Monday Pep Talk No. 4

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

It's that time again! Seize this week by the horns with a little start-your-Monday-off right inspiration.  

3 fun things to do this week

Make s’mores on the grill to celebrate National S’mores Day — it’s officially Monday, but we think this is one of those holidays that can justify a week-long celebration.

Take a trip to your nearest beach on Tuesday to celebrate Play in the Sand Day. (Try one of these beach science experiments to prep for your trip.)

Spread out an old sheet as a canvas, and make a giant painting in the backyard.


3 ideas for this week’s dinners

Take advantage of all the eggplant at the market, and make grilled eggplant with fresh hot sauce and crispy eggs.

This cool soba noodle salad topped with crispy pan-fried tofu comes together in minutes.

Mix up your standard summer burger night by making coffee-rubbed cheeseburgers with barbecue sauce.


one fun readaloud

The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet by Eleanor Cameron is a fun introduction to the pleasures of science-fiction.


one thought to ponder

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

one-step, no-churn coffee ice cream