Ring the School Bell 10/180- Cancellation Opportunities anyone?

            A pleasant flow dominated the day, an absolute contrast to yesterday.  A nice thing about summers in SoCal, because of the low humidity, is that even on heat-intense days, it can be nice and cool in the morning and evenings.  So before settling down to academics, I decided to get in a little gardening, one of my favorite past-times. Apparently, this morning I didn’t get out there quick enough, and before long, drenched with sweat, I had to change my clothes.  Back in the house, Sarah needed little assistance as she delved through her vocabulary book and algebra, where she explored the domain and range of equations.  Melissa, on the other hand, was bewildered by “cancellation opportunites” in the multiplication of fractions. She didn’t quite understand why something she considered so complex, was called an “opportunity”.  After a few attempts at an explanation, I felt the concept just needed to sink in for a while so we went on to something else.  Melissa’s favorite past-time is to read.  Homeschooling provides her with the benefit of filling her afternoons full of books.  First, it was the Mysterious Bendedict Society series, then the 39 Clues series, then the Percy Jackson Series, among others.  I took a photo of her engrossed in her Percy Jackson book today,  while sporting a cute little hat.  I secretly wished Percy Jackson could teach her math too. He would probably do a more effective job! I edited Sabrina’s English college essay on the negative impact of fast food advertising on kids, as well as I could.

Melissa lost in a book

            We can remarkably distinguish all the bunnies by name now, all five of them, even though they are all a shade of brown.  My friend came by with her kids to check on them. To cool them off, we carefully dunked them in a basin of water, one-by-bun, or rather one-by-one!  The bunnies loved it.  Icy frozen water bottles provided them additional refreshment.  Triple digits still reign, as I hopelessly wish for a soothing tropical summer rain.


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** Note to the Reader- Today’s narrative is part of our family’s school journey from a few years ago, during my eldest daughter’s senior year in high school, a rather emotional year, with its many ups and downs.  Every day’s blog entry coincides with a day from that special year.  It can be read from the beginning by selecting the “Ring the School Bell 180” category on the side bar.  Commence with the narrative, “The School Bell- What comes to mind when ‘you’ hear that bell?”

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May God shower blessings on your family as he has on mine.    Annette





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