As a kid, I struggled in school. I really began to notice my struggle in 4th grade. By the time I was in the 5th grade I had my first "Bad grade". It was a D or an F. It was math. I had been unable to see the board, even after being moved closer. My mother took me to a eye doctor, who said my vision was fine. A year later, continued problems with grades and more complaints that I couldn't see, another eye doctor...who told my mother I was blind as a bat living without glasses. Somehow I had managed to struggle and pass the past two grades. This was not in my favor, as I struggled the remaining of my school career, trying to play catch up.
Late last spring, my daughter (who is in 4th grade) told me she was having vision problems. I took her to the eye doctor who fitted her with everyday glasses. They look precious on her. I couldn't help but think of my own experience. Sledge too, has to work in math. Unlike J Smooth , who is a seven year old math prodigy (like his Dad and Grandma). Smooth is doing multiplication and division, multiples addition and subtraction and loves it as if it were a game. Sledge's strength is writing and reading. To play a bit of catch up I ordered the DVD's .....
Conjunction Junction, what's your function? Hooking up words and phrases and clauses.Conjunction Junction, how's that function? I got three favorite cars That get most of my job done. Conjunction Junction, what's their function?I got "and", "but", and "or", They'll get you pretty far.
I was obsessed with these little mini toons that came as a "movie short" between Saturday morning cartoons (when cartoons were only on Saturdays, remember?) I knew all of the songs and could sing them all word for word.......
I'm just a bill. Yes, I'm only a bill. And I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill. Well, it's a long, long journey To the capital city. It's a long, long wait While I'm sitting in committee, But I know I'll be a law someday At least I hope and pray that I will, But today I am still just a bill
It got me through many test in school. It was my bankable go to answer to test questions. All I had to do was get the tune in my head of a School house Rock song, or one that I had made up myself.......
When you're in the dark and you want to see, You need uh... Electricity, Electricity Flip that switch and what do you get? You get uh... Electricity, Electricity Every room can now be lit With just uh... Electricity, Electricity
My all time favorite one was about Janet. Thank goodness I have two friends named Janet-so I get to break this one out pretty often from the vault of songs......
Interplanet Janet, she's a galaxy girl, A solar system Ms. from a future world,She travels like a rocket with her comet team And there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen, No, there's never been a planet Janet hasn't seen
I am not really sure that the DVD's are helping my children out as yet. But I am putting my money on it, er, I guess I already did in my purchase. My kids don't seem to find the songs as endearing as I did, but I also purchased the CD's to listen to in the car. This way I can play them and implant these tunes on the brains of my children in the hopes the tunes will one day help my own children. Why you ask? Because......
As your body grows bigger Your mind grows flowered It's great to learn Cause knowledge is power!
It's Schoolhouse Rocky That chip off the block Of your favourite schoolhouse Schoolhouse Rock!
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Leigh discusses home decor, thriftiness (its an art) road trips and life as a stay at home mom. Leigh is a full time mother, a part time photographer, writer and wanna-be roller derby queen/rock star. Her photography and written work is featured in several professional business and local publications. She owns her own photography business, Photographic Memories. Leigh resides in the south with her three children and husband "Big Daddy".
"Whatever you give a woman, she will make greater. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, be ready to receive a ton of s*&t."
Words of Wisdom
"Older and wiser voices can always help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen."-Jimmy Buffett
Sea Joy When I go down by the sandy shore,I can think of nothing I want moreThan to live by the booming blue seaAs the seagulls flutter round about me. I can run around when the tide is outWith the wind and the sand and the sea all about,And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish.Oh, to live by the sea is my only wish. - Jacqueline Bouvier
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream." --- Mark Twain
The cure for anything is salt water---sweat, tears, or the sea. ~Isak Dinesen
I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength.Philippians 4:12,13 NIV
Live a good life and in the end it's not the years in the life, it's the life in the years.~ Abe Lincoln
Let your boat of life be light Packed with only what you need --A homely home and simple pleasures,One or two friends, worth the name,Someone to love and someone to love you,A cat, a dog, and a pipe or two,Enough to eat and enough to wear,And a little more than enough to drink...For thirst is a dangerous thing. -- Jerome K Jeromefrom "Three Men in a Boat"
The love of God is like the ocean, you can see its beginnings but not its end.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
"We can make our plans,But the LORD determinesour steps" Proverbs 16:9
"Let us not forget what is best remembered or may we not remember what is best forgotten."
"Fish and overnight guest stink after three days." ~plaque at Fish Camp Restaurant, Orange Beach, Alabama
"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human being experience."
"A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today just the way you are." Proverbs 27:17
The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have. The richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.
Live simply. Love generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. Leave the Rest to God.
Worry is a robber of time and energy. Take comfort within that God's power is what we truly need. Heknows our needs before we can even ask for them.
If you worry, you didn't pray. If you prayed, don't worry. Faith is the ability to not panic.
Don't "find" a religion. "Find" your relationship with God. ~Bill Burgess
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you, too, can become great."-Mark Twain