Practice Test

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Sometime in January, both my children had to spend 45 minutes in a private school for a practice test, when they were in first grade. I could sit in the back of the room as long as I was completely silent. Many of us parents chose to do so and I know we all learned a lot through the experience.

Cat on a child's jacket

Our cat does not have to test. He just sits pretty on whatever jacket he can find on the floor.

The teacher up front read the test to the students question by question, explained how they are to think through the four answers given, and showed them on the board how to bubble in so that the computer reading the test results could pick it up.  Continue reading »

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Free Folk Music

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Just in case you did not know, at ReverbNation you can listen to free music created by people who are not rich and famous yet. Their songs are lovely. They speak about the human condition more so than the tunes that sell millions of records and win Grammy awards.

Ed Lee, homeschooling dad, folk singer, song writer

Ed Lee, homeschooling dad, folk singer, song writer

You can find country, folk, acoustic, alternative, pop and all kinds of other styles of music. Today, I would like to feature an artist I know personally: Edgar Allen Lee. We call him Ed. He and his wife homeschooled their children when it was not cool to homeschool, through the late 80s and 90s. Their son is a lawyer and their daughter, who has a college degree, works in the administrative office of an American symphony orchestra.  Continue reading »

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