged him to show me other things. "NO!" was his stern reply, "I do Math with [step dad], not YOU." Thank goodness step dad is home from his business trip today. Step Dad can learn Kinetic's math program with Boy and then show it to me.

After the install yesterday, Boy spent over an hour playing hangman (on Kinetic's English program). It was interesting watching him attempt word recognition and letter blends. This is a fantastic outcome as Boy is fundamentally opposed to learning anything to do with English. In Boy's words, "English is dumb."

Do we recommend the Kinetic Education program? We sure do. Thank goodness for computers and Kinetic's computer based educational programs. Boy is going to be in his element.

The Carnival of Homeschooling (Number 63) is ticking away over at Why Homeschool. The carnivals are magic places to find a plethora of valuable home schooling articles all in the one place. If you have any interest in homeschooling, the Carnivals are the place to hang out. I have learnt a lot about motivators, educational philosophies, lesson plans and time management by reading the home school occurrences of home educators world wide. Similarly, the 45th edition of the Carnival of Family Life is also up at Adventures in the 100 Acre Woods. Be sure to take a stroll in the woods and check out all the great submissions received. Tons of home schooling and other family related articles. And, while we're on the carousel, the Carnival of Hope: Volume 1, Number 7 is also posted at Rickety Contrivances of Doing Good.

Related article on the Hot Stuff Award: What's Worthy of a Hot Stuff Award? Parenting is.

Photo is of my oldest daughter on her wedding day.


Elisheva Hannah Levin said...


I thought that was you, and I wondered how you could look so young with grown children.

Enjoy the next few weeks. They will fly!

N. says he wishes we could come. He's saving his pennies for sometime when it is winter here and summer there! LOL

Megan Bayliss said...

Hi E and N

I used to look like her. Now I take great pleasure in telling her that I am what she is going to grow into.

I am so busy and overwhelmed that even ringing someone to come and do our gardens is a task too great.


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