Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fantastic Deal at Homeschool Freebie of the Day

 Homeschool Freebie of the Day has great resources available each day, if you are unfamiliar with their site, take a quick peek.

Right now (until midnight Thursday) Homeschool Freebie of the Day has a great offer for two very helpful homeschooling resources. They are The Home Educators Tutor and The Easy Homeschooling Library. Each one is only $11 or you can get both for $17. Each collection is chockful or material and information.

I own The Home Educators Tutor and really like it. However, I have not used it as much as I should. The literature selections are just awesome. So many I can't find any place else.

If you are slightly interested, take a look at the special sale page

Also while you are there, take a moment to down load the huge previews from each collection so you can take a closer look at what's included.

Act fast, these are only available until Midnight Thursday.

Monday, November 11, 2013

A Trip to See Columbus' Ships

Several weeks ago we had the opportunity to see replicas of two of Columbus' ships - the Nina and the Pinta. These ships are actual size and the public area is furnished the same way it was when Columbus sailed. With all the tour group members aboard it was easy to imagine how crowded it was people and supplies when the original boats sailed. 

To learn more about each of the ships and to see if the ships will be in your area, check out







During the tour my children were asked to help demonstrate the use of the windlass. This is a device which was used to raise and lower the ship in shallow water. While they only operated it a few turns, my children discovered this was not an easy way to move a ship.