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Monday Pep Talk No. 31

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home|school|life magazine's Monday Pep Talk has lots of fun ideas for planning your homeschool week.

3 FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK

Go fly a kite! This Rough Science guide walks you through the science of kite flying and then through the steps to build your own kite.

Wednesday is Scrabble Day. Isn’t that the perfect excuse for an all-day marathon Scrabble tournament?

Beverly Cleary turns 100 on April 12. Take a trip to Klickitat Street and read Ramona the Pest (or pretty much anything she ever wrote) to celebrate.

 

3 IDEAS FOR THIS WEEK’S DINNERS

I love the jumbled-up, multilayered flavors of this Thai steak and noodle salad.

Salads just feel like the perfect springtime dinner. Case in point: springtime Cobb salad. (Yum!)

I am always on the hunt for new taco recipes, and this roasted cauliflower version with chipotle cream is definitely going to making an appearance in our test kitchen.

 

ONE GREAT READALOUD

Pax
By Sara Pennypacker
 

Pax lacks the laugh-out-loud exuberance of Sara Pennypacker’s Clementine books, but this novel—part boy-and-fox friendship tale, part survival story, part animal adventure narrative—is incredibly rich and rewarding. You’ll be talking about in the car for weeks.

 

ONE THOUGHT TO PONDER

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
— Confucius

 

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY (BECAUSE SOMETIMES YOU NEED SOMETHING STRONGER THAN INSPIRATION)

homemade chocolate pop tarts