Tuesday, December 7, 2010

This and That

If you guessed Despicable Me on the last post, you were right. Two new movies but she chose the one she'd already seen. I don't blame her and I like it too. I'm sure there are people who have a fit because the "villian" only wanted the girls to use them at the beginning, but he gets it by the end so that's good.

Shrek memory for $5 at Walmart. Lots of fun. Have never watched Shrek because I'm not sure I could stomach it, but I'll probably netflix it after being on the ride at Universal a few times.

Jasmine and I had such a long drive to Orlando and back that we listened to A Wrinkle in Time on tape and Number the Stars on CD.
I was impressed by all the Christian/biblical references in A Wrinkle in Time. There was also a psalm quoted in Number the Stars and that's where the title came from.

If you are homeschool, consider having your children read these two books. There is a lot of information and unit ideas online--even vocab lists and comprehension questions.

This was stolen, er borrowed, from James Watkins http://www.jameswatkins.com/

Top Ten Politically Correct Christmas—excuse me, Holiday—Songs
10. Chestnuts Roasting on an Environmentally-friendly Fuel Source
9. Rudolph, the Endangered and Exploited Species
8. We Three Politically Oppressive Patriarchs
7. Rocking Around the Recycled, Flame-retardant, Artificial Christmas Tree
6. All I Want For Christmas is a Dental Plan
5. Frosty the Snowperson
4. I Saw Mommy Suing Santa Claus for Sexual Harassment
3. I'm Dreaming of a Racially Diverse Christmas
2. I'll Be Home For Ramadan (or Chanukah or Kwanzaa or Winter Solstice or . . .)
1. We Wish You a Non-sectarian Holiday


One Crowded House said...

I need to check out wal-mart's game isle... I saw they had quite a few for 5 and 10 dollars.

Karen said...

An entertaining post, Kathy!

Janna Qualman said...

Loved Despicable Me! Any story full of redemption grabs me and holds me.

Best to you and your family!