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Just For Fun

I Took His Hand and Followed

My dishes went unwashed today,
I didn't make the bed.
I took his hand and followed
Where his eager footsteps led.

Oh yes, we went adventuring,
My little son and I.
Exploring all the great outdoors,
Beneath the summer sky.

 We waded in a crystal stream,
We wandered through a wood.
My kitchen wasn't swept today,
But life was gay and good.

 We found a sundappled glade,
And now my small son knows,
How Mother Bunny hides her nest,
Where jack-in-the-pulpit grows.

 We watched a robin feed her young,
We climbed a sunlit hill.
Saw cloud-sheep scamper through the sky,
We plucked a daffodil.

That my house was neglected,
That I didn't brush the stairs,
In twenty years no one on earth
Will know, or even care.

But that I've helped my little boy,
To noble manhood grow,
In twenty years, the whole wide world
May look and see and know.

-- Author unknown

 

 

The Twelve (no, Thirteen) Days of Home School!

 

On the first day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"Can you home school legally?"

 

On the second day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"Are they socialized?"

 

On the third day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"Do you give them tests?"

 

On the fourth day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"What about P.E.?"

 

On the Fifth day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"Y-o-u   a-r-e   s-o   s-t-r-a-n-g-e!"

 

On the sixth day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"How long will you home school?"

 

On the seventh day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"Look at what they're missing!"

 

On the eighth day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"Why do you do this?"

 

On the ninth day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"They'll miss the prom!"

 

On the tenth day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"What about graduation?"

 

On the eleventh day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"I could NEVER do this!"

 

On the twelfth day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"Can they go to college?"

 

On the thirteenth day of home school, my neighbors said to me,
"How do I get started?"

 

By Dianne Glasscoe, Bonnie Spear and Joann Summey of Lexington, NC.
Printed in "North Carolinians for Home Education."

 

 

1872 Rules For Teachers

 

  1. Teachers each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys.
  2. Each teacher will bring a bucket of water and a scuttle of coal for the days session.
  3. Make your pens carefully. You may whittle nibs to the individual taste of the pupils.
  4. Men teachers may take one evening each week for courting purposes, or two evenings a week if they go to church regularly.
  5. After ten hours in school, the teachers may spend the remaining time reading the Bible or other good books.
  6. Women teachers who marry or engage in unseemly conduct will be dismissed.
  7. Every teacher should lay aside from each day pay a goodly sum of his earnings for his benefit during his declining years so that he will not become a burden on society.
  8. Any teacher who smokes, uses liquor in any form, frequents pool or public halls, or gets shaved in a barber shop will give good reason to suspect his worth, intention, integrity and honesty.
  9. The teacher who performs his labor faithfully and without fault for five years will be given an increase of twenty-five cents per week in his pay, providing the Board of Education approves.