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Monday Pep Talk No. 40

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

Let the week begin!

3 FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK

It’s Davy Crockett’s birthday on Wednesday. Celebrate the man, the myth, the legend by reading Davy Crockett: His Own Story: A Narrative of the Life of David Crockett, and follow up by watching the Disney classic Davy Crockett: King of the Wild Frontier so that you can identify all the film’s historical liberties.

Brush up your amusement park physics so that you can count a trip to the park for Rollercoaster Day on Tuesday.

Photography Day (on Friday) is a great excuse to set up an outdoor photography nature scavenger hunt.

 

3 IDEAS FOR THIS WEEK’S DINNERS

For me, a lobster roll tastes just like the end of summer, even if I’m not lucky enough to be spending August on the beach.

This roasted tomatillo tortilla soup is quick and so good.

The surprise green beans are the stars of this summery BLT salad, but you can throw in any veggies you happen to have hanging around.

 

ONE GREAT READALOUD

Castle Hangnail
By Ursula Vernon
 

Castle Hangnail is an utterly delightful readaloud—and you need to get it on your library list before the Ellen DeGeneres-produced movie version comes out and the wait list gets ridiculous.

 

ONE THOUGHT TO PONDER

What was difficult
was the travel, which,
on arrival, is forgotten.
— Louise Glück

 

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

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