Friday, February 20, 2009

Like a Machine Gun

What made me so excited tonight that on the way home my mouth was firing off as fast as a machine gun?


I went to the Friends of the Library annual book sale where I found a 2007 set of World Book Encyclopedias for $100. They are beautiful. My 10yodd and I both marveled that some of them felt as if they had never been opened. A note with the set quoted the online price of $300, while a new set at the World Book online store is $829. I'm thrilled to finally have a set, and a nice one at that.

Isn't it interesting what makes some people happy? ;)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

What We Are Shooting For

I've floundered a lot since we started homeschooling. I think it's like parenting. By the time I get it figured out, my children will be grown.

In June 2006, I began reading The Latin-Centered Curriculum by Andrew Campbell. Yes, I actually got butterflies while reading this book. I was that excited. Why? Dr. Campbell showed me that I can give my children (and myself) a classical education. He convinced me that it is possible.

If you are curious about why classical education (esp. Latin centered) is exciting to me, I hope you'll read this interview with Dr. Campbell.