At the zoo in the mountains, we saw this dragonfly resting on the shell of his just-shed exoskeleton. He was very still and even let me touch his wings. There are lots of dragonflies all over China and they are often portrayed in Chinese art. I’ve always thought they were fascinating insects.
Lapbooking is all the rage now, and we love it too, but even you don’t want to do a complete lapbook, using mini-books can increase motivation to write. Compare these two options: 1. Hand your child a blank piece of writing paper and tell him to write a story or a narration of something you […]
I turned by back to work on something at my desk as DD worked out a difficult math problem with her number blocks. When I turned around to check on her, she had used the blocks to make an outline of a horse on her book! “This is math, DD, not art!” I told her. […]
We have just begun studying the solar system, and our Robert Krampf’s Experiment of the Week was about the size of the solar system — how perfect! And all it took to do it was a roll of toilet paper (and we added sidewalk chalk). I stood at the Sun and photographed the entire Solar […]
This is our latest project for the Lent season. We planted grass seed all over it. It should be covered with a nice fuzzy green in a few days! For several years now I’ve wanted to celebrate the Lenten season to the same extent that we celebrate Christmas. After all, Resurrection Day is the […]