Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Unfurling

Photos taken on the eve of the vernal equinox, in Massachusetts, where the day is more often marked by snow, or at least brown, brown, brown, all around.

Maple leaves! About a month ahead of schedule.  It's unbelievably warm here, and I couldn't appreciate it more.

Happy Birthday, J.S. Bach

Classical New England is playing Bach every hour today in honor of the composer's birthday.  I'm planning to have the station playing (I've got it streaming right now--follow the link and click on the Listen to Live Stream button) as much as possible all day long.  One of my favorites so far this morning:

Monday, March 19, 2012

Secular Homeschool March Giveaway

Hurrah, it's spring!  Hop on over to and enter to win a set of Growing with Grammar, Winning with Writing, or Soaring with Spelling & Vocabulary.

Book Sharing Monday - First Dog

My kids are crazy about animals in general, and dogs in particular, so whenever I see a new picture book about a dog, it usually ends up in our library bag.  This one was a real winner!  The main canine character travels all over the world, meeting dogs in different countries (Shar Pei in China, Chihuahua in Mexico, etc.), and then coming back to the U.S. to find a very special home on Pennsylvania Avenue.  Short on text but easy to read aloud and with great pictures, First Dog gets a thumbs up from my family.  Written by J. Patrick Lewis and illustrated by Beth Zappitello.

Book Sharing Monday is hosted by Alex at Canadian Home Learning.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wordless Wednesday : The Private Eye - Week 1

Gathering items for The Private Eye curriculum


One of the mosses we found as seen through two loupes

A split hickory nut as seen through two loupes

Thursday, March 01, 2012

My Hero

Dr. Seuss Quotes
[Via: 30 Dr. Seuss Quotes to Live By]              

Thanks to Alex whose pin caught my eye this morning on Pinterest.  I haven't found a button yet to place here on the blog, but if you'd like to follow my boards on Pinterest, this link will take you to them.  Update: found a button and added it to the sidebar.