A Lesson in Electricity

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We live in an older home, and although we have done some updating throughout the years, it always seems like something is breaking or going wrong.  For instance, the other day during reading time all the lights in the classroom started flickering.  It was bright and sunny outside so I knew it wasn’t the weather causing it and none of the other lights in the house were flickering.  I waited for my husband to get home hoping that it was an easy fix, but he’s not exactly the most skilled handyman so he just shrugged and said to call an electrician.

I’m the type of person who likes to do a lot of research and investigating before I hire just anyone to come into our home and do work, so I set out to find the best electrician Birmingham AL had to offer.  I found a company that had a lot of great online reviews and when I called them the woman who answered was so friendly and polite and said she would have her best technician at our house within the hour.  Talk about fast service!

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Exploring New Places

grocery store lessons

There are so many things I adore about homeschooling my three children.  One of the things I like the most is the flexibility we have in our schedule and the relaxed pace we are allowed to keep.  We have time to not only study particular issues or subjects, but also take field trips together to provide for a more hands-on experience.

For example, when we study math or finance, I assign the kids a budget and a list of items we need to purchase at a store.  Once we arrive at the store, this lesson allows them to price compare, learn about sale items or discounts using percentages, and decide if they have the funds to cover the expenses.  I have found that a lesson like this one teaches different focuses of math, and also teaches them a life lesson about budgeting money.  For some people, this is not a lesson that is easily acquired.  I think many adults have had little opportunity to actually apply lessons they learned in school to real life situations.  Perhaps that is the cause of so many individuals who are facing personal debt.  I cherish the chance to teach my kids the lessons that could affect them for many years to come.

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