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Monday Pep Talk No. 39

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

Hello, Monday! Let’s get this week started, shall we?

3 FUN THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK

Celebrate Bowling Day (on Monday) with a trip to the bowling alley. (If you sign up for Kids Bowl Free, your kids can bowl two games at participating bowling centers for free.)

Find out what it actually takes to build a skyscraper in PBS’s four-part documentary Skyscraper: The Making of a Building. (It’s free to watch online.) What better way to mark Skyscraper Appreciation Day on Wednesday?

Decorating our new notebooks is a tradition in our homeschool. Get inspired with this Pinterest collection of cool notebook upgrades.

 

3 IDEAS FOR THIS WEEK’S DINNERS

Something different to do with that zucchini: Zucchini basil soup with creme fruit and picked corn. (I think I’d serve this with tomato toast, but that’s what I want to serve with pretty much everything in August.)

Can you believe you only need five ingredients to make this summer squash pizza?

You could serve this warm faro salad with chickpeas, feta, and spicy dressing all by itself — but it’s also yummy with grilled portobello mushrooms, grilled chicken, or grilled pretty much anything.

 

ONE GREAT READALOUD

The Adventures of Miss Petifour: The whimsical, episodic adventures of Miss Petifour and her sixteen cats make a perfect easing-back-into-your-routine readaloud. This book has a Pippi Longstocking-Roald Dahl-ish vibe that we really loved.

 

ONE THOUGHT TO PONDER

A self is not something static, tied up in a pretty parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.
— Madeleine L'Engle

 

 

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

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