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Monday Pep Talk No. 35

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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

Make a sock puppet to mark the solemn occasion that is Lost Sock Memorial Day (on Monday). I love this fun rock and roll puppet and these googly-eye puppets.

Mother Ocean Day (Tuesday) was created to encourage ocean appreciation—and there’s no way not to marvel at the wonders of the deep when you’re watching the gorgeously filmed documentary Oceans.

Celebrate Limerick Day (Thursday) by—what else?—writing limericks. This tutorial from Kenn Nesbitt’s Poetry4Kids website has all the info your family needs to create limerick masterworks.

 

3 IDEAS FOR THIS WEEK’S DINNERS

I’m not saying that I guarantee this crunchy tofu chopped salad will convert the tofu-reluctant, but if it won’t, you may have to accept the possibility that nothing will.

When you have leftover salmon and leftover rice, you want salmon fried rice. (Honestly, I would cook the salmon and rice just to make this.)

Portobello burgers, or the only veggie burger me entire family will actually eat. (We like them with sweet potato fries on the side.)

 

ONE GREAT READALOUD

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which seems like the perfect excuse to read Lawrence Yep’s Dragon's Gate—a funny, tender book about a reluctant 14-year-old boy from China who finds himself in 1860s California. 

 

ONE THOUGHT TO PONDER

Education doesn’t make you happy. Nor does freedom. We don’t become happy just because we’re free – if we are. Or because we’ve been educated – if we have. But because education may be the means by which we realize we are happy. It opens our eyes, our ears, tells us where delights are lurking, convinces us that there is only one freedom of any importance whatsoever, that of the mind, and gives us the assurance – the confidence – to walk the path our mind, our educated mind, offers.
— Iris Murdoch

 

 

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

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