This week’s What to Read Wednesday is highlighting children’s books from another geographical region of our incredible planet… Africa! As of press time, I’ve only visited three of the fifty-four countries that make up the great continent of Africa. Even my modest sampling (Burkina-Faso, Mali, & Morocco) forever emblazoned my heart– the cultures, varied and vibrant, are far richer than preconceived stereotypes. Read More →

Blogging through the alphabet with Hopkins Homeschool & A Net in Time… this week we’re on the letter R. Our family’s just embarked upon a greeeeeat big, hands-on unit-study in our homeschool. Plainly, we closed on the purchase of a lovely 1972 rancher and are beginning an ambitious list of renovations to make it our new home. R Read More →

Homeschoolers near and far are blogging through the alphabet, one letter per week, with Hopkins Homeschool & A Net in Time. This week’s we’re on the letter Q… and in our homeschool, Q is for Quiet Time. I attempt to build quiet-time* into each and every one of our homeschool days– brain breaks, if you will. In Read More →

I see London, I see France… I jest! This week’s installment of What to Read Wednesday is focused squarely on France— perfect timing as their presidential election has been center stage in world news; London will have to wait. I’ve not yet been to France, but I have one French-obsessed daughter/pupil. Center Sister is verily enamored with all things French, stemming from a Read More →

I’m blogging through the alphabet with Hopkins Homeschool and A Net in Time. This week we’re on the letter P… In our homeschool, P is for Parks, Pets, and Play. Parks— Now more than ever (we’re temporarily holed up in a cramped urban apartment while awaiting closing on our new house) we rely on the Read More →

Because I’m woefully tardy, I’m going to go ahead and combine this week and last week’s What to Read Wednesday installments. Fortunately for me, they go together like peas and carrots… The respective themes are artists and Mexico— don’t forget Cinco de Mayo is this Friday! What better way to share about BOTH than by studying one of Read More →

I’m blogging through the alphabet with Hopkins Homeschool & A Net in Time… this week we’re on the letter O. In our homeschool, O is for the great Outdoors. Obviously.  There’s nothing like fresh air and time in nature to keep our heads clear (and ripe for learning) and attitudes in check. Though we recently traded our Read More →