Monday, September 25, 2017

Captain Bayley's Heir - A New Audio Adventure (A Homeschool Coffee Break Review)

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Once again, we had the great pleasure of reviewing an exciting audio adventure from Heirloom Audio Productions! We've been enjoying these stories in The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty series for a few years now, and expected the latest, Captain Bayley's Heir, to be another thrilling tale. We were not disappointed!

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Heirloom Audio Productions is passionate about engaging the imagination of listeners by telling great stories about real historical events through exciting audio drama. The stories are based on the novels written during the late 1800s by master story-teller G.A. Henty. Henty's stories of "virtue and valor, daring and determination, character and courage", which told about historical events and people as seen through the eyes of a fictional young person that he placed on the spot. In The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty series, Heirloom Audio tells these powerful stories through excellent voice acting, realistic sound effects, and powerful musical soundtracks.

Their newest audio drama, Captain Bayley's Heir, is a sweeping adventure that follows young Frank from his home in England across the Atlantic Ocean, and then across the entire American continent to Sacramento during the gold rush. As you can imagine, he has many exciting and dangerous adventures along the way! He also makes some very good friends, and he experiences God's grace for himself in very powerful ways. 

We received this adventure in a two CD set, along with access to the Live the Adventure Club where we could listen to the entire story online, and download the bonus content - the original Henty novel in eBook format, the official soundtrack, the cast poster, the inspirational hymn poster, a desktop wallpaper, and the Study Guide and Discussion Starter. When you listen online to the story, you can also follow a read-along script!

Captain Bayley's Heir

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Kennady and I listened to the CD in the car during drive times on the way to and from our activities. By now we've memorized the dramatic introduction to the story and recite it along with the announcer! But then we listen intently to Brian Blessed as Mr. George, to find out where he is currently traveling and what story he has to tell. This time he is in the American West, and as he chats at the campfire with his young guide, he is inspired to tell the story of Captain Bayley's Heir. 

Mr. George's narration accompanies the "live action" as we meet the cast of characters. The main character is Frank Norris, who lives with his uncle Harold Bayley, and is a student at Westminster School. He makes a daring rescue of a dog that belongs to a young crippled boy, and then befriends the boy and his family. Upon his return to school, however, he gets into some trouble when he and his friends sneak away to see a boxing match and get into a fight themselves. Frank is falsely accused of stealing some money, and when he is unable to convince the headmaster of his innocence, he runs away to America rather than be publicly expelled and humiliated. He is determined to make his own way and prove his worth to his uncle.

Frank works his way across the ocean on a clipper, then finds work on a flatboat on the Mississippi. He earns the respect and friendship of the flatboat pilot, who then helps him on his way to California where the gold rush has begun. Frank teams up with some new friends - Abe, Rube, and Dickens - on the wagon trail, and the four of them face indian attacks and other dangers together before arriving in California to stake their claims. There, they begin prospecting while also beginning a supply business to serve their fellow prospectors. Eventually, Frank befriends another young Englishman and his father, James Adams, and helps them on their claim which pays off big time for all of the men. When Mr Adams returns to England, Frank asks him to convey a message to Frank's childhood sweetheart, Alice, who is also a ward of Captain Bayley's. 

Mr Adams takes a long time to find Captain Bayley and Alice, who have been traveling Europe, but faithfully delivers the message. Finally Captain Bayley and Alice know where to find Frank and travel to California - and they arrive just in time, because Frank has been gravely wounded in a gunfight! 

Interspersed with Frank's adventures is the story of Captain Bayley and young Alice back in England, and how they discover Captain Bayley's heir, giving the novel its name. You see, Captain Bayley's daughter had married against his wishes and their relationship had been broken by Bayley's unwillingness to accept her choice and forgive her. After years without contact, Bayley had been trying to find his daughter to make amends, but she had already passed away. In a stunning twist, they find that her son was still alive and close at hand, and the family is reunited.

Throughout the story, the themes of second chances, forgiveness, and God's grace are echoed. In fact, my favorite quote is from Frank's friend Abe, who tells him:
Because it's God's grace that fills in the gaps. The Good Book puts it this way: "My grace is sufficient for thee."

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I mentioned the Bonus Content available through the Live the Adventure Club. If you prefer to listen to the audio drama online, you can do that, and there is a read-along script available to follow as you do. A great help for comprehension, especially when hearing unfamiliar words or following rapid dialog. Plus it's just fun! If you'd like to read the entire original G.A. Henty novel, you can do that online or download the eBook. (You won't be able to follow along as you listen though, as the story has been altered somewhat for the audio drama version.) You can listen to the full soundtrack online or download the MP3. And of course, you can download and use the 30-page Study Guide and Discussion Starter if you'd like to dig deeper into the history and themes of the story. The Study Guide contains background information on the setting and historical details in the story; and for each chapter of the story presents a full page (or more) of comprehension questions, discussion and thought-provoking questions, and vocabulary words. The "Expand Your Learning" feature gives further background on things like Victorian money and gold prospecting. It's easy to follow along because each chapter of the Study Guide lets you know which track on the CD or at what time stamp on the MP3 it's referring to. At the end of the Guide, there is some suggested further reading and there are three Bible studies based on themes in the story.

Captain Bayley's Heir - A New Audio Adventure on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - A Review for the Homeschool Review Crew

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Captain Bayley's Heir - A New Audio Adventure on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - A Review for the Homeschool Review Crew

Captain Bayley's Heir - A New Audio Adventure on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - A Review for the Homeschool Review Crew

Especially loved this - Bible Study II is called Becoming a Christian, and it briefly explains the gospel message and then gives Scripture to guide the reader through the Biblical teaching on sin and salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and his death and resurrection. 

Captain Bayley's Heir - A New Audio Adventure on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - A Review for the Homeschool Review Crew


What we liked best:
  • an exciting story with two dramatic plots that highlight grace and forgiveness, along with courage and loyalty.
  • wonderful acting and realistic soundtrack. I like to describe these audio dramas as being like 'watching' a movie where there is nothing visual!
  • an in-depth study guide with plenty of historical content, as well as good Bible study starters.
What I need to mention:
  • as with most of the series, the characters do encounter violent situations. In this one, there are fistfights, Indian attacks, and a stagecoach robbery complete with gun battle.  For this reason, young or sensitive children may find this story too intense and frightening. 
  • there is no answer key for the questions in the Study Guide, so you'll need to listen and decide for yourself what the correct answers would be.
Our bottom line: My daughter and I were speculating that although she might be getting 'too old' for these audio dramas, I will probably continue collecting The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty from Heirloom Audio Productions so that my grandchildren can enjoy them when they are old enough! The thrilling tale of Captain Bayley's Heir is another wonderful addition to our audio library, and I warmly recommend it for wholesome and exciting family entertainment!

As I mentioned, we've reviewed all but one in the series so far, so if you're interested in more extraordinary adventures, be sure to also check out our full review of In Freedom's CauseAn Extraordinary Adventure in Scottish Historyour full review of With Lee In VirginiaAn Extraordinary Adventure With Lee In Virginiaour full review of The Dragon and the RavenAn Extraordinary Adventure With Alfred the Greatour full review of Beric the BritonBeric the Briton - Another Extraordinary Adventure from Heirloom Audio Productions; our full review of The Cat of BubastesAn Extraordinary Adventure in Ancient Egypt; and our full review of In the Reign of Terror: An Extraordinary Adventure During the French Revolution.

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Would your family like to come along on this extraordinary adventure? Here's what you need to know:
Visit the website: www.CaptainBayleysHeir.com
Learn more about Heirloom Audio Productions: www.HeirloomAudio.com/

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Homeschool Highlights - Week Three: UpRise and School Days

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Welcome to Homeschool Highlights! 
This weekly link-up is your opportunity to share some highlights of what is happening in your homeschool and in your world each week. If you write a wrap-up post at the end of each week, like I've been doing, we'd love to see what you're busy with from week to week. If you'd like to pick a favorite post from your week that spotlights a resource or activity in your homeschool that you'd like to tell others about, we're interested in those too. I'm keeping the guidelines as simple as I can, and they will appear at the bottom of each post, along with the link tool. I look forward to getting to know you, and I hope this will be a source of encouragement and good ideas for all of us.

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Homeschool news  . . . Kennady was hard at work on all her classes this week, and this was the first week that she had a fair amount of homework in all the co-op classes, so she got some practice in spreading out the work over the week. All went well until late Wednesday afternoon, when she realized she had missed doing the homework for the writing class that I'm teaching! (When we got to class, I guessed that she would not be the only one that hadn't done it all, and I was right.)

Other news . . . We had a busy and exciting weekend at UpRise in Shippensburg. Our whole family went, along with three of the kids' friends.

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Needless to say, we all had especially long naps on Sunday afternoon! The hubster's hockey league started up on Sunday night, and after that the week progressed pretty much as usual. Which is to say, it was very busy! Kennady had chorus rehearsals and a guitar lesson, I attended a membership meeting for our homeschool fellowship group, we all had midweek activities at church, and of course there was work and co-op classes. On Thursday evening Kennady had an extra worship team rehearsal too, as she is guesting with our other worship team this Sunday.

What's Working . . . Overall, I'm excited about how well things are working out this school year, and yes, I know it is still early!  No-Nonsense Algebra from Math Essentials has been a great find for Kennady - she is getting the work done without it taking all day, and she is getting it right. She had a little trouble with one concept about a week ago, but she asked for help with it right away, and then understood it when we worked through a couple of the problems together. That means our plan for staying right on top of grading and checking work is effective, because I could help her right away, and she didn't get behind while waiting for help, nor did she plow ahead and do pages and pages of problems incorrectly. Co-op classes are working out really well too. She is still excited about French and Speech classes and manages her homework well (until the glitch this week! Ha!). And yesterday she realized that it was important that she be able to see the words and phrases she is learning in French in order to memorize them. So we talked about the possibility of looking them up on her own if they are not in her textbook so she can make her own flashcards. That is a direct result of what she has learned about herself using the GATE College System. She learned that she is primarily a visual learner, so she needs to see things and be able to visualize them in order to learn and memorize most effectively. Another way that GATE is working is that it's helping her see the importance of prioritizing and parceling out her schoolwork, and how to minimize the distractions in her learning environment.

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Funny, Flop, or Fail of the Week . . . so on Tuesday night I had a homeschool group meeting to attend while Kennady was at choir, and I assured her I would be there at the end to pick her up. I did a great job of watching the clock all the way through the meeting and felt like I was golden - no way would I forget or lose track of time. Nope. Either I failed or the clock jumped from 8:30 to 8:55. Yeah, so at 8:56 I notice and gasp, almost swallowing my own tongue and I'm like "Kennady is finished choir in 3 minutes and I'm gonna be so late!" I texted her as I left so at least she knew I was on my way, and fortunately it's not terribly far away, so I did get there at about 10 after 9 and it was all okay. I guess I do need to set the alarm on my phone to make sure I get there on time next week.



I'm sharing this Forgetful Fail in the weekly link-up called Friday Funnies, Flops, & Fails hosted by Doodlemom's Homeschooling Life.


I recommend . . . if you missed it, I recommend checking out last week's Looking After the Homeschool Mom Round-up at the Homeschool Review Crew blog.

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My post: Encourage One Another

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On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Recent Reads - The Princess Spy
What I'm Reading - September 18, 2017
Scripture and a Snapshot - Begin the Music

Just A Second is where I share book reviews and other book-related things, and update on what's on my bookshelf. This week I reviewed The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson, which I finished last week, and I've been reading:

My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily's Dilemma by Andrea Boeshaar
The Elusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller

A parting shot . . . this punk who asked me to take photos on Sunday afternoon.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Virtual Refrigerator - Coloring Frozen

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Welcome to the Virtual Refrigerator art link-up! Thank you for joining us as we share what we're creating in our homeschools. We cordially invite you to add your link sharing artwork that's on your Virtual Refrigerator and then hop over to the other blogs and admire what's on their Fridges too! The Virtual Fridge link-up is open all month, with anchor posts planned for each Wednesday.

Boy, am I ever glad that Our Unschooling Journey Through Life has joined as a co-host, because I'm pretty sure she'll have something really cool to share this week. As for me, this was another week that was just too busy for a big art project. But all is not lost - coloring is something that doesn't take much time to set up, to clean up, or to do; and Kennady had the nostalgic urge to get coloring pages last week. I can't remember what she was originally looking for, but we stumbled across some coloring pages based on the movie Frozen, and that was what she settled on. I guess you never really outgrow coloring, right? And we certainly don't outgrow Disney movies!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

High School Assignment Tracking

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Every school year, we spend the first few weeks adjusting to the routine and figuring out how to organize our days and keep track of all the work. We didn't think we'd have to change much from last year to this, but since we still struggled with sticking to the schedule and staying current on grading, I knew we'd have to fine tune something to make that better. We definitely needed a couple of tweaks to make it easier for Kennady to know exactly what she had to do and when, and to keep track of it all herself. Here are some of the ideas we came up with to (hopefully) stay on top of assignments this year.

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I have been using Homeschool Tracker Online for many years to keep my lesson plans, assignments, grades, and records organized. We used to print out assignment lists by subject, and for about a month at a time. This year Kennady requested an assignment list that included all her subjects, and we decided that one week at a time would work best. I print it out with all the page numbers and instructions included, and there are checkboxes for her to mark assignments off as they are completed. The only issue we have to work around is when something is assigned with a future due date, because it will only show up on the date it's assigned. 

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My lesson plans cover the entire semester or year, and obviously Kennady knows that she'll have to complete the entire Algebra textbook over the year, but by having only one week at a time of an assignment list, it's more manageable for her to see what she needs to accomplish. And fewer papers to keep track of, since the one week assignment list is usually just two pages long.

Since I need to print a new assignment list at the beginning of each week, it also forces me to make sure her work is graded at least once a week. Adjusting due dates when necessary is also a little easier when working with smaller chunks of time. For instance, this past Friday wound up being a shortened school day because of our weekend plans so she didn't work on Algebra that day. When I updated the assignment list I could easily decide whether she could catch up that assignment this week or if I should push all the Algebra due dates out one day. For the record, she is just going to catch it up by doubling up one day this week. If she'd had to take several days off due to illness or something, then it might make more sense to push due dates out.

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Kennady has been working through a college prep program called GATE for an upcoming review, and in so doing she is learning a lot about how she learns best and how to tackle her schoolwork in ways that are efficient. Taking responsibility for developing good study habits on her own is a big help! Not just for right now, but for the future when she may be in college and shouldn't be relying on me at all for keeping up with her assignments. Good habits we're working on specifically include:

Starting on assignments right away, not procrastinating! Now, I'm a procrastinator myself, so I totally get this temptation, and the idea that we work better when we're up against a deadline. There may be a little bit of truth to that, because we have to work faster and perhaps be more focused when the paper is due tomorrow morning, but that doesn't mean better. It usually means it's rushed and not our best work. And what happens if something unexpected comes up and we can't knock out that English paper on the night before? Turns out "procrastination is detrimental to physical health. College students who procrastinate have higher levels of drinking, smoking, insomnia, stomach problems, colds and flu." according to a study by Tim Pychyl, Ph.D. Well, we certainly don't need that, so we are focusing on starting sooner and spreading out the work so we don't wind up doing it in a panic.

Breaking bigger assignments into smaller chunks. We're really hitting this hard in our co-op writing class, and it's a surprisingly difficult thing for kids to figure out. By doing our assignment list week by week, I'm hoping to reinforce this idea. Just the fact that Kennady is taking classes in a co-op setting and it's not negotiable for her to have the assignments and homework done for Thursday each week is making the point. She can't leave the reading and homework for three classes until Wednesday and hope to get it all done on time. She has to follow the instructions and work on it a bit each day.

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Learning how to learn most effectively. Do you know your student's primary learning style? Knowing whether their learning style is visual, auditory, or kinesthetic will help students figure out how to study in the way that work best for them. Kennady has figured out the kind of study setting (which room of the house, what kind of background noise, length of study sessions) that helps her be most productive, but it requires her to be disciplined enough to choose that setting!

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We have other obligations on our time besides schoolwork too, and most of those things are weekly commitments. For example, youth group is every Wednesday night, and every other week it's followed by worship team practice. Sometime on Sunday, I try to run over the week's calendar with Kennady, noting the days I plan to go into town, and anything that is unusual on the schedule. That way she has a bit of advance notice as to which days she might want to go along to hang with friends or do some shopping or errands with me. And obviously, if she wants to socialize on Monday evening or Thursday afternoon, she has to plan to have her schoolwork caught up or there's a good chance I'll say no. Social media distractions are still an almost constant temptation, but so far she's keeping the majority of her socialization until 'after class'.

Have you found the best way to keep track of assignments and allow your students to take responsibility for their own schedule? How do you manage it in your homeschool? Different methods work for different families, so share what works for you in the comments!

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Homeschool Highlights - A Busy Week Two

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Welcome to Homeschool Highlights! 
This weekly link-up is your opportunity to share some highlights of what is happening in your homeschool and in your world each week. If you write a wrap-up post at the end of each week, like I've been doing, we'd love to see what you're busy with from week to week. If you'd like to pick a favorite post from your week that spotlights a resource or activity in your homeschool that you'd like to tell others about, we're interested in those too. I'm keeping the guidelines as simple as I can, and they will appear at the bottom of each post, along with the link tool. I look forward to getting to know you, and I hope this will be a source of encouragement and good ideas for all of us.

Grab a cup of coffee and let's get started!



I need a lot of caffeine today, and I should really have put it in a travel mug. This week has been very busy, and I'm under a time crunch today, so this will be a very brief, and slightly late, highlight post! Link up the news of your week at the end so I can visit you when I have a few minutes!

Homeschool news  . . . I know we're only two weeks in to the Official school year, but I'm so pleased that Kennady has stayed right on top of all her schoolwork and has needed almost no prompting from me to do that. Yay! Today may be the day she falls behind, because we have weekend plans that will likely be cutting her school day short as she gets ready.

Other news . . . Last weekend was quiet, although the hubster and I paid a visit to the In The Streets block party in Frederick on Saturday. It was crowded - which makes me very uncomfortable - but other than that, a very good time, with a lot of good music and food. We weren't there long, just walked around for a bit and made sure I got some ice cream!

The week has been full of all our usual activities, plus my once-a-month homeschool moms get-together yesterday evening. So I had only short blocks of time to work on getting ready for this weekend's plans - attending UpRise 2017 in Shippensburg starting this evening.  I'm leaving work early today to finish getting ready, so I'm cutting my Highlights post a bit short!

On my blogs last week . . .

And on my book blog, Just A Second:

Teaser Tuesday/First Chapter First Paragraph - My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily's Dilemma
What I'm Reading - September 11, 2017
Scripture and a Snapshot - Leaves
Recent Reads - Beyond All Dreams

Just A Second is where I share book reviews and other book-related things, and update on what's on my bookshelf. This week I finished The Princess Spy by Melanie Dickerson, which I'll be reviewing soon. I've been reading:

My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily's Dilemma by Andrea Boeshaar
Lady Susan by Jane Austen


A parting shot . . . I guess this is a preview of what will be on my Virtual Fridge next week. Never too old for Frozen coloring pages!



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