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, PSAT Did Not Go As Planned...Homeschool Rewards Zone, Issue #005
November 06, 2009

Sharing Life's Simple Rewards of Homeschooling

Homeschool Rewards Zone brings you the latest additions to one family's rewarding experiences of homeschooling simply.

Issue #005 ~ November 2009

Annette's PSAT Exam was rather disappointing...
As you all know, Annette has been practicing up for the PSAT exam. She took it October 14 at the public high school and we promised to tell you how it went. All was fine until the Math section. The instructor somehow "forgot" to give them the typical "__ minutes to go" warnings and declared "Time's Up"! That left many students with answers they had planned to go back to! (That is how they teach you to take the exam, leave those you're not sure of and go back.) It was frustrating for all the students. Oh well, we move on, right?!

1) Brain Teaser

Can you arrange for Jane to stand behind Lee and for Lee to stand behind Jane at the same time?

(Answer at bottom.)

2) Readers' Tips

1. Have your teen read Shakespeare aloud to YOU! Someone suggested we read aloud one of his comedies, so we chose Twelfth Night. I started reading it, but was not able to "get into it" and was about to throw in the towel when Annette came to the rescue. Thankfully we had The Pelican Shakespeare version complete with footnotes or I would have been completely lost:

VIOLA My matter hath no voice, lady, but to your own most pregnant and vouchsafed ear. Is TRANSLATED: My matter can be told to no one, lady, but to your own most receptive and willing ear.

Annette loves Shakespeare and encouraged us to not give up. In the end, Garrett and I were glad we let her continue reading. It was an amazing play. Get a spoonful of patience and check it out!

2. Play Dough -- Someone also mentioned that they have tried substituting 1 teaspoon of baking powder and one teaspoon of baking soda for the 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar and it worked fine. Anyone else tried it? Here's the recipe:

3) New Pages Added

Annette and I are still busy putting together an e-book. We're getting closer. Start thinking about where you'd like to take a Field Trip!

4) Terrific Contributions From Visitors Like You!

Every month we will share the best visitors' pages submitted the month before. We appreciate everyone's input, but there are some that really shine. My family votes on the best of the best. Here are this month's top picks (in no particular order):

Here are a couple of favorite games that were added this month: Rise of Nations, and Ten Days in the USA.

The Fire Stone - This fantasy adventure story was written by a 16 year old homeschooler!

Field Trips
Our Chicago Day - If you're planning a trip to Chicago anytime soon, take advice from someone who has been there...

5) # Visitors in October

We thought it would be kinda fun to let you know just how many of you are visiting the site each month. Last month finished out with 2,707 new visitors! Welcome!

Until next month, may you experience many homeschool rewards,
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Answer to Brain Teaser Yes. If they stand back to back!

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