Monthly Archives: September 2018

Viet Namese Adoptee Who Found His Family

This is a longish read, but it’s really interesting and captures some of the complexities of international adoption. Tuy was left with an orphanage as a baby, and according to their records, nobody knew who his parents were. He contracted polio while at that orphanage due to contaminated water. He was transferred later to a […]

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Review in a Charlotte Mason Education

From Wikipedia: “Spaced repetition is a learning technique that incorporates increasing intervals of time between subsequent review of previously learned material in order to exploit the psychological spacing effect. Alternative names include spaced rehearsal, expanding rehearsal, graduated intervals, repetition spacing, repetition scheduling, spaced retrieval and expanded retrieval.” This is basically the design behind SCM’s memory verse card technique.  Also from Wikipedia: “In the Leitner system, correctly answered cards […]

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All discoveries begin with wondering

One of the best ways to test your understanding of a geographical term is to read a description or definition, and then attempt to either draw it, or to model it using blocks or other small objects. Then look for a picture and compare the picture to your rendition, correction any mistakes in your understanding. […]

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Vintage Directions for Storing Sweet Potatoes

KEEPING SWEET POTATOES. Put a layer of corn-stalks on the smooth surface as thickly as you can, and cross-lay with another layer of stalks. Spread over the stalks about four inches of pine straw or any other straw. Next, nail together four planks or boards, forming a hollow. Bore holes in each side of this […]

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Raccoon tracks

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