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So I wonder

If we are basically a happy family, going through a rough patch… or basically a miserable family, with occasional moments of sunshine.Am I the only one in the world who isn’t quite sure…? Read more

Big מצוה Note! (girl)

In the interest of equal time, this is the mitzvah note I wrote for EC going back to school after the Pesach break at the same time as I wrote the one for YM that I just posted.  As you can see by co… Read more

Big מצוה Note! (boy)

Dug this out of the RonyPony Archives, though technically, they are not the RonyPony Archives, because the RonyPony Baby is only 7 and this note is from 10 years ago, April 2002.  And honestly, he lo… Read more

Short Parsha Riddles: צַו / Tzav

וַיִּקְרָא / Vayikra / Leviticus 6:1-8:36Click for printable PDF version.And don’t forget to read last year’s poem and parsha overview.  Plus… copywork and parsha activities – something for every wee… Read more

I dream of (Pesach) cheese

Sorry I haven’t been posting much lately.  Busy, busy… and writing, writing for actual money.  I have always had a theory that I only had so many words inside me each day, and if I’m writing in one w… Read more

New FREE Printable Pesach Story PDF Book!

I’m SO excited about this one!  As I did two years ago, I’ve written a short storybook to share with my kids, and they like it so much, I thought I’d pass it along.The book is totally free, with larg… Read more

DO NOT CLOSE the School House shelter!

Read my letter to Toronto City Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, then sign the petition!  By the way, I’m NOT a big believer in online petitions, but in some small, local situations, I think they may be v… Read more

Short Parsha Riddles: Vayikra / וַיִּקְרָא

וַיִּקְרָא / Vayikra / Leviticus 1:1-5:26Click for printable PDF version.And don’t forget to read last year’s poem and parsha overview.  Plus… copywork and parsha activities – something for every wee… Read more

Pre-Pesach Matzah Baking & Chometz Museum

Quick idea that came to me yesterday as I was getting ready for our annual pre-Pesach homeschool matzah bakefest:  set up a “grain museum” so kids can actually SEE the grains that become chometz (lea… Read more

Pesach Homeschool Video/Animation Project (with free script!)

We were supposed to go to another workshop at the NFB this morning, but I promised I’d do some work for somebody, so I had to tell the kids we weren’t going to the workshop.  They weren’t all THAT cr… Read more

The Library is on STRIKE?!?!!

Luckily, their online offerings are still available, so I’m taking this opportunity to recharge the Kobo and download five exciting books free – well, I don’t know if they’re all exciting, but one is… Read more

Homeschool Picture Day: Behind the Scenes

It’s always fun having pieces about homeschooling published in the paper.  They always seem to want a picture of me with my kid(s), actually DOING our little homeschooly thing.  Ha ha ha.  Like that… Read more

(Jamaican) Patty Time!

I don’t know if it’s the same where you are, but if you pass through any subway station in Toronto that offers more than just the basic convenience store, chances are there’s a coffee shop that offe… Read more

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