Accidental Blogger and Battle Scene

April 5, 2010 at 11:14 pm 1 comment

I was uploading pictures to put on my family blog and finally got a few pictures of some our westward expansion stuff for you. I inserted them in the post below if you’d like to see.

Forgive my laziness in not doing it for you before, but did you know I’m an accidental blogger? Some of you can verify this, but this used to be my family blog. I put up pictures of my kids and special things they did for school for their grandparents and other family and friends.

Then I started doing lapbooks. People started leaving comments that I wasn’t related to. I found out they found me through google alerts. At that time I had been putting pictures up on the web for YEARS and I had never started a following so it hadn’t occurred to me there would be a need to make my blog private.

Anyway, Erna (from Simply Lapbooks) asked me if she could link to my blog. I politely turned her down saying it was for family. But I offered her my country lapbooks as a condolence. I had made them with the intention of selling them, but the Lord convicted me I wasn’t to do that. But I had no one to give them to, so I was happy to share them with her.

Well, one thing led to another and now I’m the “owner” of simply lapbooks and my family pictures have moved elsewhere (I still don’t have it as private but no one finds us as long as I don’t talk about lapbooks!), and here I blog about lapbooks and homeschool and have been able to share lots of stuff! Thank you, God, for leading us where we never expected to go!

Oh! The Battle Scene.  I just posted about the Alamo (below), but tonight I found a new resource. It’s Alamo, the game. This says it’s for 6th-8th grade. I have not tried it. But it’s from a site that is for reenacting battles with paper soldiers. I’m working on putting up the battles in their specific locations on the world and American history pages of the Links blog.

My son (8 yrs old) saw me looking at the site and wants to try it. He’s small motor skills aren’t the best, so I don’t know if this will be good practice or frustrating. But he really wants to do it, so we will try it when we get to the Civil War soon. (We are currently doing slavery.)

Here’s the Alamo link.  The site is called Junior Generals.  Most of the things are descriptions to “act out” the battle with your paper figures. The Alamo is different. It is set up as a game. If someone tries it, let us know how it works. And I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes if we try a Civil War battle.

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  • 1. Jamie  |  April 11, 2010 at 4:07 am

    Funny how stuff like that happens, huh? I blog about everything, but the folks that find me through google searches usually are searching the oddest things! 😉

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