Monday Pep Talk No. 29

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

Test your pi intelligence with the Pi Day challenge, a series of puzzles created by a group of logicians for March 14.

A fitting way to mark Moth-er Day (on Monday): Get to know some folks who’ve made learning more about moths their passion in this BBC Radio Four program. (Pick up a Pocket Naturalist Guide series edition for your area to start identifying local moths.)

Go inside a submarine with NOVA’s Submarines, Secrets and Spies to celebrate Submarine Day (on Thursday).


3 ideas for this week’s dinners

Satisfying that late-winter craving for crunchy, crispy food: roasted carrot summer rolls with cabbage

Ready to go beyond corned beef and cabbage for your St. Patrick’s Day dinner? This lamb and sweet potato shepherd’s pie is Irish-inspired goodness.

Break out of the chicken rut with orange and balsamic chicken.


one great readaloud

The Ides of March: A Novel
By Thornton Wilder

Beware The Ides of March—Thornton Wilder’s novel-in-letters about the life of Julius Caesar and his friends—and enemies—in Rome.


one thought to ponder

“One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.” 
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


in case of emergency {because sometimes you need something stronger than inspiration}

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