Nature & Art
- With all the depressing news in the media lately, I’ve had to start looking for stuff I like to peruse online. For example, instead of following the news on Twitter, I mostly follow wildlife photographers. I especially love this and this and this.
- And even though I’m not on Instagram, I tend to find myself on the Audubon Society’s Instagram page anyway.
- Oh, and I follow lots of super talented artists too. (Check this one out. And this one!)
- And it’s always nice read about good news.
- I also learned about this cool new resource on migration for kids from 5-12 years old. It’s over 50 pages of activities, information, resources, live links & so much more. Can’t wait to dive into it. (Note: It costs $10.)
Home | School | Life
- Home: Enjoying a bounty of apples as we always do this season, and I’m making my favorite apple turnovers with them.
- School: My favorite little find has been all these short educational films available on Amazon Prime. Sometimes in the mornings I have my boys watch an episode of Symbols of America as I throw in another load of laundry. (I count this as social studies!)
- Life: My family was happy to find out that a local homeschooling mom has started a chapter of Classical Revolution in a nearby town. If you want your children to experience classical music in an informal setting, check their website to see if there’s a chapter near you.
- My ten-year-old recently finished reading Jeff Corwin’s The Great Alaska Adventure, and now he’s digging into I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944. He is also hooked on Garfield comic books.
- My seven-year-old is begging me to read Garfield comics to him every night, but if I whine a little, he might let me read Make Way for Ducklings or Alligator at Saw Grass Road.
- I love starting our homeschool mornings with a read-aloud, and right now we’re into The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich.
- I also read to my ten-year-old at night. We just finished reading my favorite book from when I was a kid, My Side of the Mountain, and now we’re into its sequel On the Far Side of the Mountain.
- For myself, I am digging into some nature/science books. I found Ravens in Winter at a recent library book sale, and I love it.
Here are a few of my recent favorites. (If you want more, I try to pin everything we watch here.)
SHELLI BOND PABIS is home | school | life magazine’s senior editor. She writes about her family’s homeschooling journey at www.mamaofletters.com.
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