April is the month of fresh beginnings, budding flowers, and poetry. According to my handy-dandy organizer, April is National Poetry Month. I couldn’t just sit and let National Poetry Month pass us by. We needed to celebrate (because, honestly, we look for any excuse to party around here). What could we do to add a little party school to our… View Post
Red, yellow and green fishing boats, sail boats, and water skiers dotted the shore. The waterfront promenade was bustling with strollers, open cafes and shops. And cats. Lots and lots of cats. Zoe Kalo. Daughter of the Sun **This post contains affiliate links. To learn more about our affiliate program click here** In Daughter of the Sun, Zoe Kalo sets… View Post
A Mother’s Day Tribute The year was 1924. It was a cold January day when a baby girl was born into this world. She was the second to oldest in a family of six. Emma Irene lived a life in the country surrounded by animals and farmland as far as the eye could see. She was bright and lovely and… View Post
More and more educators are spending money out of their own pockets, so to thank them for all they do this Teacher Appreciation Week, this weekend Educents is helping educators save money on the resources for their classrooms and beyond. Get an extra 10% off your entire cart when you use the code EduThanks at checkout. Offer valid May 5th… View Post
The winner of the digital download of Grammar Galaxy is… Valerie Sayer Congratulations, Valerie!! Be on the lookout for an email from Hide The Chocolate. Thank you to everyone who participated. I have been so excited to share this phenomenal new resource with you all.
In a previous post, I lamented my “UnSciencyness” (I’m really making up words now). In that post, I described some ways I was alleviating my stress of planning science lessons and executing amazing experiments. Our favorite, by far, has been Tinker Crate, and it’s younger companion, Kiwi Crate. The girls genuinely love these crates and look forward to them month after… View Post
April’s Book Basket includes an Arrow Title, titles from our Shakespeare online class, more American History, Poetry and more. History Book Basket We are continuing our study of Early American History. We use Stories of America from SimplyCharlotteMason.com as our spine. This month we added a Narrative Poem, John Paul Jones-Victory at Sea. We love the Who Were They? books,… View Post
A few decades ago I majored in Engineering. I took Physics and Honors Chemistry and discovered that… I’m lucky to have met a Chemistry major who thought I was cute. With his help, I scraped by and changed my major. It was then I knew that I was, for lack of a better term, “unsciencey.” This post may contain affiliate… View Post