I’m part of a Yahoo homeschooling group that focuses on education and someone recommended this visual dictionary so I checked it out and it IS amazing for science or anything in which you need a visual explanation.
My kids are obsessed with Klutz books. I pow wow’d with Capability:Mom whose two daughters are a little older and this is our all time Top 10 list. They make great gifts and also will keep your kids occupied for hours.
My fifth grader just finished A Wrinkle in Time** which is a dominant theme in Steads’ book. I had been at the library and found it on the librarians recommended shelf and thought if my daughter loves Maximum Ride so much she just might like a childhood favorite of mine. She did love it but she found Stead’s book to be too scary.
My Kindergartener gets these words sent home and we are supposed to make an educational game around it by using these words during our conversations. I’m afraid we not that together. Instead, I cut out the words and we ask him during dinner what he thinks each words means. If he gets it right, we move to the next one. If he gets it wrong, we read the sentence, ask him again, and then explain if he’s off. Then I throw the paper away — of course, this blog is my electronic filing system so it’s immortalized here. But we are not good at making it a game. Ideas for how you use these words as a fun game are much appreciated! The only thing that makes this a game is trying to get his older sisters NOT to chime in with the meaning. That’s very hard for them!
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We had the best time in San Antonio over February school break. It was freezing in Massachusetts and while San Antonio got a freakish dump of snow that was two weeks ago and we enjoyed a week of temps in the 50-70 degree Fahrenheit range! I think the key to this trip was The River Walk. Miles of meandering paths along the Venice-like canals chock full of small waterfalls and restaurants was a most pleasant way to get exercise and entertainment!
So many cute photos this week! Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo. Just as a reminder, remember to turn your geo tag/location feature off your smart photo under the photo section if you don’t want anyone to be able to know where your photo was taken. Here’s my post on that. I wanted to catch up on these cute photos and then return to posting on kids reading to pets so stay tuned for that next week. And I always need photos! Please email me at pragmaticmom.com(at)gmail(dot)com. Just substitute (at) for @ and (dot) for . Thank you!
In homage to my favorite Go Fug Yourself, I will do a mock book review interview with Raina Reiko Rizzuto that is admittedly quite snarky. She writes beautifully, but I don’t approve of her parenting or her helplessness. Is she the anti-tiger mom? No, she’s just a lost soul who is wandering through life without owning it and should never had children in such a state. Maybe that’s an education in itself about parenting.
This is the follow up from a previous post. From working in the staffing business for years (ok, decades), I actually have experienced most of these 10 Types of Interviewees. Who knew this really happens?! I know this not what I normally blog on but I couldn’t resist. What about you? Have you had any of these interviewees staring back at you? If so, please share!