Showing posts from May, 2011

FREE! Shavuos / Shavuot / שבעות Lapbook – and more!

UPDATE:  Pictures of the lapbook in progress!Well, I’ve had a busy evening… creating the following lapbook components that you are free to use however you want.  If you use them, I’d love to hear abo… Read more

Oy, vey, Shavuos! Homeschool Resources Roundup

Now that I’m back, it’s (past) time to start thinking ahead to Shavuos / Shavuot – which will start and end next week.  This little chag too often gets overlooked, by me as much as by anyone else.  W… Read more

Back from the Torah Home Education Conference

I’m back!!! And it was good.  Nay, wonderful.I’ll write up some highlights tonight… but meanwhile, my quick take were that the top picks were talks by Elijah Cox, a 2nd-generation frum homeschooler, … Read more

FREE Printable (blank) Weekly Parsha Narration Page

You know how I love having a form for every purpose!  This is a very simple blank page where your or your child can narrate or “tell” the story of the parsha.  There is a space at the top for a draw… Read more

Parsha Poem: בְּמִדְבַּר / Bamidbar

בְּמִדְבַּר / Bamidbar / Numbers 1:1-4:20: Read ithear itcolour it.Printable PDF version available here.Parsha narrative overview here
No copywork this week – check back at the regular page n… Read more

Wishy, wishy…

Okay, I give up.  I want one of THESE:Call it a kobo, a bobo, a babbo or bindle… a nook or puck or whatever stupid name you want to make up*, the fact is, there are bazillions of ebooks out there on … Read more

Bamidbar / בְּמִדְבַּר Parsha Overview: Life in the Desert? Count on it!

Please forgive the crude formatting that follows.  I'm off my regular computer, typing on a broken-keyboard laptop, running Ubuntu which doesn't as yet have decent rich-text blog posting soft… Read more

The Best-Laid (Curriculum) Plans: Year 1

After a year of planning and evaluating various options for Year 1, it’s finally done – our super-schmancy, fine-and-dandy Complete Jewish Homeschool Curriculum!  Sort of.  It’s an ambitious list, an… Read more

Menu Plan Monday – 19 Iyar, 5771

Why the weird dates? Click here to find out!  Other “weekly challenges” I have not been doing very regularly with since Pesach:Six Word SaturdayHomeschool DiaryWelcome!  We’re a homeschooling Jewish … Read more

Our Big List of (Chapter) Books to Read Aloud

Updated July 6/2011!Here are the chapter books we’ve read since we started “formally” homeschooling in the summer of 2010.  I decided it would be nice to make a list, since I’m starting to lose track… Read more

Shabbos Food!

SupperChallahChicken SoupShake n’ Bake ChickenIsraeli couscousTomato zucchini aka Incredible Shrinking Garlic ZukesOur Shiputzim Carrot bread kugel – caution, this is NOT a dessert!CornDessertsLunch Read more

Lemon Shame and Leaf Pile plants

My beautiful lemon tree from a seed died!!!   At least, I think it’s dead.  At least, I dare not officially hope that there might still be some life in it.  It shot up like crazy over the winter, so … Read more

Parsha Poem: Bechukotai / Bechukosai / בְּחֻקֹּתַי

וַיִּקְרָא / vayikra / Leviticus 26:3-27:34:  Read ithear itcolour it.Printable PDF versions here:  Ashkenaz / Sefard No parsha overview this week - sorry!
Copywork and parsha activities avai… Read more

Rabbi Jonathan Sacks on Parshas Bechukosai 5771 (video)

From Britain’s Chief Rabbi Dr,. Jonathan Sacks, fascinating thoughts on Supersession / Replacement Theology, its history and the reasons why Christian assertions – of all stripes – are very simply un… Read more

FREE! Hebrew “Plant Life Cycle” Printable מחזור החיים של הצמח

This is for the next unit in our Botany and Plant Science series.  Nothing fancy; just basic copywork, but it will hopefully get us talking about plant life cycles in both languages.This copywork pag… Read more

The opposite of “kvetch” is…

A good review!!!The new hard drive arrived today – shockingly fast, so of course, I left a good review on  Within an hour or so of the Purolator guy leaving, I had it installed i… Read more

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