Wednesday, June 15, 2011


If you scroll forward to 30:25 in this recent Proms performance by The King's Singers, you can hear the final piece in the concert I was so privileged to attend last night: "La Guerre" by French composer Clement Janequin (ca. 1485-1558).  It was one of the finest concerts I've ever attended, and I hope this amazing group of singers comes back to Boston soon.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Science in the News for kids

One of my favorite free homeschooling resources is Science in the News, which is published in pdf form by Science A-Z, and has recently been archived on that website, making different topics easy to find and print.  My kids enjoy reading something new each month, and the articles have sparked many interesting conversations.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Sweet surprise

Big thanks to Kelly of Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams for an award that not only makes me smile, but also gives me something to post about.  According to "the rules," I need to tell seven things about myself and pass the award along to fifteen other blogs.

Here goes.

Seven things about me:

1.  I'm an unabashed reader of YA and middle grade fiction.  I just finished Maureen Johnsons' The Last Little Blue Envelope and Elizabeth Eulberg's Prom and Prejudice, and thoroughly enjoyed both of them.

2.  Sauvignon Blanc is my favorite wine.  New Zealand 2009 SBs had a lot going for them.  2010, not so much.  Am converting back to CA and French wines for 2010.

3.  When I was seven I was sure I was going to be an artist (pencil or pen & ink).  I hope to get back to drawing one of these days.

4.  I just bought a book of Scarlatti piano sonatas, since playing Bach is a little more work than I have time for just now.

5.  I am close to being done planning out the 2011-2012 homeschooling year.

6.  My age will equal the Answer on my birthday (next month already--how did that happen?).

7.  David Tennant is my Doctor.

Hey, that was easy!

Fifteen other blogs (in random order) to which I am passing on the Irresistibly Sweet Award (some of you have probably already received this illustrious award, but hey, twice (or more) makes it even more special, right?):

1. The Beauty of Being

2.  Funschooling

3. Greenridge Chronicles

4. Farm School

5. Canadian Home Learning

6. through the wardrobe

7. Playing by the Book

8. Wonder in the Woods

9. The Opposite of Indifference

10. Days with My Daughter

11. I Capture the Rowhouse

12. Yat-Yee Chong

13. Sorting through Life's Lessons

14. Jen Robinson's Book Page

15. Homechooling a Texas Tornado and a Preschool Tag-a-Long!

Oh dear, now I have to go comment to let everybody know, don't I?  Will get to it ASAP, promise!