Showing posts from February, 2012

FREE Printable שירון פורים/Purim Fairy Song Book!

I wanted and wanted and wanted a Purim Shiron / songbook last year, like the one for Chanukah, and then – in the crazy-mad rush before Purim – didn’t get a chance to put one together.Natcherally, the… Read more

Work ethic vs Career ethic?

Quick question, because it’s late and I have to get up for work in the morning.  Which is exactly what I was thinking about this evening:  where do our patterns come from, in terms of how we balance… Read more

It's Heart Month: 3 days left to save lives!

Dear Friends & Family:Hi, everybody!
Sorry I can’t stop by in person... you're a bit out of my area.  :-)We’re out walking up and down on our street on this beautiful afternoon to raise money … Read more

Short Parsha Riddles: תְּרוּמָה / Terumah

שְׁמוֹת / Shemos / Exodus 25:1-27:19 Click for printable PDF version.  And don’t forget to read last year’s poem!This is a new project – feedback is most welcome!  (except for one of my children who… Read more

Meeting the Master: Winslow Homer

We’re kind of getting into a comfortable rhythm with our Meet the Masters art program.  We do things usually in two stages:  First, we watch the slideshow while I read the script.  This is a great, t… Read more

The Weather Around Here

How do I get time to post in the middle of the day?  Send the kids outside to run around in the 7° sunshine!If I believed in karma, or mirthful weather gods, I might fear that we have a cruel and sto… Read more

Torah Home Ed Conference -- the schedule!

I'm super-excited to be able to share this sneak peek at what's happening this coming May.  MegaBus has not released tickets for beyond May 1st yet, so I'm sitting here on pins and need… Read more


Well, not quite.  I could have made the pasta from scratch, for instance, but I didn’t.  I could have grown the spinach and tomatoes from  scratch, or at least, made my own sauce, but I didn’t.  Mayb… Read more

Continents and Oceans Song for Aunt Sara

Here are the kids entertaining the Birthday Aunt with the Continents & Oceans Song from Kathy Troxel’s Geography Songs CD, which we have been enjoying for probably a year now.  Naomi is tossing a… Read more

Cheese Battles: Keeping Score

Here’s the score so far, cheese-wise:1 mediocre "quick" mozzarella (too tough, not salty enough) – one point for the cheese1 surreal batch of pink cheese curds – another point for the chees… Read more

A Child’s Geography: Papier Mâché Globe Project

This is a project inspired, though not mandated by, our new geography book, A Child’s Geography: Explore His Earth, which we’re all greatly enjoying so far.  For Chapter 1, I believe, where it introd… Read more

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