Killing Time Between Battlestar Galactica’s…

Being peeved with the move to Sundays notwithstanding, I am anxiously awaiting the return of Battlestar on the 21st.  Season 3.5 begins with an episode called “The Rapture” which, hopefully, will be nothing like the David Duchovny film of the same name. mrgreen  There are rumors floating around the ‘net about Starbuck’s death, but I don’t buy it.  There’s been some discussion about this rumor at Sci-Fi Chics and the general consensus is that it’s a foiler.  What I *would* like them to kill is her relationship with Apollo… they have a sibling-like vibe so watching their make-out scenes is all kinds of EEWWW for me.

But mostly I just want to know who the remaining Cylons are.  I think Baltar is too obvious a choice, but I don’t know…  could be Tigh… THAT would be an interesting twist.  I just can’t see anyone else being a toaster-in-disguise that would work story-wise.

In other news from the world of Sci-Fi Geekdom, I was reading at SyFy Portal that Daniel Craig wants to throw his hat into the race to play Kirk in the upcoming Star Trek XIPlease please please…. ANYBODY but Matt Damon!!!

An intro…

Welcome! I am Firefly, headmistress and senior faculty member of Three Circle Farm School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. . Erm, yeah… Harry Potter is big in our house! Peep #1 read ALL of the books last summer and has now talked me into doing the same. I love them so far!

Anyhow, for this first post I'll talk about homeschooling.  I started homeschooling the "peeps" (ages 8 and 6) in September of 2005 because we wanted to be able to let them move along at their own paces and be able to introduce them to subjects (French, Literature, Poetry, Latin, etc etc) that they wouldn't be getting in a school (at least not at their ages). We are ecclectic homeschoolers with a definite classical leaning. The first year after dabbling in a few unit studies we came across the curriculum/philosophy of teaching outlined by Charlotte Mason. We really enjoyed the CM method but as I was continuing my research on Charlotte Mason I discovered the Core Knowledge Series and ultimately The Well Trained Mind. We all LOVE WTM and plan to use this method exclusively for the 2006-2007 school year. In the end we might wind up with a sort of CM/WTM mix… and considering we also do "unschooling" activities in the afternoon, I think it's safe to classify us as Ecclectic Homeschoolers!

So that's our story. Welcome! I hope you will poke around and find something of interest.