Saturday, November 26, 2005

Juvenile Daytime Loitering - Know Your Local Code

All homeschoolers are part of an unique group of independent studies. While this allows some freedom to complete schoolwork on their own time schedule, it will not release them from many municipal codes. Our local Daytime Loitering of Juveniles section (58.05) requires all school age children to be on a school campus, or at home, or in an adult supervised setting, or on their way or from school or home.
This applies to school days between 8:30am and 1:30pm.

We discuss the code with our son. He is aware that he can be stopped by the police, be questioned and we would be called. He's usually in our present till 2pm.

You might want to also consider having your child carry a Student ID. Our son carries one that was issued from his Independent Studies Program.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Rona's Movie Review - 'Madagascar'

This very funny animated family movie is now available on DVD. My family really enjoyed. We laughed a lot. There's some funny side comments that only us adults will get. I love the team of penguins especially the leader. The kids will enjoy the various animals and songs. This is a definite movie rental. You're going to love this one.

Action/Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Kids/Family and Animation

1 hr. 26 min.

Rating: PG for mild language and crude humor

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Hot Dog On A Stick Deals

This is my husband and son's favorite stop at our local mall.

Hot Dog on a Stick is excited to announce the NEW "Hot Dog Deals" 2006 Coupons Savings Book. This book (up to a $35 value) is packed with great coupons and is yours FREE with a purchase of $10 or more at any of our locations! Be sure to stop by Hot Dog on a Stick or Muscle Beach Lemonade & Hot Dogs and get yours today.

Visit Hot Dog On a Stick for a list of locations.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Writing Contest for Students - Ages 9 to 14 years old

Portico Books and Thumbprint Press, publishers of books for children, are pleased to announce the first-ever international Writing Contest for One-of-a-Kind Kids. This year’s contest is The Grannie Annie -- A Family Story Celebration. Students in grades 4-8 will interview family members and write a 250- to 500-word story from their family’s history. At least ten stories will be selected for publication in Grannie Annie, Vol. I, a paperback book. For full contest details, see

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Homeschooler Walking Club - Lastest Stats

Visit the Homeschoolers Walking Club site at Homeschooler section for the latest weekly stats. There are 108 participants signed up for the Walking Club so far and have walked a grand total of 2,295 miles.

It's not too late to sign up. You can join in any time. Parents are also welcome!

Take the Thanksgiving Quiz

I just finished the Thanksgiving Quiz at's Homeschool section. I actually received 80%! Not bad.

I hope your week is going well.

Monday, November 21, 2005

'Army Wife Talk Radio Show' Hosted by Tara Cooke

I recently added the icon for 'Army Wife Talk Radio Show' to my Blogs. Even though I'm not a military wife I enjoy listening to the show. Tara discusses issues that important to those spouses that have a love one on deployment. She also discusses issues that are important to all of us. Such topics as depression, communications in relationships, parenting have been discussed.

As a former Air Force brat and married to a former Navy guy I know that military life brings unique concerns. I want to support this show. I appreciate the sacrifice of the military and their families.

Please let your military friends and family know about this great weekly show. Also, visit the website. It has so much information, as well as ways you can support the show and our military.

Hello ! Hello! It's World Hello Day

November 21, 2005 is the 33rd annual World Hello Day. You can participate in World Hello Day simply by greeting ten people.

World Hello Day was begun in response to the conflict between Egypt and Israel in the Fall of 1973. Since then, World Hello Day has been observed by people in 180 countries.

As a global event World Hello Day joins local participation in a global expression of peace. Visit The World Hello Day web site for more information.

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