Author Archives: Headmistress

Missionary Journeys: Bukidnon, Mount Apo

The pictures in this post are from the members of our congregation, from their recent preaching trips up into the mountains, but they are not necessarily in correct order and don’t necessarily match up with the text.  I get place names mixed up- but they depict recent missionary journeys by people I know and respect. […]

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Learning the Parts of Speech, Verbs and More

Here’s an example of the way I’d approach teaching grammar to a year 4 student in a Charlotte Mason education.   By now, they have several years of reading thousands of pages of well written literature, and using copywork to practice writing well written sentences under their belts.  Many of these things they will probably have […]

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Letter writing and manners

” Every letter should be carefully and distinctly written. No one has a right to inflict on another an illegibly written missive, it being the height of egotism to assume that a communication will be of sufficient interest to the recipient for him to be willing to make a study of it.” Caroline Bantung, in […]

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Fighting Cousins, an Old Tale

“Now then, Caspar, wipe those dirty feet of yours, and mind my fair linen, that you do not upset it into the fire with your clumsy ways! Dear heart it puzzles me for what the Almighty made the men. always in the way as they are, making a roughed field of my new-scrubbed floor: clamouring […]

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Apple Dumpling- Vintage Recipe

“Apple Dumplings” in olden times were basically a whole apple wrapped in dough and tossed in a kettle of boiling water, or later steamed. Much more recently they have been baked, and more often the apples diced and seasoned within. In the 1700s in one of his sermons, John Wesley used this dish as an […]

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