Friday, December 07, 2007

Today in History: Pearl Harbor Was Attacked

On this date, in 1941, Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. There were many heroic moments that day. One is Dorie Miller, a cook on the USS West Virgina, rushed to the deck and began firing one of the ship's large anti-aircraft guns at planes above. He continued firing till he ran out of his ammo and was ordered to abandon ship. For his heroism, Mr. Miller was rewarded the Naval Cross. As a side note, he was the first African-American to receive this honor.

Visit the following websites for more information. And don't forget your local public library. They have a selection of books, DVDs, videos and audio for you to check out.

Pearl Harbor.org

http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq57-4.htm

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Product Recommendation: Starbucks Advent Calendar


Our teen has been requesting an advent calendar for a few years now. My problem has been finding advent calendars that aren't made for small children.

Well, here's one that the whole family will enjoy! Starbucks Advent Calendar, is full of chocolates, attractive and affordable $15.95 plus s/h.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Hanukkah Story at About.com

One of the benefits of homeschooling is that when your child has a question you have the time and resources to answer it.

A couple of years ago, Marcus asked 'What's Hanukkah?' We checked out books, videos and DVDs, at the local public library and all learned the answer.

Consider stopping by Judiasm About.com for The Hanukkah Story

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

AT&T Announces It Will Phase Out Pay Phones

Can you even remember the last time you used a pay phone? Do you think it's a good idea to phase them out completely?

I would love to read your comments on this topic.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Menu Monday Plan - December 1

Tonight is The Closer 2 hour season debut. This is one of the few TV shows that our family actually looks forward to. We just love her Southern accent and quirky habits.

Marcus has transferred to Keystone High School last week. This is a certified distance learning high school program. They offer online and correspondence curriculum. After receiving his transcript evaluation we found that he's ahead of the game with Math but has to double up on Social Studies, in able to receive his high school diploma. He says he's up to the challenge.

Well, enough of that, now onto this week's menu plan. "Thank you!"

Recipes are courtesy of Taste of Home Easy Cooking for Diabetics.

Flavorful Tilipia Fillets, Coucous, Mixed Vegetables

Whole Wheat Pizzas (dough purchased from Fresh and Easy)

Simple Salisbury Steak, Red Potatoes, Broccoli

T-Bone Steaks, Grilled Parmesan Potatoes

Lemon Roasted Chicken, Salad, Carrots

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