Showing posts from February, 2011

Homeschool Diary: 24 Adar 1, 5771

Other “weekly challenges”: Six Word SaturdayHomeschool DiaryI haven’t done one of these in a while, but I do want to keep it up, so I figure I’d better get into the habit before Purim and Pesach run… Read more

משנכנס אדר… Free Homeschool Printables for Purim!

In honour of Rosh Chodesh of the REAL Adar this week, I’ve put together a 4-page pre-Purim Printable Activity Pack for download.These activities are the sort of thing my kids are enjoying right now, … Read more

Menu Planning Monday #33: 24 Adar 1, 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.  Read my MPM int… Read more

The Internet and Jewish Kids

The Jewish Mom blog has posted some scary statistics about religious kids and Internet use, and I thought I’d share my reply here, not just in her comments section, though probably more people read h… Read more

Demonstration for Daniel

Yes, I’m turning my children into activists.  This is actually only the second demonstration I’ve ever attended with them (the first was an anti Kahane Chai rally I took the older children to a milli… Read more

New Album!

My sister’s been hard at work on a  new album, and here it is!Seriously, this is a very slick endeavour, all professionally produced and studio-recorded and, well, I don’t know much about these thing… Read more

Winter Posturing

Winter is posturing mightily this morning.  Here’s what greeted us when we walked outside at 8-ish to drive Ted to work: Is this its last gasp?  As when my children puff up their cheeks and mutter mu… Read more

Six Word Saturday: 23 Adar 1, 5771

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out! Other “weekly challenges” I participate in: Homeschool DiaryMenu Plan MondayPreparing for nummies today, GZ suggested we be butterflies.  I said we couldn… Read more

Parsha Poem: Vayakhel / וַיַּקְהֵל

שְׁמוֹת / shemos / shemot / Exodus 35:1-38:20Printable PDF version here.Parsha narrative overview here.  Copywork and parsha activities available here.“Come one, come all,” our Moshe cried,“Who’s for… Read more

Simcha? Invite the Amazing Bottle Dancers!

My mother passed this link along to me with the comment from a friend of hers that it was “such a delight to watch!”  (she says she didn’t find it delightful)What is happening to the Jewish world??  … Read more

Fw: Buffalo etc.

What's the longest sentence in the English language that can be formed with a single word? My answer was "Absolutely." But apparently, there is one longer... My question to this is: &… Read more

Princess Heather

As a homeschooling parent, there is so much I CAN do and DO do on a regular basis that it’s discouraging when I come up against one of my failings.Yes, failings.  (family members, especially younger … Read more

Vayakhel / וַיַּקְהֵל Weekly Parsha Overview: Building Begins!

שְׁמוֹת / shemos / shemot / Exodus 35:1-38:20Please click LIKE in the box at the left-hand side of my blog or at the Bring Daniel Home facebook page.  This is a family who live on our street, and the… Read more

Old Pesach Photo

Big boy and girl, kind of camouflaged against the stripes of the sofa.  Date reads “Pesach, 5757” (this yeaer is 5771, making this approximately 14 years ago).  Boy 2, girl 1.   This was back in the… Read more

Good, good friends

We’re reading Magic Tree House #3:  Mummies in the Morning, and on the way home from supper last night (my mother surprised me with cabbage rolls), we were talking about Ancient Egypt, and how our Av… Read more

First-ever: Composer Narration!

As previous described in this post, I wanted to wrap up our fairly low-key study of Vivaldi with a composer colouring page, Composers Fandex plus printable bio, along with this actual composer narrat… Read more

Fw: Letter to the Editor: Re Rosie deManno Sun Feb 20/11

NEW! Click here to show support and help bring "Daniel" home. If you don't see the LIKE button, try looking at the upper left side of my blog homepage.

Re:… Read more

Reading and writing on the fridge

Read more


Naomi Rivka:  “Are we having kinderlach for Shabbos?”Me (puzzled):  “Well… you, and Gavriel Zev; Yerachmiel, Elisheva…”Naomi Rivka:  “No, I mean lokshen kugel!”Seems I have utterly failed to teach he… Read more

The New-kelele: A drama in 3 acts

ACT ONE:  The giftNaomi Rivka:  It’s my birthday!  What’s this?  A brand-new, yellow ukulele???  Why, it’s lovely!  I will hold it, cradle it like a baby, cuddle it with the head end up!Plink, plink,… Read more

Menu Planning Monday #33: 17 Adar 1, 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.  Read my MPM int… Read more

Gattegno & Cuisenaire Rods: Elementary Math Video

I’ve been slowly working my way through these three rather long math videos.  If you’re wondering whether Cuisenaire Rods could be helpful in your child’s introduction to math, these segments, taken… Read more

Birthday Party for a Girl Who Is 6

All the spoon doll princesses, lined up in a row… I forget the names the girls gave them.  Should have written them down!  Naomi’s is on the far right.  This was a harder craft than I anticipated, es… Read more

More great reading