Showing posts from January, 2011

Local (Home)school Resource… and Curriculum Mulling

I know most of my readers aren’t local, but here’s a plug for a lovely bookstore where I spent a leisurely hour this afternoon:  The Batner Bookstore.I had to buy some texts for Elisheva’s school th… Read more

Homeschool Diary: 26 Shevat, 5771

PLEASE JOIN US! If you teach your kids at home and blog about it, just add a comment below!Other “weekly challenges” I play: Six Word SaturdayMenu Plan MondayWEEKLY PARSHA: 
תְּרוּמָה / TerumaSCIENCE… Read more

תְּרוּמָה / Teruma Parsha Overview: Mishkan Instructions

This is a basic overview of the parsha story in a “Q&A” format adaptable for kids of any age. Answers in brackets are traditional responses, from parsha text and midrash. Be open to anything your… Read more

Field Trip Planning

As I mentioned, I’ve put together a few field trips this year, and one I’m working on right now is a fire station visit – kind of cool for the younger crowd.  Anyway, because it’s tough juggling 18 f… Read more

Menu Plan Monday #33: 26 Shevat, 5771

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out!  Other “weekly challenges”: Six Word SaturdayHomeschool DiaryWe’re a Jewish family of 6 (2 parents, 4 kids) and all our meals are kosher.  Newcomers, read… Read more

More Homeschool Splurge Fun

Yet another big-time Rainbow splurge.  I love these folks!  They ship quickly, for reasonable rates, and because they mark the boxes as educational and/or books, not one of their shipments has been … Read more

Dance, Dance, Revolution

On Thursday,  I shlepped the kids to a free noontime dance performance at the Four Seasons Centre.  Noon meaning it STARTED at noon; we got there at 10:30 – crazy-early for us – and waited and waited… Read more

Plans for Grade 3 and beyond…

A friend asked a couple of months ago, now that I’m so invested in homeschooling – emotionally, philosophically, and yes, even monetarily (just bought more Grade 1 stuff from Rainbow this evening), … Read more

Six Word Saturday: 25 Shevat, 5771

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out! Other “weekly challenges” I participate in: Homeschool DiaryMenu Plan MondayYou get what you pay for.The lesson about Dollarama things:  Even when they LO… Read more

Cranky Complaints-Lady Wants to Play!

Dear Whatever Morons Run Downsview Park (I didn’t write that!):The City of Toronto usually holds its Winterfest downtown.  This year, because that Winterfest isn't taking place (due to renovation… Read more

Cuteness – and Shabbos Food

GZ, over and over and over:  “Abba, you’re being loshon Torah!”I have no idea what it means, but it sure is cute…Back from tutoring plus dentist and moping at the computer – sitting staring at a bowl… Read more

Parsha Poem: מִּשְׁפָּטִים / Mishpatim

שְׁמוֹת / shemos / shemot / Exodus 21:1-24:18Printable PDF versions here:  Ashkenaz / Sefard.
Parsha narrative overview here.
Copywork sheet and parsha activities available here.Partly inspir… Read more

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