Education

Entering the World of Self-Publishing: Buzz Finds his Voice

Besides encouraging me to start this blog, my husband has been urging me to give writing children's stories a go for awhile now.  When he recently mentioned the idea again, I took it as a challenge. I've had several ideas bouncing around in my head for the last few years, but life had us so… Continue reading Entering the World of Self-Publishing: Buzz Finds his Voice

Education

Primary Pinterest Projects: Disney’s Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Votive

Last October I saw this great tutorial for a DIY Hitchhiking Ghosts Mason Jar from Disney while perusing Pinterest.  I thought it was a cute, inexpensive holiday craft and promised myself that I would get around to making it before Halloween.  Unfortunately, Halloween came and went, and I never got around to the project.  I had already… Continue reading Primary Pinterest Projects: Disney’s Haunted Mansion Hitchhiking Ghosts Votive

Education, Parenting

Making Sight Words Fun

It's hard to believe that Lil' Man has already completed his first month of kindergarten!  Last week he received his first set of monthly sight words to practice at home:  I, the, a, go, and is.  We quickly went through all of his teacher's recommended activities, and we determined that Lil' Man should use his time to practice… Continue reading Making Sight Words Fun

Education, Parenting

What We are Reading: A Book Review of A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

Title:  A Perfectly Messed-Up Story Author:  Patrick McDonnell Hardcover:  40 pages Publisher:  Little, Brown and Company ISBN-13:  978-0316222587 Summary:  In the beginning, Louie's story seems perfect.  It is when Louie is faced with one mess after another that he must learn to embrace the fact that life can't always be perfect and that is okay. What… Continue reading What We are Reading: A Book Review of A Perfectly Messed-Up Story

Education

The 2017 National Book Festival in Washington D.C.

I would like to share our experience at this year’s National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. This event is free to the public and attracts bibliophiles of all ages. Hundreds of authors from various genres come to the festival each year to give book talks and sign their work for thousands of eager fans.

Education, Travel

Day Trip to Assateague Island

I've been itching to to take a day trip to the beach since the weather started warming up back in April.  Being new to the area, my first inclination was to look into visiting Virginia Beach, but I decided a four hour drive twice in one day would be pushing it with Lil' Man.  After… Continue reading Day Trip to Assateague Island

Education, Parenting

What We Are Reading: A Book Review of Animal Babies (The World of Eric Carle)

Author:  Susan Rich Brooke Narrator:  Michaela Emma Brooke Illustrator:  Eric Carle (The World of Eric Carle) Board Book:  19 pages Publisher:  Phoenix International Publications, Inc. ISBN-13:  978-1450867740 What Teacher-Librarian Me Thinks:  Animal Babies is a part of The World of Eric Carle Series. The text of the book is simple and contains a pleasing rhyme scheme for… Continue reading What We Are Reading: A Book Review of Animal Babies (The World of Eric Carle)