Field Trip Foto Friday: Austin Aquarium

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On the Northwest side of Austin, there’s a small aquarium that hosts stingrays, small sharks, reptiles, exotic birds, and tank after tank of interesting marine life. They even have a touch tank and most of the entire site is set up for the young (and young at heart). A few years or so ago, we […]

The Demise of the English Language

Letters by @sprittibee

I love to text like the next gal. I love my iPhone and tweet with the best of them. I can fit my political angst and bible verses into 140 characters most days. But what affect is texting having on this new generation of kids who are growing up with smart phones… ready to ooze […]

10 Children’s Books Worth Checking Out (and a give-away)

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It has been a while since I cleaned off my children’s book review shelf and I have a slew of good books to bring to your attention this time. Many of these were given to me by the publisher or author to look at because they felt we were a good fit as a homeschool, […]

31 Things for October…

Argiope Spider via @sprittibee

I say Hello, you say Goodbye! Yes, October is almost over… and I’m just getting around to letting you know I’m alive. But hey – here I am! Better late than never! My list-making obsession is a beast. I would make a list on my arm if I ran out of paper. So to quell […]

Swapping Books Instead of Buying Them – Just Pay Postage!

Paperback Swap via @sprittibee

I’m sure that you’ve probably heard of Paperback Swap by now, but I just had to share about it in case you haven’t. I love swapping books and finding things that our local libraries don’t carry. Ever notice how hard it is to find good books that are recommended by your history curriculum these days? […]

Elementary & Junior High Book Line-up and Give-away

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A while back, I did a preschool book review and give away… and now I get to share a few elementary and junior high level books! I’ll start with the early on-your-own readers for the kindergarten and first grade level, and then move on up – all the way to an 8th grade level (and […]