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Stuff We Like :: 2.23.17

Stuff We Like :: 2.23.17

Harry Potter in Scots, more reasons to love Adam Rippon, enjoying art when you can't like the artist, obsessing a little too much over the correct reading order of Madeleine L'Engle's books, and more stuff we like.

Stuff We Like :: 5.20.16

home|school|life's Friday roundup of the best homeschool links, reads, tools, and other fun stuff has lots of ideas and resources.

Do you take a summer break? We don’t, but it’s nice that so many of our regular activities do. I’m definitely enjoying that holiday feeling as our classes and groups wind down for the summer.


around the web

Apparently my spirit vegetable is a bolero carrot. What’s yours?

I love this: a case study in how to recognize archaeology pseudonews, or that kid didn’t really discover a lost Maya city.

Like all the other over-educated-in-the-liberal-arts girls, I am sad to bid farewell to the Toast.

I guess this essay means that I’m officially sold on that Asian philosophy class Shelly wants to offer this fall.

Not in my usual wheelhouse, but I’ve been reading about the Magdalene Laundries (did you realize the last one only closed 20 years ago?), and this piece got me a little choked up.


at home | school | life

on the blog: We’re so excited to welcome our new blogger Cate—and I bet you will be, too, after you read her first post.

in the classroom: What online classes would you like to see this fall?

on instagram: At least they’re playing their video games in the sunshine!

in the magazine: Stories are starting to roll in for the summer issue, and it’s looking like another great issue. (I’m loving our homeschool summer boot camp article, designed to help prepare us to teach tough classes this fall.)

in the archives: I’m stealing this high school organization method for next year.


reading list

on my night table: To Say Nothing of the Dog (an old favorite revisited), The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts (how could anyone resist this title?), Outdoor Math: Fun Activities for Every Season

on my 14-year-old’s night table: Raymie Nightingale, Meet the Austins, Danganronpa Volume 1

on my 8-year-old’s night table: Yo-kai Watch, Vol. 1, The Story of Diva and Flea

together: Gone-Away Lake


at home

watching: The Duchess of Duke Street with Jason and Just Add Magic with the kids

knitting:  Goldwing (it’s so pretty!) and the sweetest little Wee Envelope for a baby I can’t wait to meet

planning: Our not-at-all-busy summer schedule, which looks like it’s going to involve lots of pool time, crochet lessons, and library runs

eating: horchata semifreddo

listening: Wild Belle's Dreamland