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Menu Plan Monday #33: 24 Cheshvan, 5771

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out!Other “weekly memes” I participate in that may or may not interest you: Six Word SaturdayHomeschool DiaryWe are a Jewish family of 6 (2 parents, 4 kids) an… Read more

Emergency Potato-Corn Soup

Had to run out this afternoon and I promised my mother I’d make soup.  So I did… kind of.  I left Ted with directions to make…Emergency Creamy Potato-Corn Soup1.  In a large pot, combine & boil 5… Read more

Parsha Book Recommendation: The Shabbat Book

p.s.  If you have arrived at this post because you’re looking for decent parsha resoures, may I also (humbly) suggest that you take a look at a few of mine while you’re here…?  I write a Parsha PoemRead more

Not celebrating…!

…But they “happened” to have face-painting at the kids’ program of my signing class on Friday morning.The face-painter / balloon artist did an astonishingly good job.  She made ladybug balloon bracel… Read more

Parsha Overview: Toldos / Yaakov and Eisav Story

This is a basic overview of the Yaakov and Eisav story in a very traditional “Q&A” format, which can be easily reworked for young kids of any age. Answers in brackets are the usual or traditio… Read more

Six Word Saturday: 23 Cheshvan, 5771

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out!  Other “weekly memes” I participate in that may or may not interest you: Homeschool DiaryMenu Plan MondayRemembering RivkA… for tonight, that’s enough.p.s… Read more

A loss in cyberspace…

…  is still truly a loss.May the family of Rivka bat Yeshaya v’ Teirtzel be comforted. Read more

Why buy Teriyaki?

I used to buy teriyaki sauce… but why, when it is super-easy to make???  Mostly, I can’t believe they sell various marinating and rib sauces for $3-4 a smallish (non-refillable) bottle.  Again, why?H… Read more

Parsha Poem: Chayei Sarah / חַיֵּי שָׂרָה

בראשית / Bereishit / Bereishis / Genesis 23:1-25:18Printable PDF version here. I’m just a thirsty camel and I’m looking for a drink;
I’ve been walking through the desert, and now I’ve stopped to t… Read more

Anything in between?

Does this happen in your family, too?Around here, there is absolutely NOTHING in the middle between "don't look... go away... this is private!" and "Mommy, come look!  Look what I&… Read more

Science Unit: Butterflies Printables

Butterfly Copywork and Ants/Butterflies Venn Diagram.  Click either one for a printable PDF.  Hope they’re helpful to somebody! Read more

Sometimes, the best school…

… is NO school! I saw an idea for this “leaf rainbow” online, and Naomi Rivka is very into rainbows right now.  The differences between leaves are not that striking at first, so she didn’t get what I… Read more

Homeschool Diary #5: 19 Cheshvan, 5771

PLEASE JOIN US!  If you teach your kids at home, please add your blog to comments section below!Other “weekly memes” I participate in that may or may not interest you:Six Word SaturdayMenu Plan Monda… Read more

Easy Paper Butterflies! and Cookie Caterpillars!

Well, I can’t find the post where I was so proud of myself for folding a paper boat, Curious George-style, but this is WAY cooler.  Only took me three tries (once with blank paper, once to mess up th… Read more

New Weekly Planner: Google Calendar!

I can’t find a picture of the way our “family organization wall” was organized last year, but I have updated the system for this year… and I think it’s going to work pretty well. Basically, we need s… Read more

Oh, bloody… $#!

Well, I won’t say anything rude here, but I sat down to blog rather proudly that we finally, FINALLY finished reading Little House on the Prairie (LHOP).  But when I looked back through old blog post… Read more

Our New ‘Toon Mayor: Separated at Birth

Toronto has a new mayor… who looks EXACTLY, completely, like the ultra-obese human descendents in the kinda surreal Disney/Pixar kiddie sci-fi dysto-pic wall-e.Here’s Captain McCrea, in charge of the… Read more

Menu Plan Monday #33: 17 Cheshvan, 5771

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out!Other “weekly memes” I participate in that may or may not interest you: Six Word SaturdayHomeschool DiaryWe are a Jewish family of 6 (2 parents, 4 kids) an… Read more

It is Jewish homeschool blog carnival time again!

Have you visited the first Jewish homeschooling blog carnival yet?I started this hoping to learn about other great homeschool bloggers who happen to be Jewish, or great Jewish bloggers who happen to … Read more

Printable Parsha Sequencing: Chayei Sarah

It’s a little early (at least as far as I’m concerned), but we started talking about Chayei Sarah today, and I went online to print out a sequencing series so we could begin whenever we’re ready.Chin… Read more

Six Word Saturday: 16 Cheshvan, 5771

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out! Other “weekly memes” I participate in that may or may not interest you: Homeschool DiaryMenu Plan MondayI think I will miss French.It’s easy to think abou… Read more

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