First, the do-not-end-a-sentence-with-a-preposition rule appears to originate from the 17th Century Latin-variance coined by John Dryden (1631-1700) in 1627 (Greene 2011). He argued that English required conformity from Latin, which rejects any leniency of end-of-a-sentence-with-a-preposition (Greene 2011; Lowth 1794, 104). Then Bishop Robert Lowth (1710-1787) continued the rejection of end-of-a-sentence-with-a-preposition as a Latin-based argument in … Continue reading English-language Snobbery
Well, March was a super crazy month at our house! We moved, ended our homeschooling journey, began a new public school journey, began making some new friends, saw some interesting places, read a lot of books... and So MUCH MORE. I think March was one of the busiest and craziest months that we have had … Continue reading All About March!
Thanksgiving is next week, and I am sitting here trying to figure out what in the world I am going to make. This year has been so crazy busy! My husband is constantly getting onto me for not sleeping more, but there is just so much to get done. I am one of those people … Continue reading My Thanksgiving Blues
The day has finally arrived, the dreaded back to school. I got the boy's curriculum in the mail this past week. We have been doing shorter days as all of their schoolwork had not yet arrived. But now, it is here, and we are ready to kick off another school year. Summer was fun while … Continue reading Back To School Is Here!
Home-school headaches, for real! Well, I finally did it. I FINALLY ordered the books that we are going to need to get this school year started. I really hesitated when it came to buying a curriculum this year. I struggled with what I wanted to get, what would be best for the boys, and what … Continue reading Juggling the home-school headache
Finals week is finally upon us! I have been buried in grading, writing finals, and prepping students. There are days I struggle, and wonder if I am really doing my job as a teacher. I do my best to encompass all types of learning into my classroom, in order to give my students the best … Continue reading The End of the Semester Is In SIGHT!
April has been flying by, and there are days I wonder if I am even noting the passing days. This last week was one that really pushed me to the brink of binge-eating all the chocolate in the house! It started on Monday. Monday's are rough anyway, but ya know, sometimes you have to shake … Continue reading Life Flying By…
Oh. My. Goodness. I am not even going to lie! It might only be Wednesday night, but this week has been BUSY! As a home school mom, this time of year always makes me panic just a little bit. March is almost over, which means we only have a few more months of school.... and … Continue reading Gasping For Air..
What a week it has been! I have been reading like mad, when I am not working. I have finished eight of the Amelia Peabody (written by Elizabeth Peters) books, and a few other books that are fixing to be released soon. Total this year, I have finished 27 books. My goal is 100 books, … Continue reading Late Night Rambles..