Showing posts from April, 2012

Edwardian School Day in the Zion Schoolhouse

Yet another homeschool field trip, our last for a while, because I’m off to Baltimore next week.  This was FUN, despite several last-minute cancellations bringing our group size down to 13 kids (thou… Read more

New Lapbook in Progress: צַדִּיק בֶּאֱמוּנָתוֹ יִחְיֶה / Tzaddikim Project

This is a biggie, a heavy-duty topic, too.  For a while now, I have been wanting to do a lapbook of tzaddikim (great Torah scholars), but there are a few reasons why I’ve been stuck.  First, it’s a H… Read more

Crocheted Kokeshi Baby Doll

Although there are tons of free dolly patterns out there, I actually bought this pattern on etsy – I like the shape of the body, and the idea of the removable outfit really appealed to me.  Mine turn… Read more

Kosher Cooking Carnival – the Eeyore (Iyyar) edition!

And yet again, I am privileged to host the delightfully monthly Kosher Cooking Carnival!When the month of Iyyar (אִייָר‎) rolls around, I have always secretly thought of Winnie the Pooh’s sidekick, E… Read more

Short Parsha Riddles: Shemini / שְּׁמִינִי

וַיִּקְרָא / Vayikra / Leviticus 9:1-11:47Click 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 we… Read more

Final Pesach Guests (warning – gross stuff)

Most people, when they’re getting excited about Pesach, probably don’t think about all the beautiful COMPOST it creates.  And they certainly don’t think about all the WORMS they’re feeding over the Y… Read more

Rock the (Comments) Vote!

Google made some changes this week which have made comment moderation even more of a pain.  Previously, I just had to click a link in my email and it would automatically either publish or reject the … Read more

Fun day at Humber – Trip #12 of 15 :-o

Looking at my spreadsheet, it’s hard to believe that I have organized FIFTEEN homeschool field trips this year – that’s more than 1 a month.  Indeed, there are two this month – one this week and anot… Read more

An Outsider’s Glimpse of Our Family’s Madness

One of my western Canadian cousins stopped by for lunch at my mother’s house on the last day of Pesach.  This is the son of my father’s brother, who died last year.  I don’t know this branch of the f… Read more

Back to alef-bais school!

Here is Gavriel Zev with one of his inner circle, “Miss,” which is what he calls this blonde sleeveless Groovy Girl, singing an Alef Bais song.  This is not the one we sing together when we learn a n… Read more

Pink Penguin… and a Scrap-topus

Elisheva loves penguins (so do I, I admit), and I have been wanting to use my newly-wicked crochet skills with this free penguin pattern.Here’s the original (named Howie the Holiday Penguin, because … Read more

Seed Starting

Tomatoes!  Planted yesterday – very, very, VERY late in the season, especially considering how warm it was in February and March.  I didn’t bother firing up the whole seed-starting rig, which is und… Read more

Miscellaneous Memories of Pesach

Just a few things I was too busy to blog!First – are stickers getting STICKIER?  I had to take a bunch of things to the mikveh, and spent literally half an hour scraping labels off two pots.  What do… Read more

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