i love school.
but, i do like controlling what, when, where and how my children are exposed to new ideas and moral decay.
i love teaching my kids.
i am constantly thinking about what i want my kids to learn and how i can teach them and expose them to grand ideas.
i want them to LOVE learning and always be SEEKING knowledge.
this is something the professor and i do a good job of...
and, in the light of these opinions i have to tell you my latest FAVORITE thing.
SERIOUSLY-- LOVE, LOVE it.
:) Ha!! (now you're laughing?!)
we watch movies every Friday night-- usually redbox $1.
i'm picky-- no PG13, no R, some PG (must be parent approved)
i felt the red box lacked options and Blockbuster is pricey.
i LOVE the old movies... classic... musical.. sweet... moral movies.
and, sometimes i like new movies.
i LOVE netflix.
for $8.99 a month we get one movie at a time... they come VERY fast. but, my FAVORITE thing is the selection. We've watched really great old movies... Pipi Longstocking, the Little Princess, Music Man, Counte of Monte Cristo, Labrynth, etc. I love that I get to pick and the kids either watch it or don't. They ALWAYS watch and they ALWAYS love them... even if they think they won't.
And, I get to rate movies so they know what i like and they are always recommending movies to me that are similar... they put stars under the movies listed showing their guess of what i would like.
this weekend (before we hooked up the Wii-- see below) we didn't have a netflix movie and so we stopped at Redbox.
We got 2 movies, accidently kept them for 4 days and paid $8. dumb.
MY MOST FAVORITE THING ABOUT NETFLIX...
they have TONS of WATCH NOW options.
movies that I LOVE.
i started WATCHING NOW, with Leah.
If she wants a movie I just open Netflix on my computer and I can pick lots of cute, short TV shows or Movies... (she can watch things like LIBERTY KIDS...)
Or, i give the kids the professor's laptop and let them watch a movie in their "forts"
and... I saw that they have BBC movies,
Like Pride and Prejudice... Emma... North and South... Wives and Daughters...
ooohhhhh. I LOVE these.
I've been watching them while i fold laundry... at night if the professor is up at school while i crotchet.
my computer is in my bedroom, but it's on the side of my bed and i kinda hated turning to watch a movie...
BUT... IT GET'S EVEN BETTER.
i just saw a button where you can get a free disk for your Wii.
they sent me a dvd and we put it in... i never had my Wii hooked up to internet...
it took the professor like 5 minutes to enter some code and TAH DAH!!!!!
now we can WATCH NOW thousands of movies on our Wii.
It's JUST LIKE Pay Per View for only $8.99 a month.
The professor and i watched North and South on Sunday.
it was PERFECT.
i cried when they kissed at the end.
so sweet, on my tv, i didn't have to buy it, i don't have to figure out where i'm going to keep the disk, and i can watch it again and again any time i want to.
we don't have cable... so that could be another reason why i love Netflix.
i know i'm a bit late in jumping on this band wagon.
but, just want you to know.
today Netflix is my fav!!
and, definitly my kind of HOMESCHOOL.
Note-- this is NOT a paid advertisement.
and, i promise not to devote every post of mine to selling things...
ps-- not sure that anyone actually reads these wordy posts, BUT, i do have to say one more thing.
i HATE pressing buttons on the DVD player. (i know the professor thinks i'm silly too.)
i HATE finding remotes and juggling this one for volume that one to push play...
with movies on the Wii, it's more fun, i just have to use the Wii remote and Tah DAH! i don't even have to skip previews.