Do you take a summer break? We don’t, but it’s nice that so many of our regular activities do. I’m definitely enjoying that holiday feeling as our classes and groups wind down for the summer.
around the web
Apparently my spirit vegetable is a bolero carrot. What’s yours?
I love this: a case study in how to recognize archaeology pseudonews, or that kid didn’t really discover a lost Maya city.
Like all the other over-educated-in-the-liberal-arts girls, I am sad to bid farewell to the Toast.
I guess this essay means that I’m officially sold on that Asian philosophy class Shelly wants to offer this fall.
Not in my usual wheelhouse, but I’ve been reading about the Magdalene Laundries (did you realize the last one only closed 20 years ago?), and this piece got me a little choked up.
at home | school | life
on the blog: We’re so excited to welcome our new blogger Cate—and I bet you will be, too, after you read her first post.
in the classroom: What online classes would you like to see this fall?
in the magazine: Stories are starting to roll in for the summer issue, and it’s looking like another great issue. (I’m loving our homeschool summer boot camp article, designed to help prepare us to teach tough classes this fall.)
in the archives: I’m stealing this high school organization method for next year.
on my night table: To Say Nothing of the Dog (an old favorite revisited), The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts (how could anyone resist this title?), Outdoor Math: Fun Activities for Every Season
together: Gone-Away Lake
planning: Our not-at-all-busy summer schedule, which looks like it’s going to involve lots of pool time, crochet lessons, and library runs
eating: horchata semifreddo
listening: Wild Belle's Dreamland