Discovering DFW: Petting Stingrays and Playing with Pixar
A two day trip to DFW to check out SeaQuest and the Perot Museum. Both get thumbs up!
A Comprehensive Literature Guide for Twenty-One Balloons
I have long loved this adventurous fantasy story. It is a Newbery Medal Winner about Professor William Waterman Sherman who retires from teaching and plans to fly across the Pacific Ocean in a hot air balloon. Unexpectedly, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible inventions. The publisher…
Learning about Virtue
We’ve been home for a number of weeks with the arctic blast, tornadoes and illness. I’m itching to get back out adventuring! In the meantime, I started digging through my old files I’ve created in the past two decades of working in classical education. I’ve polished up some items to teach virtue formation. These are…
Curious Learners Visit Fort Worth to see Dream Park and the Iconic Longhorns at the Stockyards
We enjoyed visiting some from friends near Fort Worth and got to enjoy our first tornado warning, the historic Stockyards and DREAM park.
Curious Learners Head to Padre Island and visit a Sea Turtle Center
We really enjoyed a few days at Padre Island. The North and the South ends have two very different experiences. Our highlight was visiting a Sea Turtle Rescue Center.
Curious Learners Exploring Harlingen on Foot, Learn about Javelina
Still in Harlingen, we tried taking a hike which led to a silly mosquito swatting run back to the car and some fun learning about javelina.
Curious Learners visit the Iwo Jima Sculpture in Harlingen, TX
Heading to Harlingen Texas or teaching about Iwo Jima, check out today’s Curious Learners post.
Three Questions: Is it time to pull my kid out of school?
This week I had a conversation with a parent who made the decision to pull her daughter out of a public middle school. After months of anxiety attacks and school absences due to other anxiety symptoms, the district began to notify the family that their daughter might not pass classes this semester if she continued…
Recommendation: Playdough to Plato
Check out this great website I found that had wonderful K-2 phonics centers. Easy to print for a classroom or for homeschooling.
Making the Most of Moments
In the midst of the business I missed an opportunity to listen well. During the day, little moments added up to redeeming the time.