Monday Pep Talk No. 12

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

Jump-start your week with our Monday pep talk, designed to make having fun a little easier.

3 fun things to do this week

Get sucked down the rabbit hole of Viking history on the History Channel’s website to celebrate Leif Ericson Day on Oct. 9.

Dig a little deeper into Byzantine history with the 12 Byzantine Rulers podcast. (It’s free!)

Use your kitchen time this week to teach everything from the big bang to Keynesian economics. (Some of these are a bit of a stretch, but that's what makes them so fun.)


3 ideas for this week’s dinners

Some people get excited about pumpkin spice lattes; I get excited about butternut squash, which is the star of this butternut squash and farro salad.

Give your regular roast chicken an international upgrade when you make roast chicken with Moroccan spices. (I’d serve a big bowl of roasted vegetables and couscous on the side.)

Just the thing for chilly evenings when you want the whole house to smell delicious: baked onions with parmesan and cream. (The recipe is number five on the list.)


one great readaloud


Get into the Halloween spirit with a spooky story about a girl who can see ghosts and a boy who want to solve the mystery of his mother’s death. A Curious Tale of the In-Between is just scary enough to be fun.


one thought to ponder

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