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Helping with Five In a Row Curriculum

Tuesday, July 24th, 2018

Grammy and Gramps helping daughter Johannah with her Five in a Row curriculum. The Raft by Jim LaMarche

More books by William Pene Du Bois

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Do you enjoy reading The Twenty-One Balloons by William Pene Du Bois? Then try two of his other books. The Alligator Case The Horse in the Camel Suit

The Mushroom Fairy says you will like this book

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

Bob, Son of Battle by Alfred Ollivant Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement.

Suggestions to Combat Homeschool Burnout

Monday, January 15th, 2018


We hear a lot today about burnout in homeschooling.
….. I lie in bed at night and dread the thought of starting school
 the next day. A life of drudgery is not what I envisioned a few short 
months ago. It’s such a struggle to get the kids to do anything.
 The only time I disliked […]

The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

The Matchlock Gun by Walter D. Edmonds, illustrated by Paul Lantz Chapter 1 THE SPANISH GUN Edward watched intently as his father struggled into the blue uniform coat that he had had made when he was elected captain of the Guilderland militia. It was a fine thing, he thought, to have Captain Teunis Van Alstyne […]

This is how you can wean your child off of too much screen time

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain — Neuroimaging research shows excessive screen time damages the brain “Taken together, [studies show] internet addiction is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involving emotional processing, executive attention, decision […]

Lois Lenski — Best Read-Alouds Ever

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Strawberry Girl The Little Fire Engine Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison Flood Friday Houseboat Girl Judy’s Journey Prairie School Now It’s Fall The Little Sailboat The Little Farm Papa Small High-Rise Secret Texas Tomboy Blue Ridge Billy Ocean-Born Mary […]

Pilgrim’s Progress for Children

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Best children’s version of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress Dangerous Journey: The Story of Pilgrim’s Progress

The Scottish Chiefs and a Battle Against Nation-Building

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Here we have a thirteenth-century Scotland overrun by tyrants — English soldiers doing the bidding of their King Edward who was bent on nation-building and greed. Here we have a freedom-minded people who acknowledge none but the laws of God and […]

Even a cricket can be a friend

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Pocketful of Cricket by Rebecca Caudill (illustrated by Evaline Ness) is my new favorite children’s read-aloud. On his way home with the cows one evening, six-year-old Jay catches a cricket and makes it his friend. A Pocketful of Cricket was […]

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