I didn’t realize how long it has been since I did a weekend reads! The end of the school year + the move quickly overtook me. Our new home is mostly settled with my next big project being the school room. I’m looking forward to getting started. A month or so left of summer, so I need to work quickly!!
First, the big one! A resource for you. I came across this free, online homeschool conference that begins July 22. I can’t speak to the quality of the sessions. There is a nice variety of topics. There is an option to pay to download the sessions after it is over (I can’t find a date to how long they will stay up).
It’s very easy to use the word very over & over in writing, especially for students who do not yet have a large vocabulary. This reference chart of 128 Words to Use Instead of “Very” is very (HA!) handy. This one will be on our schoolroom wall this year. (If you want to print it, you’ll need to ‘shrink to fit’ in your printer settings.)
Money was not abundant when I was growing up but books were something my mom tried to make room for in the budget. For a time, I would get Weekly Reader books in the mail. I devoured them and they became some of my favorites. Frog & Toad (along with Little Bear) were among my most-read Weekly Reader books. When I recently came across “Frog and Toad and Self” in the Atlantic, I was once again seven, sitting on the cool concrete of our front porch on a hot summer day, a stack of books beside me.
I have tried exactly 0 of these backyard-science summer experiments (truly, I am terrible about hands-on stuff) but the mummy hot dog reminded me of the mummy chicken activity from Story of the World Volume 1, so I thought I’d include it.
Read Your Way to a Love of Math: 50 titles for ages 4-12 has some books that are old to us (Bedtime Math, Life of Fred, Sir Cumference series) and some I just put on my library list (including Mathematicians are People Too and One Grain of Rice).
All About Spelling’s post on alphabetizing was timely. I realized last week that I haven’t focused on this skill with Ben. The free printable looks nice for the skills beyond looking at just the first letter.
This sesame chicken pasta salad is one of our favorite summer meals. I make a batch or two every week.
Our kitchen aid mixer engine has, sadly, stopped working. Until we get a replacement, store-bought ice cream it is. But as soon as we repair it, this lemon gelato recipe will be in my ice cream bowl!