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Roanoke: A Mystery From History

We really enjoyed the book Roanoke: The Lost Colony (An Unsolved Mystery From History) by Jane Yolen. Designed with a detective story format, it offers a creative story of the famed lost early English colony in American history. 453 more words

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Swiss Family Robinson

This unit study is designed to explore different elements using children’s classic stories.


We used Stepping Stone Classics Chapter Book Series’ adaptation of Swiss Family Robinson… 883 more words

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Writing Assignment: Mythical Sea Creatures

We are wrapping up our second week of exploration themed lessons. Last week we focused on space exploration by discussing our solar system, astronauts, stars and a few constellation myths and legends. 197 more words


The Disease progresses

Alzheimer’s is continuing its horrible assault on my mom’s brain. In the past three months, she’s noticeably declined. She had a UTI that was resistant to the first antibiotic she was given. 1,056 more words


Accent on Accent

Can you change your accent?

Can you learn a language? If you can learn a language, you can refine those language skills even further.

Remember the beginning stages of learning a new language, and how hard it was to make unusual sounds? 382 more words

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Cultural Studies: China

Learning about bamboo and giant pandas was a great way to introduce the Chinese region.

We learned bamboo is a tropical woody grass with hard stems originating in Asia. 599 more words

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Language Problems

The last time I blogged, my mom was speaking only in German. Things are back to normal, whatever that is. My mom is still staying crazy things, but in English. 393 more words