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Becky Pfundstein
Sep 24, 2022
In General Discussions
Marguerite and I would like host a book club for girls ages 11and up. I was planning to use the book list for "older readers" in the Family Supplement of the Well Read Mom Reading Companion. I am inclined to use this booklist, even though I have not read all the books on it, for two reasons. First, my experience with their booklist for adults has been very good. It has challenged me to read books that I would not normally have chosen on my own, but that were good. So I have a lot of faith in their book judgement. Secondly, it is simple to use. The books are chosen and the discussion question are written. This should allow the girls to take turns leading the discussion. Tuesday afternoons, second Tuesday of the month would work well for us. If that doesn't work for others, I would consider Friday or Monday afternoon. I think 2pm would work well for Monday or Tuesday. Later would be fine for Friday. This is the booklist: The Magician's Nephew The Kitchen Madonna The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict Two Old Men (Tolstoy) or The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) Here in the Real World (Sarah Pennypacker) or The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane (DiCamillo) The Beatryce Prophecy (Kate DiCamillo) (or there are a couple of other options) Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule (Harriet Gillem Robinet) The Ostrich and Other Lost Things (Beth Hautala) Beyond the Bright Sea (Lauren Wolk) Feel free to reach out to me by email (rpfundstein@gmail.com) or text (201) 787-3864 Thanks. Becky
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Becky Pfundstein
Aug 08, 2022
In General Discussions
My sister-in-law, Marie Daly, learned yesterday that her 18 year old nephew, Ryan O’Connell, had drowned. He was trying to do some endurance breathing exercises in the pool where he worked. Thanks!
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Becky Pfundstein
Jul 07, 2022
In General Discussions
The following is from TAC (my alma mater) regarding their summer program in Massachusetts. I understand they still have spots open for young men. I did not attend the summer program myself, but I've only ever heard positive things about it from men and women: Summer has begun, but if you are still looking for some great opportunities over the next few months, I invite you to apply for the High School Great Books Program on Thomas Aquinas College’s New England campus from July 24 to August 6. Our Summer Program will introduce you to some of the primary written sources of Western civilization — the “Great Books” — and to the questions, ideas, and discoveries these works have inspired even to our own day. The program also includes daily sports, open-mic nights, evening socials, and many other fun activities. Additionally, attendees can look forward to meeting and spending time with some of the College’s students and alumni. The application for the Summer Program is quick and available online – why not begin yours today? Spots are limited and fill up quickly, so if you are interested, I encourage you to complete your application as soon as possible. I am always available to help with any questions during your application process, so please do not hesitate to reach out. Call me at (413) 834-1949 or email me at any time. I look forward to seeing your application! Yours in Christ, Jean Carlos Guerreiro Admissions Counselor Thomas Aquinas College New England | California+1 413-834-1949
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Becky Pfundstein
Apr 18, 2022
In General Discussions
Good news first. Adelaide Esther arrived Easter Sunday! 6lbs 11 oz. She is sweet, sleeping and eating like a champ! In other news, many of you know my dad, Mike Daly, and some of you don’t. But if you could pray for him I would appreciate it. The short story is, he is having serious heart trouble and is at the Avera Heart Hospital. For those of you who are more medical… atrial fibrillation was diagnosed last night. Echocardiogram showed calcification. Angiogram showed too risky to put in stent. We are still waiting on a full report. Happy Easter!!! He is Risen! Alleluia!!!
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Becky Pfundstein
Jan 26, 2022
In General Discussions
It’s early yet to be sure, but I’m concerned that we won’t make it to coop on Friday. We have had a slew of illnesses here. Last fall, I signed up to run gym for group one for January. Jumping rope is the theme. I found this YouTube video, which has some helpful suggestions as to how to teach little people to jump rope. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=n7u1gvoXdG0 And here is a link to some jumping rhymes. I had planned to teach a couple. https://buyjumpropes.net/resources/jump-rope-rhymes-songs-buyjumpropesnet/ So, is anyone potentially available to teach that class in case I still have pink eye or a sore throat or whatever the next thing is? Thanks!
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Becky Pfundstein
Dec 16, 2021
In General Discussions
Would anyone be interested in doing an art study like this together? https://enrichmentstudies.com/daily-art/ Not necessarily as part of coop. I like the art studies that this lady puts together and I think studying art together can help you see more than you might on your own. I would also be interested in a more Charlotte Mason structured approach of studying 5-6 paintings from one artist, 1 per week.
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Becky Pfundstein
Nov 22, 2021
In General Discussions
I have someone looking for resources on starting a home school debate group. The guy is in Canada and is a pastor involved with a homeschool group. So he is looking for general info — like curricula? Wondering if anyone has any resources they loved for this kind of thing. I have zero experience…I hope this isn’t a crazy question! 😁
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Becky Pfundstein
Aug 18, 2021
In General Discussions
Has anyone ever planned a group to go to the Symphony? And is there any interest in such a trip?
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Becky Pfundstein
Aug 13, 2021
In General Discussions
When: Tuesday, August 17, 7pm Where: 24934 478th Ave., Garretson, SD. Just two miles north of EROS, if that gives you a better sense of things. What: I will have tea and wine. Feel free to bring something in the cheese plate or dessert line. I’ve been thinking of doing this for some time, but what pushed me into action (besides summer coming to a fast end) i that a neighbor and friend of mine from St Rose in Garretson has decided to take the plunge into homeschooling her two daughters, Freshman and Sophomore, and her son, 4th grade. I would love for her to have a chance to meet some of you all! Let me know if you can make it! Reply here. Or email: rpfundstein@gmail.com Or call/text: (201) 787-3864 Becky
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Becky Pfundstein
Jul 03, 2021
In General Discussions
Has anyone used the Learning Language Arts through Literature program? If so, did you like it? It intrigues me. The idea of learning all that through literature appeals to me, but I'd love to actually see the material before making the investment. Cathy Duffy gives it a good review https://cathyduffyreviews.com/homeschool-reviews-core-curricula/composition-and-grammar/graded-language-arts-curricula/learning-language-arts-through-literature#
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