Observing Juneteenth

This is just a quick post to share our plans for tomorrow, Juneteenth. It’s hard to believe, but I don’t think I had heard until last year of this holiday that celebrates the end of slavery in the United States. Here’s some of the history of Juneteenth, in case you are like me and hadn’tContinue reading “Observing Juneteenth”

Thank you, Minimalism

Staying home for so long has been the most challenging part of the pandemic for me. Well, that and grocery shopping and missing Mass. I know how lucky I am to stay home, and blessed that we have all stayed healthy and have not suffered from unemployment or other difficulties during the pandemic. Even thoughContinue reading “Thank you, Minimalism”

First Whiff of Summer

Okay, I know it’s not technically summer yet, but it’s starting to feel like it and I can’t believe we’re already so far into June! (Although I know all the teachers are probably thinking, how are we not further through June?) We’ve been busy, even though we still haven’t gone out much, so I haven’tContinue reading “First Whiff of Summer”

Owl Pellet Dissection

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support. We wrapped up our bird study this weekend by dissecting owl pellets. I feel like everyone says they remember doing this in school, but I never did this! I thinkContinue reading “Owl Pellet Dissection”

Simple Machines Unit Study Plans

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support. We’re still going strong with our bird unit over here, but I am planning our next unit study. When I asked Animal Lover what she would like to study next,Continue reading “Simple Machines Unit Study Plans”

The Office Surprise Box

I’m not sure how, and I’m not sure exactly when but sometime in 2007ish I began watching the Office with my cousin Colleen. By October of 2007, Colleen and I were already obsessed to the point of attending The Office Convention held in Scranton, PA. We made several more trips back to Scranton, sometimes onContinue reading “The Office Surprise Box”

Bird Unit Study

This post contains affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support. Our last day of school was Wednesday so we’ve started our bird unit. It was a beautiful day out yesterday and I figured bird watching would be more exciting atContinue reading “Bird Unit Study”

Love is Spoken Here

Every time I go through my closet there is a section of dresses that I don’t wear but I keep anyway. It’s not because I have problems getting rid of things. At this point I probably have the opposite problem; I end up purging things I should actually keep.  It’s because they are my “Scott’sContinue reading “Love is Spoken Here”

This Pandemic is for the Birds

School technically ends for us next week, but since the pandemic is still going on it will be awhile before we are able to get back to our “normal” routine. So, I’m putting together some unit studies to help us all (ok, mostly me) stay sane. I asked Animal Lady (7) what types of thingsContinue reading “This Pandemic is for the Birds”

I Can’t Wait to be Six Feet Closer to You

Here are some highlights of our social distancing time so far. It all began on March 12th for us. That day, I decided that we would stay home from school and pick up a grocery order for my parents to make sure they were all set. After hearing talk on the news I thought thatContinue reading “I Can’t Wait to be Six Feet Closer to You”