witch week

Stuff We Like :: 3.23.17

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

It’s spring—which probably means it’s going to snow now? I’m so confused about the weather.

around the web

I’m in love with this: Muggle artifacts on display

In praise of literature’s bossy big sisters

Great read: When picture books get political

I will never hire children living in a boxcar to solve a mystery again


at home/school/life

on the blog: I love this community education project Carrie’s community has created

in homeschool madness: Tune in this weekend for THE FINAL TWO. 

one year ago: Three bookish biographies for Women’s History Month

two years ago: Flashback to Shelli’s 2nd grade and preschool


reading list

My daughter and I are reading Letters of a Woman Homesteader out loud together and enjoying every minute. My son and I tried to read Wildwood together, but he hated it so much we switched to Witch Week.

One of the things I love the fact that Jason is starting a school is that I have an excuse to test-drive books for classes. I am not sure if his students are going to end up with copies of Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour in the fall, but I am sure that’s what my daughter and I are going to use as the spine for astronomy next year.

I picked up a copy of Bill Bryson’s The Mother Tongue when it was cheap for the Kindle (I try to mention these things on our Kindle Deals page), so of course I had to interrupt all my reading lists so that I could immediately read it again.


at home

I did almost no cooking this week, so the kitchen doesn’t deserve its own section, but don’t worry, I kept my priorities straight. We’ve got a cookie of the week: John Legend's Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I’m working hard on wrapping up the spring issue, so it’s all chaos and copyediting this week. It’s coming together, though!