The Choose Your Own Adventure series of books has been popular among young readers since the 1980s. They are a fun concept, where after every few pages of reading the reader faces two or three options, each of which leads to more options and to many possible endings. The Mystery of the Maya, which I […]
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Flashback By Dan Simmons This book is set in the future, after the United States has been devastated by economic and political collapse. A drug called Flashback, which allows users to relive moments of their lives, has swept the country, […]
Brought to you by Carolina Pad Carolina Pad asked bloggers for ideas on how to prevent learning loss over the summer.Â Summer learning loss is a huge problem, and many teachers have to spend the first month of the school year getting kids back on track and re-teaching last years information.Â The most important thing […]
This weekend was the Womenâ€™s World Cup finals in soccer, and the US team played Japan in an exciting match that the US team ultimately lost.Â Losing is a big part of sports, and a big thing every child can learn from sports is sportsmanship – how to be a gracious winner and loser.Â One […]
We saw a Great Blue Heron resting on the lake last week, but I couldnâ€™t get too close for pictures without scaring him off.Â They are gorgeous birds.
A clamming knife is one of those tools you don’t use everyday, but if you need one there is no substitute. Trying to shuck a clam without a clamming knife is just asking for frustration and sliced fingers. Clams hold their shells together tightly, and a professional clamming knife is specially designed to fit in […]