December 28, 2015

Treasure Valley Homeschool Conference

If you are local to the Treasure Valley, we would love to see you at the Treasure Valley Homeschool Conference! It is coming up in February 2016. For all the details and to register, go to

December 9, 2015

Title Swap

Rascal by Sterling North
And What About College by Cafi Cohan
The Girl Who Came Home by Hazel Gaynor

My Favorite Quotes from the Wizard of Oz

1.  “You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz. "All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”

2.  “Can't you give me brains?" asked the Scarecrow.
"You don't need them. You are learning something every day. A baby has brains, but it doesn't know much. Experience is the only thing that brings knowledge, and the longer you are on earth the more experience you are sure to get.”

3.  “Oh - You're a very bad man!"  “Oh, no my dear. I'm a very good man. I'm just a very bad Wizard.”

4. I cannot understand why you should wish to leave this beautiful country and go back to the dry, gray place you call Kansas."
"That is because you have no brains," answered the girl. "No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home."
The Scarecrow sighed.
"Of course I cannot understand it," he said. "If your heads were stuffed with straw, like mine, you would probably all live in beautiful places, and then Kansas would have no people at all. It is fortunate for Kansas that you have brains.

5.  You have had the power all along, my dear

6.  “For I consider brains far superior to money in every way. You may have noticed that if one has money without brains, he cannot use it to his advantage; but if one has brains without money, they will enable him to live comfortably to the end of his days.”

7.  “My people have been wearing green glasses on their eyes for so long that most of them think this really is an Emerald City.”

8.  “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others”

9.  “I think you are wrong to want a heart. It makes most people unhappy. If you only knew it, you are in luck not to have a heart.”