Bees

Our vegetable garden is finally underway, and that means there are bees buzzing around our yard constantly now. Big Kid has been weary of bees since she got stung 2 years ago, and she is also always nervous because I had an allergic reaction to a bee sting the same summer she got stung.However, she also … Continue reading Bees

Walk This World at Christmas Time

Ever wonder how people around the world celebrate Christmas? You can find out in Walk This World at Christmas Time by Big Chair Press, illustrated by Debbie Powell, a beautiful lift-the-flap nonfiction picture book about Christmas around the world. As you turn each page you are transported to a different part of the globe, illustrated … Continue reading Walk This World at Christmas Time

Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer

Are you looking for a fun way to learn about arctic animals and habitats? Are you looking for a peek into life in the far north? Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer, by Own Voices author Suzie Napayok-Short & illustrator Tamara Campeau, is the story of a little girl who visits her extended family … Continue reading Kits, Cubs, and Calves: An Arctic Summer

Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers

Were you welcomed into Mr. Roger's cozy home, and met with honesty, respect, and love when you were young? Do you want to welcome your own children into that world?Hello, Neighbor!: The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers, by Matthew Cordell, tells the story of how that cozy home became part of America's story. From … Continue reading Hello, Neighbor! The Kind and Caring World of Mister Rogers

Yayoi Kusama – Artist Study

We took a break from seasonal projects to read these two picture book biographies of Yayoi Kusama and afterwards we created some artwork inspired by her. I used Mini Masterpieces: Exploring Art History With Hands-On Projects for Kids and an artist study by Wildflowers By Sarah for inspiration. My two little ones love doing projects … Continue reading Yayoi Kusama – Artist Study

One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance

I grabbed this one for the poetry section of my classroom library not knowing a lot about it. I'm so glad I did! First, I got a crash course in the Harlem Renaissance, something I previously knew very little about. Then I got a lesson in poetry. Did you know there is a poetic form … Continue reading One Last Word: Wisdom from the Harlem Renaissance