This blog is my attempt to document our busy but BLESSED lives raising and educating our children for His glory. A child of God, wife to one, and mom to 6 fabulous kids. We are in our 15th year of homeschooling using a Classical ~ Literature based approach.

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Friday, April 23, 2010


I wanted to share with you the WannaBe Firefighter e-book from The Old Schoolhouse. What a great series this is to get a sneak peak into the lives of a real Firefighter. The information was well layed out and detailed enough for my older children, yet engaging enough for the younger ones too. This book could easily be used a full unit study and/or used for making a lapbook. I really liked that the book includes both manuscript and cursive writing examples for both younger and older students. To further enhance the learning experience the creative writing prompts for storytelling allow you to get into character and to use firefighter lingo. The girls had fun acting out scenes and taking turns being the firefighter and rescuing the trapped baby from the burning building. We all especially enjoyed the section on American Sign Language (ASL). This section showed you how to finger spell some significant words. Can you figure out what these say?

Be sure to stop by The Old Schoolhouse and check out the other titles available in this series and take a peak inside the lives of other career choices including a chef, a doctor,a missionary and many more.

So, what do you Wanna Be?

Okay, confession time here...when I was a little girl I used to want to be an 18 wheel truck driver. I thought it was so cool that the trucks had a cabin on the back and you could sleep in your truck. That and the horn!!!

Chat later!


  1. Stop, Drop and Roll :) Very Cute!

  2. It has been an amazing career that my husband enjoys, as a Firefighter!

    P.S. I have always been fascinated by 18-wheel rigs!! My secret wish is to travel cross country in one and spend the nights in the sleepers! HA!