Thanks for bearing with us as we made some website tweaks over the last couple of weeks. We now return you to your regularly scheduled Monday kickstart.
3 fun things to do this week
Watch Leave It to Beavers (it’s free if you have Amazon Prime), a fascinating PBS documentary about everybody’s favorite dam builders, to mark Beaver Day on Thursday.
Celebrate Draw a Picture of a Bird Day (on Friday) by—wait for it—drawing a picture of a bird. The John Muir Laws website has some great tips for budding bird artists.
Get ready for warmer-nights stargazing by making constellation jars.
3 ideas for this week’s dinners
Whatever looks good at the farmers market will probably taste good in this spring panzanella—just don’t forget the asparagus!
Cheap, fast, and yummy: chickpea salad onigirazu
If you, too, overload your basket with asparagus this time of year (because: asparagus!), you need this asparagus stir-fry with sesame-miso sauce in your repertoire.
one great readaloud
How many readalouds are also a perfect excuse to break out a cheese plate? Anatole by Eve Titus is the story of a mouse with a refined palate that he puts to work helping local cheesemakers improve their product, and it’s one of my favorite readalouds.
one thought to ponder